Blues v Force is on 1st of April, for Super Rugby 2017 at Eden Park Venue
In this game the Blues will be looking to go against the Force from Australia, on Saturday.
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In the last 7 gamse, against the Force, the Blues have won. So really, it doesn’t look like Perth has a chance. Keep in mind the Blues also have 3 home games against them, with 111 points from that time. Blues have more chances of winning in this game on Saturday 1st of April.
Keep in mind The Force have back to back defeats, and also has been beat by the Crusaders, in their last game.
In the last game between the Blues v Force, The Blues ran out 17-13 winners in Perth last year. We expect the Blues to come out as winners out of Eden Park against a Force
2016: Blues won 17-13 in Perth
2015: Blues won 41-24 in Auckland
2014: Blues won 40-14 in Perth
2012: Blues won 32-9 in Auckland
2011: 22-22 draw in Perth
2010: Blues won 38-17 in Auckland
2009: Blues won 25-19 in Perth
2008: Force won 27-17 in North Harbour
Date: Saturday, April 1
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 17:15 local (05:15 GMT)
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There are many ways to experience the lush, ridiculous beauty of New Zealand, and the best way to experience this is by driving.
New Zealand is not known for its easy public transport system and so , to experience New Zealand, you will have to experience the amazing landscapes and wild views.
There are several popular spots to know about. The real beauty of New Zealand, is found on the road
If you are on budget, then you can take a guided tour, or rent your own car or caravan. It really depends on what you are trying to do. If you do decide to drive, make sure you understand you will be driving on the left, and not the right as most countries.
In the following article, we will discus what you can do and not do in your New Zealand road trip! Make sure you pick the right car for your trip. If you choose to get car in winter, make sure you add on snow chains. You will need to get up the ski resort roads
So just think about the kind of trip that you want to do and get a car or van that fits it. If you will be trying to find a place to camp, make sure you learn how the camping system works in New Zealand. First of all, its best to think of getting a van, with a toilet. IF you don’t get one with a toilet, you won’t be able to freedom camp. Usually when you freedom camp, you are allowed to camp on public land for free as long as you have the right facilities.
It Is very important you understand how the camper-van and freedom camping system works in New Zealand and not abuse it.
Make sure you understand that you can’t freedom camp anywhere near Wanaka or Queenstown. These are considered popular places, so you can’t really be there camping . No room. The places where you can camp, are at holiday parks. However keep in mind that many people really do abuse the holiday park campout.
Keep note, Holiday parks, do not come cheap. You could pay around $20-$30 Holiday parks aren’t cheap though. I paid between $20-$30 for a total night for 1 person for a non-powered site and wifi .
There are cheaper options, like outside towns, and usually in a dead zone for any type of phone services like 3G…etc.
Half of the beauty of New Zealand lies in getting lost and finding your own favorite little spots, and it’s one of the best reasons to get a car. Because New Zealand is so sparsely populated, you can get away with winging it and being spontaneous here. There is always a campsite and always somewhere to sleep. Don’t worry!
Make sure you don’t underestimate the road dangers in New Zealand. All the roads are basically one lane in either direction, and the remote roads don’t even have guardrails.
All roads are hardly straight. New Zealand landscape frequently likes to add obstacles to the adventure like landslides, hitchhikers, and sheep, so be alert. All roads are well labelled, so it’s hard to get lost. Unless you are not paying attention.
It takes a while to get used to the roads in New Zealand. It’s much better to drive slower and be safe, and do not drive on the RIGHT! Only on the left!
DO- Book a Room with a BNB
Do make sure you book a room with a place you can trust and is well renown for its accommodation services. Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in Auckland , New Zealand, is an award winning bed and breakfast found right next door to Eden Park Venue. For more information on availability and prices please visit Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ here.
Sonny Bill Williams to stay with New Zealand rugby until 2019
Sonny Bill Williams, the New Zealand rugby league international and heavyweight boxing champion, who is hoping to win gold in Olympic rugby sevens for his country in August, helped the All Blacks to successive World Cup triumphs in 2011 and last year.
Williams will be playing for the Super Rugby league with The Blues (Auckland) , reuniting with the coach no other than the one that got him away from New Zealand and got him to play in the French Club back in 2008.
Williams will not be taking part in the June Test against the Wales team. He will be playing during this year’s Rugby Championship.
Williams is not in the New Zealand squad preparing for the June Test series against Wales, having decided to commit fully to the All Blacks sevens programme. He is, however, expected to be available for this year’s Rugby Championship as well as the end-of-year tour once his Olympics commitments end.
So summer is almost gone, but don’t fret, there are still things to do in Auckland, loads of things happening in March, and we wrote this article for you to help you get yourself planned for various activities you can attend with your family and loved ones.
#1 French Film Festival | 1st — 13th march
On its 10th year, The The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, will showcase a special selection of films from the Cannes International Film Festival, Patron Antonia Prebble’s personal favourites and a number of other French-language productions.
#2 Amber Griffin Photography Exhibition | 1st March — 1st April
If you are into Photography, then head out to the Exhibitions Gallery in Newmarket to view really amazing beautiful photographs. Amber Griffin, has worked close with some of New Zealand’s top ballet and contemporary dance artists to explore the beauty and majesty of movement through a diverse range of contemporary photographic processes.
#3 Auckland Arts Festival | 2nd — 20th March
the Auckland Arts Festival will give you 19 days of Theater, Dance, Music, Circus and Dreams to the City of Sails.
#4 Auckland Cup Week | 5th — 12th March
Auckland Cup Week kicks off with the BMW Derby Day on March 5th. On Wednesday, join the racing elite at the Barfoot & Thompson Cocktail Party at The Hilton, and then on Saturday there’s some serious awards up for grabs at Auckland Cup Day.
#5 Pasifika | 12th — 13th March
Pasifika returns to Western Springs for two days of music and vibes. There will be 11 Pacific Island villages, each with their own stage and market setting, for a fabulous day out the entire family will enjoy.
#6 Live Well—Lifestyle, Wellness & Fitness Festival | 12th — 13th March
Head out to The Cloud for a weekend that is all about healthy living, fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, food and wellness.
#7 The Hugh Green Group Street Parade | 13th March
Dress in Green on the 13th to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional music, dancing, bands, banners and more, it’s time to don those shamrocks, drink some Guinness and create a bit of luck.
#8 Auckland Fair | 13th March
The Auckland Fair is back at Shed 10 with more than 90 makers from around New Zealand showcasing homewares, art, clothing, furniture, toys, flowers, plants, cosmetics and more.
#9 Highwic Art Deco Day Out | 13th March
The Highwic House will have a day of live music, dancing, vintage cars, market stalls, tea, cake and cocktails! Start a Pinterest board and gather some ideas about what to wear, because there’ll be prizes for the best dressed.
#10 Auckland City Limits | 19th March
Auckland City Limits is will be a fusion of eats, music and art, and promises to be one of the highlights of the year. Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas it will add a NZ flavour and spirit.
#11 Auckland Colour Run | 20th March
The Colour Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the largest event series in the world, The Colour Run has more than 300 events in more than 50 countries. Put on a white t-shirt and end up looking like a tie-dyed vat of coloured goodness.
#12 Auckland International Cultural Festival | 20th March
Be Diverse and join the International Culture Festival. With a selection of food, music, sports, arts and culture from around the world, it’s an awesome event to add to your March calendar.
#13 Royal Easter Show | 24th — 28th March
This easter the Royal Easter Show is back with Art World, Farm World, an ice skating rink and loads more. It’s free entry, and you can purchase tickets for the carnival rides, circus and sideshows on-site. Stay around for the fireworks at 9.30pm to finish your night with a bang—or several.
#14 Waiheke International Jazz Festival | 25th — 27th March
Are you into music and jazz? Waiheke is up for an exciting line-up of local and NZ talent over Easter Weekend. All-day sessions, evening concert series and late night Supper Club Sessions. The Grand Finale is on Sunday night at Rangihoua Estate, ‘Where the stars come out to play.’
#15 The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band | 31st March
Are you into blues? Mick Fleetwood, is the co-founder of legendary Fleetwood Mac. Celebrating his Blues heritage with his band and with powerful percussion and persona, staying true to the early styling of the band you can Go Your Own Way and sing and dance the night away.
Places To Stay
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ is one of the top luxury Bed and Breakfast’s in Auckland, New Zealand. We invite you to our home and bnb for a good night’s rest just like back at your own home. For Booking and Availability please click here.
Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 25 October 2015
International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 8% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: China 35%, India 19%, Korea 15%, Canada 6%, Australia 6%, USA 5%, Japan 3%, Germany 3%.
DOWN: UK 5%, Singapore 11%.
New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 7% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: UK 116%, Thailand 22%, Cook Islands 16%, India 14%, China 13%, Samoa 10%, Indonesia 6%, Australia 1%, Fiji less than 1%.
DOWN: USA 6%.
Source: Statistics New Zealand
The Rugby World Cup 2015 final game takes centre stage on Saturday, at Twickenham, London, as New Zealand take on neighbours and rivals, Australia in the final fight on who takes the Cup home.
Both teams were forced to fight their way through their tough semi-final ties last weekend against South Africa and Argentina, and this final is going to be the battle of the giants, since both are coming in strong and in form with full confidence.It is known that the All Blacks are the favourites to claim their back-to-back world titles. It won’t be easy for Australia.Here’s all you need to know about the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, including where you can watch the hard-hitting drama unfold.
Australia vs New Zealand – The Big Final
Date: Saturday, 31th October 2015 – Time: 16:00 Uk time
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
Channel: ITV (UK), TSN (Canada), FoxSports (Australia)
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All Blacks Adidas Rugby World Cup Jersey Unveiled!
According to the All Blacks website, the new adidas jersey was unveiled at a function in Auckland and is considered as the most technically advanced All Blacks jersey ever created. The design was developed with input from All Blacks management and senior players. There is a Rugby World Cup trophy is embossed on the right sleeve of the jersey acknowledging the All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup successes in 1987 and 2011. The Rugby World Cup 2015 logo moved to the right. The All Blacks silver fern logo remains on the left-hand side of the jersey. The Adidas and All Blacks logos, as well as the jersey numbers on the back, are of a metal silver colour.Using new technologically advanced techniques , Adidas managed to create a body mapping process called ‘Dynamic Stretch Analysis’ allows Adidas to measure bodies as they moved and how much strain was being applied to the skin. Based on this research, Adidas has developed two jerseys, tailored specifically to the needs of All Blacks forwards and backs – jerseys that replicate the movements of players’ skin. Featuring fabric-weaving technology, which has a unique two-way stretch, Woven Carbon was developed by the team at Adidas to ensure the use of a superior fabric that doesn’t compromise on strength, flexibility, weight or comfort, and can withstand the rigour of the game. For more information about the please visit the All Blacks official online store.
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We Thought we should help our guests and future travellers with our directions from Auckland Airport to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in 19 minutes.
Please follow our instructions and you should be fine. We went to Google Maps to get this information , so you can trust the routes. Just keep in mind, the end of the trip ends right at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. If you are into Rugby, or Cricket, we have the best seats in the house. We are only a stones throw away from the Famous Eden Park Rugby World Cup Venue.
Auckland Airport overview map. This is where you start!
These are your directions to Central Auckland, and more specifically Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Hotel.
We are looking at 19 minutes tops without traffic. So we aren’t that far from Auckland Airport.
900 meters leaving the Airport, At the 1st roundabout take the 4th exit towards State Highway 20A
4.2 km down the road, At the next roundabout, make sure you take the 2nd exit and stay on the State highway 20A
7.5 km you will Merge on to State highway 20A
Drive for about 400m after merging and then turn Right on Dominion Road
At this point you are at the 19min mark with no Traffic. Proceed towards RD/Urban Route 4. Keep right.
Turn on Bellwood Ave and head to number 20. You will find us on the left.
We are Located a strone throw away from Eden Park, the 2011 Rugby World Cup Rugby Venue at Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.
For more information on how to get to and from Auckland Aiport, please contact us we will be happy to assist you.
Rugby is about how to obtain possession of the ball and score as many points as possible by carrying, passing, kicking and grounding the ball.
The Game Starts when a player kicks the rugby ball from the halfway line. The team in possession of the ball advances towards the try line by running forward and passing the ball from one player to another.
The ball must be passed laterally or behind and not passed infront. Not allowed. The other team will try and prevent the team in possession from moving the ball down the field and scoring a try. (this is grounding the ball over the try line – Enz Zone line)
The other team will try and grab the ball-carrier and tackle them to the ground.. The ball-carrier must then pass or release the ball allowing both teams to contest possession.
If the ball goes out of play, then a lineout is called to restart the game. When there is some committed foul, the game will begin with a scrum, free kick or penalty kick depending on the foul committed.
How to Score in Rugby
Try (5 points)
Grounding the ball over the try line.
Conversion (2 points)
Kicking the goal over the goal posts if a try has been scored.
Field Goal (3 points)
A drop kick over the goal posts when in the field of play.
Penalty (3 points)
Kicking the ball over the goal posts when a penalty has been awarded following an infringement.
The dimensions of a proper rugby field is 100m long and 69m wide.
You can find two in-goal areas at each end of the field and the two sidelines which are known as touchlines.
At each end of the field there are goal posts that are 5.6m apart with a crossbar set at 3m giving the goal the shape of the letter H.
Lines on the Rugby Field
This line is where the game starts and restarts after tries and goals are scored.
This line is on both sides of the halfway line. The kick restart from halfway must go at least this far.
This line is 22 metres towards the halfway line from each goal line. Play is restarted from these lines if the ball has been pressed down by the defending team or the ball has crossed or touched the Dead-Ball Line or Touch In-Goal Line.
This line can also be called the “try line” and you can find these on each end of the field. If the ball get’s grounded inside this area then team will score a try.
This line is at the end of the in-goal area. If the ball touches or goes beyond this line the ball is considered out of play.
This is the line on either side of the field. On or outside this line is considered out of play.
This line is the touchline continued between the goal line and the dead ball line.
There are 15 people in each team.
Super Rugby is the largest and pre-eminent professional rugby union football competition in the Southern Hemisphere.
Building off various Southern Hemisphere competitions dating back to the South Pacific Championship in 1986, with teams from a number of southern nations,
Super Rugby officially consists of teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The Next Big Super Rugby Game
Next big game is happening at Eden Park is New Zealand’s largest stadium, located in central Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, it is three kilometres southwest of the CBD, on the boundary between the suburbs of Mount Eden and Kingsland Between the Blues vs Brumbies. Get your Tickets here >>The Blues vs Brumbies
It has been a busy weekend at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast with the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand v Australia at Eden Park, Auckland. We won but they were very good. It all bodes well for a rematch further on in the competition. We still have some accommodation for the All Blacks v Australia Rugby match in August. These are two day specials only.
Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 15 February 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 4% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: India 36%, Korea 23%, Japan 13%, China 10%, Australia 5%, Germany 4%, UK 2%, Singapore 2%.
DOWN: USA 2%, Canada 2%.
Source: Statistics New Zealand