GABS Beer & Food Fest 2016 in Auckland!

9 Jun

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GABS Beer & Food Fest 2016, A craft beer and food festival, judged one of the best beer festivals in …, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland, Auckland, 18 June 2016

GABS is a craft beer and food festival, and is known to be one of the best beer festivals in the world.  This June, if you are in Auckland, then you will be able to experience the best craft brewers from New Zealand and all over the world!

Gabs Beer and Food Festival begun in  2012 .   Responsible for the event are Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone.  They own award winning Local Taphouse beer bars in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.  Usually every year, GABS attracts around 23,000 people from all over the world.  Kiwi brewers were also part of the festival too.

The celebration of diversity for Craft Beer together with other hundreds of beers, stands, food vendors, cooking demo’s, educational seminars, GABS celebrates the diversity of craft beer and features hundreds of beers, brewery stands, outstanding food vendors, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, fun activities for everyone together with one of a kind entertainment makes GABS Beer festival a unique experience for all.


GABS Auckland will be held on Saturday 18th June at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. Tickets on sale March 18th. 

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Auckland City Limits Music Festival Information

13 Jan

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Auckland promoter CRS Presents together in partnership with C3 Presents and Live Nation Entertainment, have announced the Auckland City Limits Music Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Western Springs stadium, the surrounding fields and lakeside park. The line is up diverse, with a lot of major international music stars and local talents alike .   This is a  one day event which will showcase 40 artists from across a broad range of musical genres as well as feature outstanding culinary options, local artworks, an artisanal market, festival fashion, a kids zone and a new festival forum for speaking on and exchanging cultural and innovative ideas.

This new Auckland City Limits Music Festival, is actually inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas.  This City Limits Music festival in New Zealand celebrates the spirit and heritage of Auckland for years to come.

To stay connected with Auckland City Limits, check them out on their Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Accommodation Packages

Make sure you book your room prior to the festival and if there is availability at our Eden Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand, Mt. Eden, Auckland.  We are an award winning luxirious bed and breakfast right next door to Eden Park Sports Venue.  To check for room availability please click here. 

This is a Samoan "fia fia" dance (video inside)

The Samoan Fia Fia Dance

Fia fias are AMAZING! These are Samoan feasts that include dancing, song and the famous knife-fire dance. Most resorts have them and they vary in performance

These images are from our “winter break” in Samoa last month. We had a slow down in visitor arrivals at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and used the opportunity to escape from Auckland and head North into warmer weather. The temperatures averaged 30 degrees every day and it was  just wonderful . We hope you Enjoy this video.

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NRL Auckland Nines Post Weekend in Review

One of the most amazing memorable NRL Auckland Nines Final was won by South Sydney with a score of 18-14 during golden try extra time. The Sharks put out a strong defensive wall making it hard for South Sydney to break through easily.

Weekend in Review

The Rabbitohs, defeated Cronulla 18-14 another memorable final.

finalscoresCronulla knocked out the Warriors in the quarter-final stages along the way to a spot in the final.

The Sharks beat the Roosters and the Rabbitohs beat the Eels in the semi-finals.

Women’s NRL Series

In the women’s series, the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns won beating the Jillaroos, 2-1.


Note this event was the first time that matches between the two women’s teams were on  live television.   Very impressive match ups.

Thousands attended to watch skillful football played at Eden Park over the Weekend.

TheNRL Auckland Nines is competitive football tournament played in a fun environment., and will be back again next year!

The NRL Auckland Nines Fans raid


Right before the game and after the game, we had fans from the NRL Nines tourney passing by our Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. I mean it when we say that we are  a stones throw away from the Eden Park Venue ; so we get to catch all the fun during these events.    Here are some candit pics of the fans .


Did you watch the NRL Auckland Nines?

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NRL Auckland Nines - Probably Known as The Greatest Weekend in 2015!

The NRL Auckland Nines is a rugby league competition held this weekend. This competition started just last year ; more specifically on the 15th and 16th February 2014. Last years NRL9’s Event was the first of the five which is going to be held at Eden Park.This is New Zealand’s Biggest Rugby Stadium.


In this Tournament 16 NRL Clubs compete. Each squad has at least 12 of their top players from their squad and one marquee player. The winner of the tournaments receive a hefty amount as a prize. Usually around NZD$530,000.


In this years 2015 Dick Smith’s NRL Auckland Nines, it is again held at Eden Park. Which is a stone throw away from our beloved Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. And this year ,as last year, all sixteen NRL Clubs will compete along with the KIWI FERNS and the Jillaroos, who competed in a three game series. The Final Pool names for this year are: Rangitoto, Waiheke, Piha, and Hunua .
These were chosen and voted by by the general public.


Rules for NRL Auckland Nines


The NRL Auckland Nines have a few rule variations which ensure the games are a lot faster and smoother with less delays and stoppages.

The Difference between the Regular NRL Games are the following:

  • There are Nine players a side with six unlimited interchange players.
  • Scrums will only form after a double knock on, with attacking teams to elect which side to feed the ball.
  • No video referee, with one on-field referee.
  • There is a five minute golden try period in qualifying rounds with a draw to be deemed if there is no result, while unlimited golden try for the finals.
  • A tap restart will take place after a 40/20.
  • Five points for a try scored in the bonus zone under the posts, with two point drop kick conversion attempts.
  • The scoring team will have a dropkick off to restart play.
  • There Are five minute sin bins.
  • There are five tackles in a set


If you decide to attend the NRL Auckland Nines, then please head out to our event created online to assist you to finding tickets for the competition.

More info here >> NRL Auckland Nines Event

Usually our neighborhood in Mt. Eden get’s a lot of fans during this time of year. These fans usually dress up in costumes , get in groups and walk the streets of Mt. Eden heading to and from Eden Park Stadium.   It is Fun to be part of. Great fun all around for Fans of this Rugby League Sporting Event.

Pictures Taken Right Outside our Bed and Breakfast




Flights New Zealand ... Everything about NZ Air Travel



Are you looking for affordable flights? New Zealand’s national flight carrier is Air New Zealand and this is the primary method of transport via air all through New Zealand.   New Zealand’s next significant flight carrier is Qantas the Australian national flight carrier.

Trans-Tasman Market

Article Lead - wide6111161810egay1410243541929.jpg-620x349 There are other primary players in the aggressive trans-Tasman flights market (meaning the flight traffic between New Zealand and Australia that crosses the Tasman Sea) they incorporate Jetstar, Virgin Pacific, Freedom and Emirates.

The Flight Carriers

2079075 Virgin, Jetstar and Freedom are the big boys in the flights market..   Jetstar and Freedom are considered the cheap flights to and from and between New Zealand and Australia.   Jetstar is actually owned by Qantas and Freedom is owned by Air New Zealand.

Small Plane Flight Tours

New-Zealand-Small-Group-Tours-Milford-Sound New Zealand additionally has Small Planes for specific sightseeing views of the New Zealand Skies.  Get a glimpse from sky high, and take in the beautiful New Zealand breathtaking sceneries.

Beware of Undeclared Items

New Zealand’s Safety standards at airports and flights, are amongst the best in the world. When you arrive to New Zealand make sure you do not bring any undeclared food or items or anything that could be harmful to New Zealand’s environment. You will receive a fine if you are caught !


Have a fabulous time flying the New Zealand skies. You will appreciate the amicability of New Zealand air transport staff and the administration that you will get.

Bed and Breakfast Stop

17 When you do Arrive in New Zealand, take the Airporter Bus . It will take you straight to our Bed and Breakfast Hotel, at Eden Park.   This is the cheapest method of transport from Auckland Airport. Take the Dominion Road Bus and this will drop you at the top of Bellwood Avenue,Mt Eden.We are 2 blocks down on the left hand side. The cost from Airport to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is $16.00 (single) or $32.00 (double)   For more information on how to book please visit

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Wedding Planning Checklist - 8 Wedding Venues spots to choose from in New Zealand

There are about 8 top locations for you to tick off your Wedding Planning Checklist.  There are so many different wedding venues in New Zealand to choose from when you finally decide to tie the knot with your special other half.  New Zealand is quite popular as a location for destination weddings due to the amazing beauty that New Zealand beholds.  If you are looking for an ideal place to have your wedding with amazing breathtaking background sceneries, then please look no further.  We have 9 top locations to start off, so start checking that Wedding Planning Checklist !

Trust us, New Zealand has enough spots to make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

Below are our 8 top favorite locations for you to mark off your wedding planning checklist and make this a time to remember in New Zealand.

1. Church of the Good ShepherdChurch-Good-Shepherd-NZ-Eden-Park-BnB

With a magnificent background scenery, the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, is our top choice of a location.
2.  Take a helicopter ride

helicopter-ride-nz-scenery-eden-park-bnbTake a helicopter ride on top of Tasman Glacier, where you can have your wedding surrounded by amazing Mountain peaks covered with Snow.

3.  Marry on a luxury sail boat. 

Get married on a luxury sailing boat. From bay to bay, float on a marriage-luxury-boatLake in Rotorua.  More specifically Lake Rotoiti.

4.  Wineries and Vineyards  

Hawke’s Bay, with amazing food and wine, architecture, beaches and wildlife. Located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island  and is accessible by air, land and sea so getting there is nice and easy .  So while having your wedding, have a sample tasting of New Zealand’s award winning local wine vineyards.

5.  Take a mud bath with your other half. 

Get all dirty and healthy in our Geothermal waters in New Zealand , to help you clean your soul, and to make the “i do” officially at Hell’s Gate in Rototua.

6. 20.000ft off the Ground!th

Try something crazy. Get on one of New Zealand’s famous Air Balloons and tie the knot 20.000ft off the ground.  With jaw dropping site viewing of New Zealand from high above would certainly take your breath away.

7. Golfing

If you are into Golf.  Then why not plan your wedding on our lush green grass lands on our famous Golf Courses at Kauri Cliffs or Cape Kidnappers. With a breathtaking background that will surely make this wedding a one to remember.

8. Beach

If you are the beach type, then just head up to Marlborough Sounds, and have your wedding overlooking the ancient sunken river valleys, bays, and our golden sandy beaches.

All these are doable.  All you need to do is plan ahead.  And make sure you have a high budget for all of this to become a reality.  Besides, you usually get married just once, and you must make this a time to remember. Make sure to research a wedding planner here in New Zealand, to help you plan out your one of a kind wedding ceremony in New Zealand.

If you have guests coming from overseas make sure you look for places which offer accommodation. We can provide accommodation at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, in Auckland, New Zealand.  We offer 4 luxury rooms for you and your guests to stay in.  Choose from our Cream Room, Yellow Room, Green Room, and Blue Room.  Make sure you visit our official website for more information on our accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.


Your major goal here is to plan your New Zealand wedding successfully without any type of problems.  They say New Zealand isn’t that affordable.  It is if you plan ahead.

Thank you for reading our article on the 8 top places to have your special wedding in New Zealand.  Make sure you add New Zealand in your Wedding Planning Checklist.

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7 Valuable Tips in Saving on your New Zealand Trip


New Zealand is known for its amazing mountain views, amazing wildlife, amazing beaches making this Maori Culture Destination, a dream come true for many adventure travelers.

However, let us warn you, this doesn’t come cheap. So we decided we wanted to share with you 10 valuable tips on Saving on your next New Zealand Holiday trip…


Keep in mind, that by the time you step foot on New Zealand soil, up till the point you leave, you will be spending.  So instead of you spending cluelessly, we are here to help you save a few coins here and there.

Here are our 7 Valuable tips in Saving on your New Zealand Trip

1) Pre Booking!  


New Zealand’s seasons are pretty weird.  What I mean by weird, I mean, if you are looking for planning a summer vacation, then best choice is to book your ticket for December.   We have summer up to February. Great time to check out our beautiful beaches.  No we are serious!    If you are looking for a quiet time in New Zealand, then you should either plan your trip for  Spring or Fall. Tourism is down during that time.

For the Skiing fans out there, you should plan your trip to Queenstown.

2) Cut New Zealand In Half.


New Zealand is pretty big. Don’t let the “island” look trick you.  This island is huge!    So if you either coming for more than two weeks, you should then take your time planning for both the North Island and South Island. It would be a shame if you didn’t enjoy each to the fullest.  If you are on a budget, then this is the best way to tour New Zealand.  Concentrate at one are at a time.  This will save you money.  We promise!

3) Find the Best Deals

We suggest you look around for great deals. Follow us on Facebook, or any of our social media profiles so you can find out on great deals on air fair tickets.   Air fair is pretty expensive due to the New Zealand’s remote location.

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Check out Trip Advisor’s main page to get info on great air fair deals. While you are at it, you can read our review on Trip Advisor. We were voted Travelers Choice Awards, with great reviews. If you are planning your trip, keep us informed so we can pick you up ourselves.

4) Paper or Plastic?  

We suggest bringing your Visa, Mastercard or whatever Plastic you like. New Zealand accepts all plastic, everywhere. Restaurants, hotels, and shops all take plastic.

5) Tipping . Its ok if you don’t tip. Its not customary in New Zealand, so save your money!  notip


6) Choosing the Right Touring Guide.  

You could easily spend on hundreds of dollars, on tours, excursions and entrance fees, particularly if your New Zealand bucket list includes pricey once-in-a-lifetime activities like bungy jumping or helicopter flight-seeing.

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If your budget hurts just thinking about it, we advise you to ask us. We are experts in this category since we have our own touring transportation service you can use as well.  ( for more info.

7) Drink from the tap.  No need to waste money on bottled water. Our water in New Zealand is drinkable.


 We hope you enjoyed our article on our 7 tips on how you can save on your next New Zealand trip!  


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