New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup is under way with the 14 teams.
Auckland selected to play Southland away and Bay of Plenty at home, meanwhile Northland chose to travel to Eden Park for the third year in a row, and Otago selected to face Auckland their home match choice.
Below are the upcoming games at Eden Park.
Auckland v Northland
Saturday 26 August 2017, Kick off: 4.35pm
Support Auckland as they take on Northland in the Mitre 10 Cup!
Gates Open: TBC
Kick Off: 4.35pm
Auckland v Waikato
Wednesday 30 August 2017, Kick off: 7.35pm
Support Auckland as they take on Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup!
Gates Open: TBC
Kick Off: 7.35pm
We all know New Zealand as the World’s best country in a lot of things.
They are also the World’s best in Rugby. But that’s not all.
New Zealand is known for its vast tract of mountainous terrain that occupies the south-west corner of South Island New Zealand.
Land of Trekking
New Zealand’s best known place for trekking is around South Island. It is just over 33 miles long, with waterfalls, suspension bridges, mountains, valleys and spellbinding lakes.
Home to the Haka
The New Zealand All Blacks are known as the most successful sporting dynasties in the world. Warming up with the Haka dance, is one of the reasons why they are the best.
Home to the Kakapo
The Kakapo is a special bird, other known as the largest and longest living parrot in the world. Very rare.
New Zealand is known for its 90 mile beaches. Amazing sunsets and surf breaks, make it a popular tourist attraction and destination. You are surrounded by water, at all times. The furthest you are from water is only 80 miles, unless you find a lake nearby.
The longest name in the world
On the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island you will find a hill named “Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu”. Translated in English means “the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one.”
Oldest Trees in the World
You will find the extraordinary Kauri tree , which is known to live for more than 1,000 years. In Waipoua Forest in North Auckland, you will find the oldest tree which is up to 4,000 years old. Tane Mahuta is the country’s largest with a huge 4.4 metres diameter.
Home of the Maori culture
The indigenous people of New Zealand arrived more than 1,000 years ago from Polynesia, Carving, weaving and tattooing are common Maori art forms, as are powerful physical performances combining waita (singing) and kapa haka (dance).
A land full of Geysers
Found in Rotorua in due to its volcanic activity. Wai-o-tapu is the arguably the best of its sites, dotted by striking lakes with a mineral hue with geyser that erupts every morning, spurting out mud. In Rotorua, visitors can watch concerts at Whakarewarewa and Te Puia reserves preserving Maori culture among hot springs, bubbling mud and geysers.
At White Island is the only Marine Volcano you will find in New Zealand. Get up close and personal to the inner crater of the country’s only marine volcano.
Great Wine Vine Fields, And Dine
There are few finer feelings than sitting at a restaurant terrace enjoying fine food, watching the sun set behind the vineyard, with the light gleaming through a glass of cabernet sauvignon. Dinner within the vines in Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough, Central Otago and a variety of other wine regions.
Art Deco in Napier
The Art Deco architecture of Napier, has the highest concentration of the genre in the southern hemisphere. The town was largely rebuilt after a massive 7.8 Richter earthquake in 1931. Alongside Miami Beach, it is now a must-visit for Art Deco devotees.
The Worlds Scenic Railway
Taieri Gorge is known as one of the scenic, heading 50-miles into mountain scenery that is difficult to access otherwise. Same goes for the TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth.
The Home of the Bungie
Even though its not a national sport, it’s something a lot of people like to do, especially in New Zealand, capturing the scenic views and a variety of choices to choose from locations.
The Best Culinary flavours
Auckland is known as a culinary front for New Zealand. You will find one of the best chefs in Sky Tower.
Best places to Cycle
Amazing trails at Nga Haerenga. This is the New Zealand Cycle Trail which is a nationwide network of paths covering about 2,500km. The Otago Rail Trail runs for around 100 miles from Clyde to Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, going through amazing views, of mountains, gorges and mining towns.
New Zealand is Middle Earth
The Lord of the Rings were filmed in New Zealand. Now as an attraction setting for movie lovers and fans of LOTR.
The gardens of New Zealand
You will find glorious gardens, with a natural diversity and range of climate which allows a variety of plants, trees and shrubs to flourish. The theme of Hamilton Gardens is the most popular attraction in the Waikato region is the “story of gardens”, with everything from a traditional herb garden to an American Modernist Garden. Events are held there annually.
The Coolest Capital City
Little Wellington is popular in the cultural and culinary scene. It also has an amazing beautiful setting too. Whether the day is clear, or rainy, there is always something to do in Wellington.
Sperm whales live off the South Island’s shores. Visiting Kaikoura will help you spot one from there. You can also take a Whale Watch boat tour. Catch a glimpse of fur seals too while at it.
Looking for a place to stay while on your adventure tour in New Zealand? Take a break and stay with us at our lovely , Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy Eden Park Venue Stadium, which is a stone throw away. Many great events happening , ask us and we’ll help you get organized and plan ahead of time for anything you are wanting to do while in New Zealand.
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.
Source: GABS Beer & Food Fest 2016
The Weather is getting cooler. and the mild weather means you will want to enjoy the great oudoors. Here are the Top 10 Things to do in Auckland in Auckland
So you decided to visit New Zealand, and you picked Auckland as your destination place to be. Your next move is to choose the right accommodation for you so you can make sure that your trip and stay will be as pleasant as you would like it to be.
Have no fear, Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is here for you to cover all your needs and wants. We have conducted a few videos showcasing our rooms to you as they are. It doesn’t get any better than this.
This Bed and Breakfast offers Four luxuriously appointed rooms with individual sophistication and character. This include The Cream Room, The Blue Room and The Yellow room with en-suite bathrooms while The Green Room comes with its own private bathroom.
When you see what you like, then just click the More information link under the video so you can go ahead and book your accommodation with us.
The Cream Room
Relax in our Premiere Queen Size Room with fireplace and en-suite bathroom. Facing North, this room is bright and luminous and has the morning sun through multiple windows. A luxurious en-suite is attached…
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The Blue Room
A warm blue decor that captures the morning sun.This room has a queen size double bed. A luxurious en-suite is attached…
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The Green Room
A Double bed set in a tastefully decorated smaller room with soft green tonings for a quiet nights sleep. Private bathroom facilities. Eden Park Bed & Break Fast
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The Yellow Room
Step back in time and spend a blissful night’s sleep in (circa) 1873 French twin beds. This room faces North and has a verandah outside the window. Attached to the room is a large luxury en-suite…
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Extra Information for our Guests
Our complimentary breakfast is set with china, silver and Linen. We offer a three course breakfast including a fruit bowl, with a continental selection and a hot cooked option. There is a well-appointed guest lounge, and our B&B includes a WiFi Hotspot for your free Internet.
There is an excellent selection of Restaurants and Cafes near by in Dominion Road, Mt. Eden and Kingsland.
The Local buses and trains are within a close walking distance for transport to the city.
When you visit New Zealand and land at Auckland Airport, You will catch the Airporter bus, that picks you up and drops you off at the top of our road. (Bellwood Ave, Mt. Eden).
Make sure you check the New Zealand Weather prior to arriving or visiting so you are dressed accordingly.
French Bay in Titirangi, Auckland is a great place for affordable, fun, social sailing for both adults and children. This small, community is located in Titirangi, Auckland. Its location overlooking the Manukau Harbour is unique and special . It is a family oriented and friendly, while the Manukau Harbour continues to offer a unique sailing venue.
Enjoy the Tour with Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and SuperCare4u at French Bay in Titirangi Auckland.
From TripAdvisor :
Subject : Welcome to the Hall of Fame!
That’s what we got in our email yesterday! Another award goes to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast New Zealand.
Awards by TripAdvisor are considered serious business. They Distinguish the Top-Performing Businesses as Reviewed by Travelers who are signed up to the popular platform TripAdvisor.
Five Wins in a Row!
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ have been awarded for their Five-Time Winner of the Certificate of Excellence and has been added to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.
This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for Five years in A Row. This award is only earned by receiving consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor.
Over 100,000 hospitality businesses from around the world have been awarded this year.
Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence worldwide and is given to accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on TripAdvisor that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the site.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.
In order to qualify for the award, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
TripAdvisor honors exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast focuses on delivering great service to customers and guests, and is a good example of good business practices in its category.
TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”
Hall of Fame 2015
As 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the award, TripAdvisor is announcing its Certificate of Excellence “Hall of Fame.”
As mentioned previously, this award goes to businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and winners will receive a special Hall of Fame certificate and window sticker to promote their accomplishment.
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
We Are honored to have received this award. We would like to thank all of our previous guests that have given us the best reviews any bed and breakfast accommodation can receive. We will continue to strive for the best accommodation someone can experience while in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Explore the top Five New Zealand Beaches to Visit in 2015. New Zealand is a beautiful place with beautiful mountain vistas, Volcano Sites, but our beaches are something else.
Whatipu, North Island
Whatipu sits an hour (40km) west of Auckland on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges.This beach consists of wetlands, sand dunes, rocky cliffs and unique black sand beaches. Considered perfect fo the Family outing adventure. Make sure you pack a lunch basket and water because you won’t be finding any shops nearby . You take your nature walks through the caves through to a spot of surfcasting. Perfect outing for a family.
Black Pebble Beach, South Island
Black Pebble Beach is famous for its black pebbles. Very unique location to visit. Keep in mind the waters are cold. There are restaurant and bars in the area so you can enjoy your drink while enjoying the sunset at Black Pebble Beach. Black Pebble Beach is 250km north from Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Anapai Beach, South Island
If you are headed to South Island, then head to the Top of Abel Tasman National Park. You can go Kayaking to seals beach where you can interact with the wildlife there. (seals) . Enjoy bushwalks and secluded beaches.
The Catlins, South Island
Just 2 hours south of Dunedin you will find the The Catlins. There is a rainforest , beaches, and rugged landscapes. A place of unique endangered birds, such as our Rare Yellow – Eyed Penguin. Enjoy the fur seals, and sea lions, but please don’t get too close!
Tapotupotu Bay, North Island
If you are into night camping, surfing, or fishing, then head off to North Island and find Tapotupotu Bay. You will find white sand beaches, great fishing locations and beautiful places to camp at night and be one with nature.
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , Auckland, NZ
If all of those beaches don’t satisfy your tastes, and you want something more comfortable, and closer to the city, then stay with us at our luxurious bed and breakfast Inn, in Mt. Eden. For the Rugby and Cricket Fans, we are a stones throw away from Eden Park Venue on Reimers Ave., so it would be easy for you to catch a match while staying at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.
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Enjoy your Travels!
Amazing Waterfront Breathtaking views. Get anything you need or want, through our world-class shopping stores and malls. Make sure you enjoy our vibrant arts and culture , all found in the heart of Auckland.
Either be relaxed or adventurous, you can do everything you can think of in Auckland, and in order to find everything, we suggest you Download this Map of Central Auckland so you can get around, courtesy of www.aucklandnz.com
There seems to be concern in the ranks about the future of Super Rugby with dire predictions about next year’s set-up.
Publicly, lNew Zealand’s teams are resigned to toeing the party line and accepting that the addition of a team from Argentina, Japan and another in South Africa is good for the game.
The realism is that the current system has seen a seen a declining trend around attendance.
In 2006, South Africa posted an average Super Rugby crowd of 34,000, Australia 24,000 and New Zealand 22,000.
By 2012, those numbers had dropped across the board – South Africa were down to 28,000, Australia 20,000 and New Zealand 16,000. I would imagine that the numbers for 2014 would be lower again.
Week one of Super Rugby kicked off with a sea of empty seats. With the Black Caps playing in Christchurch the following day, the Crusaders were resigned to a poor turnout. They got one.
It was the same in Auckland, where the Blues weren’t able to host the Chiefs at Eden Park. They knew it wouldn’t be a great crowd at North Harbour, and they were right.
The problem is the core product !
TV has been allowed to dictate the playing schedules; jumping from 12 to 15 teams has diluted the quality of the overall playing pool; the format has suffered from not being a true round-robin; the rules remain unfathomable and inconsistently applied; stadiums, with the exception of the Forsyth Barr, don’t have cover; the food in stadiums is mostly crap and expensive and maybe most damaging has been that the biggest name players have been allowed to drift in, drift out and skip the bits they don’t fancy.
Add all that together and that explains the 30 per cent drop in average crowds since 2006.
The actual rugby is great. Unfortunately with TV controlling the money and the terms of scheduling we are only going to see a lot more empty seats.
On a better note , at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we see good response from game patrons wanting luxury accommodation close to the stadium.