Eden Park Update

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , we are always in favour of increased activity at Eden Park Stadium , so i am upbeat about the Auckland council cost-cutting move that will see the Warriors make a permanent move to Eden Park .
Eden Park , the city’s largest stadium has often been touted as the Warriors future home, with the team having played their opening matches of the last two seasons there.
Bring the Games on!


New Zealand vs Australia

Eden Park has a Rugby Test today. Australia’s vs New Zealand at 1935 hrs Saturday 25th August 2012.
We have a full house at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. So it’s all go here, and are just waiting for the last guest to check in. I have operations at the park with Supercare4u.com doing the Mobility Transfers. it’s going to be a long day…..
International Visitor Arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 2.2% compared to the same four week period last year.
Ups: China 32%, Japan 28%, Australia 4%

Downs: Singapore -6%, USA -1%, Germany -23%, UK -24%,
Malaysia -34%, Canada -6%, Korea -16%



Everyone trying to make a dollar

I guess you have to wonder why we trust any company these days….. The latest bombshell to rock business confidence is affecting airlines already suffering from declining patronage and excessive fuel costs. Japan Airlines has been ordered to to pay $2.275 million after admitting price fixing on its fuel and security surcharges for cargo flown to and from New Zealand.
Japan Airlines was one of 13 that colluded to impose fuel and security surcharges for cargo shipments into and out of New Zealand over a period of more than six years.
The Japanese company is the fourth airline to accept penalties, following agreements with British Airways, Cargolux International Airlines and Qantas.
Friday’s penalty brings the amount obtained in settlements from those airlines to $16.375 million.
Seven other carriers, including Air New Zealand, are due to defend charges in March 2013.
And Air New Zealand is a state owned enterprise of the New Zealand Government.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are still running at a less percentage than normal, but we have continuity with regulars. We are seeing response from wotif deals and contacts made with Australian wholesalers. Pity we don’t have a Test at Eden Park every weekend……..

International Visitor Arrivals to 17 June 2012
Total visitor arrivals are up by 5.7% compared to the same four week period last year.

Ups: China 45%, Korea 10%, Canada 6%
Australia 10%, USA 2%

Downs: Singapore -14%, UK -7%, Germany -5%,
Malaysia -40%, Japan -19%


Tourism Arrivals To June 2012

The 3rd Rugby Test between New Zealand and Ireland is played in Hamilton tonight. It will be cold but there is a sell out for attendance. GO BLACK
We are already taking reservations at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast for the International Cricket Test at Eden Park between New Zealand and England in March 2013. If you are reading this and are interested in being “close ” to the action, get in touch with us. The park is becoming a major player in conference facilities and sporting events. May it long continue …

International Visitor Arrivals to June 2012
Total visitor arrivals are up by 2.8% compared to the same four week period last year.
Ups: China 45%, Korea 8%, Japan 4%,
Australia 2%

Downs: Singapore -15%, UK -12%, Germany -3%,
USA -1%, Canada -4%, Malaysia -35%


Winter Blast in Auckland

Winter is definitely here at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in Auckland. I got up this morning to a rare sight of frost on the lawn and an icy window on the Supercare4u.com van.
Bed nights are down in the Accommodation sector,so the slow down in Tourism is now in full swing for winter. This is the time where you do whatever maintenance can be done. There is still regularity with our business clients and from the Eden Park convention center .

International Visitor Arrivals to 3rd June 2012
Total visitor arrivals are up by 1.4% compared to the same four week period last year.

Ups: China 45%, Korea 24%, Japan 25%,

Downs: Singapore -19%, UK -15%, Germany -2%,
USA -6%, Canada -9%, Malaysia -27%,
Australia -1%


New Zealand vs Ireland

Yahoo ! We have test rugby back at Eden Park this weekend with New Zealand’s World Champions All Blacks playing Ireland at 1935 hrs on Saturday.
This their first game since winning the RWC last year and this armchair warrior is looking forward to the game. Alas I will be pulling a shift on Supercare4u.com that is providing the mobility transport at the ground so will not get to watch the game live.
We are full house at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast for the weekend and are still turning people away. It makes you think about having more rooms but then sanity re emerges and you are thankful of the fact that it is better to have a smaller property with rooms full than a larger one with empty rooms.
Soooooo………go the All Blacks !

All Blacks team to play Ireland at Eden Park on Saturday: (test caps in brackets)
1. Tony Woodcock (83)
2. Andrew Hore (62)
3. Owen Franks (31)
4. Brodie Retallick *
5. Samuel Whitelock (25)
6. Victor Vito (13)
7. Richie McCaw (c) (103)
8. Kieran Read (36)
9. Aaron Smith *
10. Daniel Carter (85)
11. Julian Savea *
12. Sonny Bill Williams (14)
13. Conrad Smith (55)
14. Zac Guildford (8)
15. Israel Dagg (12)

* Debut

16. Hikawera Elliot (2)
17. Ben Franks (15)
18. Ali Williams (73)
19. Adam Thomson (24)n
20. Piri Weepu (56)
21. Aaron Cruden (9)
22. Ben Smith (2)


Winter has arrived in New Zealand

What’s miserable day for weather in Auckland. Lady GaGa is in town for a concert so welcome to NZ on a wet day.Tourism is dowwwwwn. A top end accommodation house has notified the industry that it is closing down. I guess the percentage that pay one thousand + a night is in short supply.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are slower but maintaining continuity.We have always worked on the premise that affordable pricing benefits in the long term. This is one reason why we have a rate per person rather than per room!
We have full house this weekend within International Rugby Test being played at Eden Park between New Zealand( All Blacks) and Ireland. I have to provide the disability transportation at the park with Supercare4u.com. Gonna be a busy weekend.

International Visitor Arrivals to 20th May 2012
Total visitor arrivals are up by 6.4% compared to the same four week period last year.

Ups: China 64%, Korea 26%, Japan 43%,
Australia 1%

Downs: Singapore -3%, UK -18%, Germany -5%,
USA -8%, Canada -6%, Malaysia -1%


The All Blacks are Playing again

The All Blacks have released their team to play Ireland at Eden Park June 9th.
We have a full house for the weekend at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and our transport company ,Supercare4u.com is providing the DIsability Shuttle on site. Go the BLACK.

Hookers: Andrew Hore – Taranaki (62) , Keven Mealamu – Auckland (92)
Props: Wyatt Crockett – Canterbury (6), Owen Franks – Canterbury (31) , Ben Tameifuna – Hawke’s Bay * , Tony Woodcock – North Harbour (83)
Loose forwards: Sam Cane – Bay of Plenty *, Richie McCaw (C) – Canterbury (103), Kieran Read – Canterbury (36) , Adam Thomson – Otago (24) , Victor Vito – Wellington (13)
Halfbacks: Aaron Smith – Manawatu *, Piri Weepu – Auckland (56),
First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett – Taranaki *, Daniel Carter – Canterbury (85), Aaron Cruden – Manawatu (9)
Midfielders: Tamati Ellison – Otago (1), Ma’a Nonu – Wellington (66), Conrad Smith – Wellington (55), Sonny Bill Williams – Canterbury (14)
Locks: Brodie Retallick – Bay of Plenty *, Luke Romano – Canterbury * , Samuel Whitelock – Canterbury (25) , Ali Williams – Auckland (73)
Outside backs: Israel Dagg – Hawke’s Bay (12), Hosea Gear – Wellington (8), Zac Guildford – Hawke’s Bay (8), Ben Smith – Otago (2), Julian Savea – Wellington *


Black Friday for the Blues......again!

Oh so close yet so far ! The Blues rugby team lose again to the South African Sharks. With a disjointed crown of aprox 10,000 watching ; the Black Friday curse struck again . We Lost !!!
There is going to be some serious blood letting within the coaching team and the Auckland Rugby Union Board over this malaise . It is now at the stage of being embarrassing to the public that support the team. Lost 6 games…..won 1.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we had guests that watched and although most didn’t understand the rules they were enthusiastic . Shades of the RWC fever from last year. I even saw war paint on some of the supporters. Here’s oping that the ANZAC League Test next week between New Zealand and Australia goes better for us

International Visitor Arrivals to 01 April 2012
Total visitor arrivals are up by 14.1% compared to the same four week period last year.

Ups: Malaysia 49%, China 72%, Korea 12%,
Singapore 5%, Canada 19%, Australia 11%,
Japan 21%, USA 4%, Germany 21%,
UK 8%

Nice to see the increase from USA,Germany,Australia and Canada.

And let’s hope the Blues might win some !!


Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals

its now into the business end of the Rugby World Cup with the Quarter Finals being played in Wellington and Auckland this weekend.
Wellington has South Africa v Australia and Ireland v Wales .
Auckland has England v France on Saturday and New Zealand v Argentina on Sunday at Eden Park.
We are full house at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast so it’s late nights and early starts for Marlene and myself.The atmosphere has ramped up in interest in the games. New Zealand has seen the withdrawal of Daniel Carter and that was like a black cloud of despondency had settled over the country…. But rugby is a team game and I am sure the team will step up to address the issue.
I have commitments with Supercare4u at the games so I will be rolling into bed at midnight and up at 0700 the next morning to help Marlene with the breakfast servings.
that’s business tho. you do what you have to do.
I read that Steve Jobs has passed away.RIP Steve.Your brilliance will be missed.It’s sad that the bright ones seem to go earlier….


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