We Do Love The Irish

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we strive to offer all travelers the best service we can. So i am pleased to hear that an intoxicated Irish man who walked away from an ATM machine in the centre of Queenstown on Monday night without the $800 he had withdrawn got a pleasant surprise when he visited Queenstown Police Station the next day. It seems that an honest young Otago man found the cash and card and handed it in to police.
Thats the the luck of the Irish.

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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%

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Slowdown In Christchurch Tourism

With the aftermath of the Christchurch Earthquake it is now apparent that one area of concern is the collapse of the Tourism Industry within the City. Before the destructive earthquake sequence began in September 2010, tourism contributed $2.3 billion a year to Canterbury’s economy. It has shrunk by at least 15 per cent. In the year ended February 2012, Christchurch lost over one million guest nights – a third of its visitors staying overnight in the city. International visitor guest nights fell by a whopping 73 per cent. Lack of accommodation, particularly in the hotel and backpacker sectors after many quake-damaged buildings had to be demolished, was also impeding the industry’s recovery.
The New Zealand Tourism Industry will be looking at ways to assist operators caught in the disaster zone. Evidence of assistance was shown last week with the NZRU hosting the second Rugby Test between New Zealand and Ireland in the city.

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Rugby Showdown at Eden Park 9/6/12

They say Kiwis are pretty mad about their Rugby ; and they are correct.
On Saturday New Zealand played Ireland. They have never won a game against us and I personally don’t see them doing it this time either…..
Our national team, the All Blacks (hence the affliction our country seems to have with the non colour black) are the World IRB Champions and offer far too much fire power to lose this game.
But it’s a game and one team wins and one team loses.
Our tourism numbers still show gains from Asia but still the demise from the Northern Hemisphere
International Visitor Arrivals to 27th May 2012:
Total visitor arrivals are up by 1.7% compared to the same four week period last year.

Ups: China 57%, Korea 9%, Japan 46%,

Downs: Singapore -12%, UK -14%, Germany -3%,
USA -6%, Canada -7%, Malaysia -15%,
Australia -3%

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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

Reserves:
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)

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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%

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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 *

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The Irish Buzz continues

It’s the Monday after the historic victory of Ireland over the Australians at Eden Park during the Rugby World Cup 2011.And what a victory that was. I was operational with Supercare4u.com outside the stadium and green was the predominant colour. The Australian yellow faded into obscurity as the evening wore on. The immense sound of 58,000+ in full voice “Ireland….Ireland was overpowering.Obviously it had the desired effect on the Australians as the time rolled on and Ireland ground out a victory. Well done Ireland.
The city took on the excited fans at the competition and the party carried on into Sunday.
I was out on Sunday and the Irish fans were still in party mode and definitely suffering from the after effects.
Supercare4u.com had an excellent night with providing Mobility services to Aucklands community.
We carried over 200 clients and i think we supplied the most professional ,Mobility service Auckland has seen.

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Australia v Ireland at Eden Park for RWC 2011

This blog is more about Supercare4u.com today. I am operational in the inner cordon around Eden Park providing Mobility transfers for tonight’s match between Ireland and Australia. Needless to say there is strong support for the Irish!
We are posting regular videos of the movement onto our U Tube channel. It’s fun to play with it but it does take time to process the images.
Went and watched the All Blacks play Japan at the local pub (The Dominion) last night. E

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