Top Reasons Why New Zealand is the World's best country

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.

Breathtaking Landscapes

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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 

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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 

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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

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The Kakapo is a special bird, other known as the largest and longest living parrot in the world. Very rare.

The Beaches

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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.

Marine Volcano

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Whale Watching

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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.

Glacier Watching

 

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.

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Sonny Bill Williams Staying with New Zealand rugby until 2019 

Sonny Bill Williams to stay with New Zealand rugby until 2019

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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.

 

Source: Sonny Bill Williams to stay with New Zealand rugby until 2019 | Sport | The Guardian

How to Get to AUCKLAND CITY LIMITS Music Festival - Your Transport Guide

THE TRANSPORT USER’S GUIDE

Auckland City Limits is only a few days away and we feel its time to help our visitors get the right directions to Auckland City Limits on March 19, at Western Springs .  There is  free public transport to the big event and a special offer from UBER.

The best way to get around is preferably by Public Transport.  This will be the best way to get to and from Auckland Transport and ACL also offers free special event buses from Quay Street in the city and free train travel on the city rail network on the day, just as long as you have your event ticket.  More info on how to use the public transport click here.

The special event buses connect with bus and ferry services from other parts of Auckland to provide a seamless option for concertgoers from all corners of the city.

The festival is working close with UBER, so if you have the smartphone app installed you get a discount to and from the festival.  You can find more info at the official Auckland City Limits website here. UBER rides from City Limits will be available from a zone on Old Mill Road as the festival ends.

Taxi and drop-off zones are located on Great North Road outside Western Springs Park along from MOTAT.

If you are going to the festival with your own personal transport, like maybe a bicycle? Then you can leave your bicycle at the special Auckland City Limit bike racks which have been placed for the cyclists specifically for the festival.  Make sure you bring your own bike locks.

There are no parking spots and there is a limited amount of disability parking spots inside MOTAT.

Full information on these transport options can be found online here.

Auckland City Limits Music Festival:

Tickets for Auckland City Limits can be found on our Facebook Event we Created for this amazing Music Festival.  Go here :https://www.facebook.com/events/176219846046205/

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Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Auckland City Limits Music Festival will fuse the best elements of Austin’s premier festival with a New Zealand flavor and spirit to create an event that will celebrate the spirit and heritage of Auckland for years to come.

Looking for Accommodation? 

If you are looking for accommodation during the Auckland Music Festival, then please head over to our Booking page and see if we have any vacancies during that busy period.  Enjoy your stay at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, No. 2 in the Trip Advisor BnB Categories in Auckland.  A Choice of 4 themed rooms to choose from , and enjoy Marlene’s Breakfast before heading to the Festival.

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This is New Zealand: Every day a different journey (video)

This is Raw New Zealand at Its best and what it has to offer every visitor from all over the world.

Every day is a different adventure in New Zealand.  Watch this video from 100% Pure New Zealand, on how New Zealand is being promoted online.

This is raw New Zealand and what it has to offer.

Video Credit Goes to : 100% Pure New Zealand Original video source Located here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWOwe_n-2Gw

Rugby World Cup 2015 Final Game - Date, Time, Live Stream Coverage

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.

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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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GO check out moreo on our Facebook event Rugby World Cup 2015 Final Event

Best Room To Pick at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast

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.

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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…

Tariff (per night):
Single:$165.00
Double:$250.00

 

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…

Tariff (per night):
Single:$165.00
Double:$250.00

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

Tariff (per night):
Single:$145.00
Double:$235.00

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…

Tariff (per night):
Single:$165.00
Double:$250.00

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.

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French Bay in Titirangi Auckland - New Zealand Destinations

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.


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The Kombi Diaries

“One couple, one campervan, one unforgettable road trip around New Zealand.

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Tourism New Zealand has launched a special unique campaign using a global partnership with Facebook to create a short film, that will be in 5 parts and are called The Kombi Diaries,

The Kombi Diaries is about a couple’s trip around New Zealand.  It is a story of two American tourists missing the train to Wellington from Britomart in Auckland and going on a Kombi road trip where they meet the locals and see the country.

The mini short film series costs  $250,000 and will be featured in nine markets; Australia, the United States, Germany, Britain, Japan, Brazil, France, India and Indonesia.

The Facebook team went on the road trip and collaborated with the production crew and filmed their own content.

See the first Kombi Diary video here:

Article Source: http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11487580

New All Blacks Adidas Rugby World Cup Jersey Unveiled!

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. Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 4.06.51 PMThe 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  Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 4.24.01 PM

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