Auckland rugby

NZ/Aust Rugby Live on ESPN – September/October 2020 in USA

The following Rugby matches will be shown this weekend on ESPN+ & ESPN2

The following matches are available Live and on demand on ESPN+

The first two Bledisloe Cup dates have been set for October 11th in Wellington and October 18th in Auckland. The Wallabies have received papal dispensation to require quarantine on arrival in NZ for just 3 days instead of the usual 14 days. Even the Wuhan virus has to show deference to rugby.

The following games are available Live and On-demand on NBC Sports Gold:

Premiership Rugby schedule for this weekend on NBC Sports Gold.

Some matches are available on local Fox Sports or ESPN channels but they are often unreliable and are likely to change to competitive horseshoe tossing at the last moment!!!

NBC Sports Gold

NBC Sports Gold

Air New Zealand – Non-Stop Service Newark Airport to Auckland in 2021

Breaking News - Route Postponed until 2021

Air New Zealand postponed its ambitious Auckland to New York direct flights by a year. This comes as the fallout from the aviation crisis continues to affect the airline. The carrier has also decided to delay the introduction of its Boeing 787-10 fleet and new business class cabin. Finally, it will exit its Auckland to London via Los Angeles route earlier than scheduled.

Air New Zealand United States Services: New York Non-Stop to Auckland

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: Air New Zealand will launch non-stop New York to Auckland flights from Newark Airport in October 2020. The new service will use Air New Zealand's premium-focused configuration Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and will operate three times weekly, year-round. Tickets for Air New Zealand's New York service will go on sale soon, subject to regulatory approvals and landing slot confirmation.

At the same time, the daily Los Angeles to London service will be withdrawn in October 2020. "While Air New Zealand has a proud history of flying direct between Los Angeles and London for 37 years, dynamics on the route have changed in recent years and like other airlines, Air New Zealand is strongest when operating direct flights to and from their home hub."

With the start of the new service, the airline has also made the difficult decision to withdraw from its daily Los Angeles-London service from October 2020.

More information here.

Kiwi Bistro in Arlington, VA

Next time you are in Washington DC, check out the Kiwi Cafe – Cassatt’s.

Cassatt’s is a cozy, bistro-style restaurant serving tasty dishes featuring a New Zealand flair. Located in the Lee Heights shops on Lee Highway in Arlington, they serve Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch, with specialty coffees, wines and homemade desserts.

New Zealand flavors come alive in Flat White, Pavlova, Kiwi Burger, and New Zealand panini. 

Cassatt’s
4536 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 527-3330

www.cassattscafe.com

Kiwi chef – The Musket Room restaurant in NYC

NYC based kiwi, Matt Lambert recently opened The Musket Room, a new Nolita restaurant serving “modern New Zealand” cuisine.

Matt Lambert, previously of Public and Saxon + Parol, raised the funds for the fit out of his new restaurant through Kickstarter!

http://www.musketroom.com/

The Musket Room
265 Elizabeth St
(between Prince and Houston)
New York, NY 10012
212-219-076

Kea New York

Kea New York was launched in October 2004, and serves a growing network in the Greater New York Metropolitan area, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

We hold regular events in New York City, covering a range of sectors including financial services, media and entertainment, healthcare and technology connecting Kiwi expats and ‘friends of New Zealand’ to build their contacts, enable networking and leverage business opportunities.

We provide a focal point for NY based Kiwis and Kiwi businesses and act as a conduit for New Yorkers and their dealings with New Zealand.

Contact Phil Veal at newyork@keanewzealand.com.

Visit the KEA site

Icebreaker New York

Icebreaker, New York

102 Wooster Street

Soho,

New York

 

New Zealand New York Consulate Details

New Zealand Consulate-General
295 Madison Ave, 41st Floor,
(Corner 41st Street),
New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (212) 832-4038
Facsimile: (212) 867-8715

Office hours are 0900 – 1230 Monday – Friday (except office holidays) for consular enquires.

www.nzembassy.com

Places to watch Rugby

Everyone has their favorite spot and here are some of ours.  Let us know if you have others, especially in NJ or CT!

 

 Upper East Side

Baker Street

A great english breakdfast and TVs from every vantage point.

63rd Street & 1st Ave, www.bakerstreetnyc.com

 

Midtown Manhattan:

The Australian

Good kiwi beer in the fridge including Moa and Tuatara.

38th St & 5th Ave, www.theaustraliannyc.com

 

Landsdowne Road

A decent size bar with plenty of options on tap and good visability

10th Ave between 43rd and 44th Sts, www.landsdowneroadnyc.com

 

Lower East Side

8 Mile Creek

Home of the Aussie contingent but a good crew nonetheless!

240 Mulberry Street, www.eightmilecreek.com

 

Downtown

Nelson Blue

Manhattan home of the kiwis!

Front Street & Peck Slip, www.nelsonblue.com

 

 

 

 

DUB Pies, Manhattan, Brooklyn and online!

Many of us miss the taste of a fantastic kiwi pie, and Gareth the founder of DUB (Down Under Bakery) pies has been only too wiling to satisfy that need. They have their Pie Shop in Windsor Terrance, Brooklyn, and the Pie Truck that travels around different venues.  Check out their website and Facebook page for details on where to find the Pie Truck. Alternatively if you don’t like to travel, DUB pies has a great home/work delivery service ideal for stocking the freezer or catering for a work or play event.  Support the great kiwi pie!

 

http://www.dubpies.com/index.php