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Be There. Be Heard - Saturday 3 June 2017

This page contains information about all you need to know for on game day Saturday 3 June 2017.
Updated: 31/05/2017 10:02 a.m.

​We want to make sure everyone has a great time, a memorable time, and especially a safe time at the matches, so we have a few things to help you sort the game plan for the day.

Keeping your team safe

You may be subject to a bag search before you enter the stadium and if you are carrying anything you shouldn’t be, it may be confiscated. So read the conditions of entry, and make sure you have your team sorted before you get to the gate.  Then you’ll be able to get through and into your playing positions without any problems.

Terms & Conditions can be found on the Venues and Events website and are on display at the Stadium gates.

Don’t bring

  • Commercially prepared food, drink and alcohol
  • Strollers
  • Large bags and suitcases
  • Large flags and banners with religious, political or offensive content
  • Advertising material
  • Umbrellas
  • Large cameras and recording equipment

Visit Whangarei's Venues and Events website to find out more.

Venues and Events Whangarei

Recording the moment

You can use your phone or camera ONLY for personal, non-commercial recordings. Don’t bring your massive zoom lens – leave that for the accredited media.

Supporters Mobility Parking

A limited number of mobility parking spaces are available on a first come first served basis at Cobham Oval. Please enter off Port Road and have your mobility card handy to show the parking attendant.

The Line Out

Please check your tickets and head to the entry gate noted on the ticket – this will mean you get in a lot quicker and find your seat.  Staff will be on hand to help you find your way.

Feeding the scrum

There will be a range of food and beverage from vendors at the stadium so you’ll be able to feed that scrum.  Eftpos available at most vendors.

Small amounts of non-commercial food can be brought into the stadium for personal consumption. Any commercial food will not be permitted. All drink products, including alcoholic beverages, are strictly PROHIBITED although plastic bottles (up to 1 litre in size) can be brought into the stadium and filled at water stations, caps will be removed at entry.

Getting back in

There are no pass outs and re-entry, so if you exit the stadium you won’t be able to re-enter with a used ticket.

Dressing the team

You will be able to buy a range of merchandise and supporters gear from the merchandise tents at the match.

There is No Smoking

There is no smoking at Toll Stadium – so please don’t. The Stadium is a smoke-free environment.

Tickets sales on the day 

The Forum North ticket /booking office
will be open on 3 June from 9am–1pm
for ticket sales/pick ups for the
Barbarians v British & Irish Lions. 

Lots to do and see on the day

As we get closer to kick-off for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 at Toll Stadium, businesses are reminded of the clean zone around the stadium.

The area must be kept clear of advertising and promotions, sales or street trading and give-aways intending to cash in on the event, but not part of any official sponsorship deal. 

Restrictions aim is to ensure official sponsors, whose funding has helped bring this major event to our country and District, get a fair deal.

All the businesses inside the Zone will be able to keep doing what they usually do, using their existing signs and advertising and they are encouraged to take part in the window dressing competition.

The clean zone and clean transport routes will be protected by the Major Events Management Act (MEMA) and by enforcement of Council bylaws and the provisions of the District Plan. More information on the MEMA can be found on the Major Events website.

Major Events

Park and bus there

What’s your game plan for match day!

  • Sort your game plan and work out how you’re going to get your team to the match and safely home afterwards
  • CityLink buses will run their Saturday schedule (see below) up until 2pm – get on board for the FREE transport option
  • FREE Shuttles will run (please see schedule attached)
  • Drop off areas will be located on Port Road, so think of it as a little part of the warm up
  • Follow the fan-trail from the Town Basin along the Loop Walkway to the stadium. A good way to get the team together and work out the after-match travel plans if you haven’t already done it.

​Route ​Route description

​Kamo Shuttle

(4pm, 5pm and 6pm)

​Cnr Three Mile Bush Rd and Clark Rd then Via Kamo Rd to Rose St then via Porowini Ave to Stadium

​Onerahi Shuttle

(4pm, 5pm and 6pm)
​Via Cnr Handforth/Weir Rd. Church Rd, Onerahi Rd, Riverside Rd, Te Matau A Pohe to Port Rd

​Maunu Shuttle

(4.30pm and 6.30pm) 

​Barge Park then via Maunu Rd, Walton St to Rose St then via the HUB to stadium

​Tikipunga Shuttle 

(4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm)

Corner Paramount Rd and Corks Rd then via Paramount Rd, Kiripaka Rd, Waiatawa Rd, Mill Rd, Hatea Dr, Riverside Rd, Te Matau A Pohe to Port Rd


(4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm)
Cnr William Jones Dr and Taraire Cres then via William Jones Dr, Holmes Ave, Jack St, Mains Ave, Kamo Rd, Bank St, Rose St to Stadium via The Hub​
(4.30pm and 6.30pm)
​Cnr Gumdigger Rd and Rewa Rewa Rd, then via Otaika Rd, Tarewa Rd, Rose St, then Porowini Ave to Stadium

Buses will return 30 minutes after final whistle.

For more information visit the City Link website.


Car parks available include Railway Road, Town Basin, Vine Street, Laurie Hall, plus kerbside parking Port Road, Kioreroa Road, Porowini Ave etc. (Cobham Oval will not be available for public parking).

Remember other teams will be getting to the game, so please be considerate and don’t park across driveways or block entrances.

You can take your own selfie at the Library, iSites at Tarewa Park and The Hub and Clapham’s Clocks. Post them to our facebook page #NZBvBIL



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