A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the Eden Park rugby grounds. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Eden Park in the image carousel above.
Originally a swamp, Auckland's Eden Park has been a sports ground since the late 19th century. Today New Zealand's largest sports stadium, it has been the site of some memorable sporting victories - and losses. The chaotic third test of the protest-ridden 1981 Springbok rugby tour was played there, as was New Zealand's victorious final in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.
Film - the third test, 1981 Springbok tour,
Flour bomb test ends Springbok tour, http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/timeline/12/9
Playing England - New Zealand cricket,
Cabbage tree swamp,
Protesters and rugby fans in conflict,
Auckland region: sports and leisure,
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/