Rugby World Cup – Te Rawhiti Creations Participation

Te Rawhiti Creations has secured a working relationship with the Auckland Rugby Clubs. The clubs are hosting a number of Rugby Club tour groups who will be coming to NZ to support their teams. These supporters want time out from Auckland and the Bay of Islands has been selected.

Te Rawhiti Creations has put together the following programs which will be hosted on the Auckland Rugby Supporters booking site where people can book and pay on line. So customers will be paying upfront. Furthermore the shop will be the hub from which all of these tours, bookings, liaisons, organising will be centred.

The Auckland Clubs will also bring Rugby personalities in as hosts. Some of these hosts are ex All Blacks like Michael Jones who will be available to visit schools and Maori community groups.

Package 1: Ipipiri Culture Cruise. 3 days, 2 nights – Cost – $1070

Overnight cruise, onboard entertainment and dining. Includes guided Island walk and planting a tree

Day 1 9am Pick up in Auckland, travel by bus to Paihia. Arrive Paihia 1pm. Transfer to Ipipiri, Boat departs 2pm.
Day 2 11am Ipipiri returns, transfer to Duke of Marlborough hotel, Russell. 2pm Afternoon tour Pompallier House, 3pm Own time, 5pm Culture North Show at Waitangi, 10am return to hotel.
Day 3 9.30am check out, visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 2.30pm depart to Auckland, arrive 6.30pm.

Package 2: Adventure Tour. 4 days, 3 nights-Cost – $1070

Backpackers Cultural Tour to Te Rawhiti/Hole in the Rock cruise/Nature Walks/Rugby

Day 1 9am Pick up in Auckland travel by bus to Russell. Arrive Paihia board Hole in the Rock cruise. Return to Russell 4.30pm, Check in Oronga Bay hostel. 5.30pm After Match function Oronga Bay hostel.
Day 2 9am Pick up Oronga Bay hostel, travel to Te Rawhiti, traditional welcome, meet locals, guided nature walk, outdoor activities, and traditional hangi. 2pm depart by boat to Urupukapuka Island for some International Rugby Matches, followed by after match function. 8pm depart Urupukapuka for Russell arriving 9pm.
Day 3 11am Ferry to Waitangi Treaty House, 1pm Waka Tour of the Waitangi River, 4pm return to Russell, after match Pub around the Corner. Optional, 6.30pm Culture North Show-Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 9.30pm Paihia ferry back to Russell.
Day 4 Check out of hostel, 10am Russell Tour including Pompallier House. 2.30pm depart Paihia to Auckland

Package 3: The French Tour-Cost – $1070

Learn about the French History in Early NZ, Bishop Pompallier. Where he lived, his legacy he left for the Maori People.

Day 1 9am Pick up from Auckland, arrive Paihia 1pm, board Hole in the Rock tour, return to Russell 4.30pm. Check into Duke of Marlborough hotel for 1 night.   5.30pm attend after match function Pompallier House.
Day 2 9am depart Russell for Motuiti Island, the resting place of Bishop Pompallier.  Full Maori welcome and cultural experience, overnight Marae stay, traditional dinning. Live the French influence in NZ. Highly Recommended.
Day 3 Leave Motuiti Island, arrive in Waitangi Treaty House 12pm, guided tour, depart Waitangi 3pm for Auckland.

Profitability

The shop has received an order for 300 toanga pieces and more will come. The tour groups are looking for gift items around $30 each that could be made by our trained women. We have to make these. Can we do it using our equipment?

The shop has also secured an exclusive range of unisex rugby wear. The range is made by Canterbury and sits outside of RWC franchise fees. It will also be an exclusive license for Te Rawhiti Creations.  The margins on these products will around 50-60%.

For profitability measures you will need to go onto the EXCEL spreadsheet. The numbers of people for the tours is unknown yet as we have not advertised but the Auckland Clubs have had enquires from 3 clubs each with 200-250 supporters.  Adjusting the customers will calculate the revenue income and our margin. What does not show is the provider commissions which is between 7 – 10%. These are not factored into our margins as they need to be negotiated on a product by product basis.  All prices are pitched at the overseas markets so they will differ from local prices.

Should Te Rawhiti Creations accept this proposition then we will need to send photos and data information to the Auckland Rugby Clubs. We will also need to prepare a brochure to advertise our products in the wider Auckland area through the Auckland Rugby Clubs.

For more information, please visit the Bay of Island website or contact Robert Willoughby at robert@bayofisland.co.nz.

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