The Empire

Established in 1875, The Empire has long been an iconic Auckland watering hole.

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he fifth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Maori All Blacks taking on The British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua on 17 June. 

The last time these teams met in 2005 the Maori All Blacks secured their first win in seven matches dating back to 1930.  The hype surrounding this much anticipated unofficial “fourth Test” will ensure a Test match like atmosphere in a region considered the heartland of Maori culture.

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