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Ronan Keating says Kiwi hospitality will be ‘hard to beat’

The music superstar bids a fond farewell to New Zealand as he reveals he and his son Jack had an “amazing week” following the Lions rugby tour.

Ronan Keating has taken to social media to sing the praises of New Zealand as he departs our shores following a week spent with the British and Irish Lions team.
Sharing a snap of his plane on the tarmac at Christchurch Airport on Sunday, with a stunning sunset visible in the background, Ronan wrote that “Kiwi hospitality will be hard to beat”.
“We had the trip of a lifetime. Thank you all so much,” he added.

The singer had been in New Zealand with his son Jack as a special treat for his 18th birthday. While they were here, the two were spotted out and about in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as they watched the Lions play the Blues, the Hurricanes and the Crusaders.
Speaking to The Breeze radio host Jeanette Thomas on Sunday morning (after the Lions scored a surprise win over the Crusaders), the 40-year-old revealed he and Jack had been out celebrating with the Lions team until the early hours of the morning.

“I had to drag him [Jack] out of there … he was still going strong at 4.30[am],” Ronan said with a laugh.
Indeed, Ronan said Jack had enjoyed his time in New Zealand so much that he was reluctant to leave.
“He has had the time of his life, he doesn’t want to leave New Zealand. He is trying to find a way that he can stay, he’s like, ‘dad you go home, I’ll stay,’” he said.