Wellington's pain is Auckland's gain.
The capital had been due to host two All Blacks tests this year ... the first set down for August 28 against Australia, and then September 18 against Argentina.
The pause on the travel bubble has seen those arrangements scrapped.
Auckland was already set for the first Bledisloe test this Saturday and NZ Rugby says the only date open to Wellington was the 14th.
Sky Stadium is already booked that day - hosting the two day Beervana beer festival.
Stadium CEO Shane Harmon told Wellington Morning's Host Nick Mills he is disappointed with the outcome.