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Old March 3rd, 2011, 07:14 AM   #221
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 12:06 PM   #222
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=10709907

Parker: Don't take RWC from us

Christchurch is "utterly" committed to holding its Rugby World Cup matches, despite the damage wreaked on the city by last week's earthquake, Mayor Bob Parker says.

Questions have been raised about whether the city will be able to host the event, given predictions that it may take months to get essential services up and running following last week's 6.3-magnitude quake.

Christchurch is scheduled to host five pool games and two quarterfinals in the Cup which begins on September 9.

When asked at a press conference how confident he was Christchurch would still be able to host those games, in the wake of the devastation caused by the 6.3 magnitude quake on February 22, Mr Parker replied: "Utterly, absolutely, totally committed to that".

He said he had conveyed that to Prime Minister John Key, who had given his support, and to all the relevant ministers.

"I have conveyed to them that the citizens of this city will be far from pleased if they miss out on an event that has taken on a different meaning to the people of Christchurch and the people of Canterbury.


"We have to be pragmatic and realistic and accommodation is one of the issues that is concerning us. AMI Stadium is going to be fine for the Rugby World Cup and we are determined to make it happen here in Christchurch."

Mr Key said yesterday there was still a chance Christchurch would host its games.

"My strong preference is to hold the Cup in Christchurch if we can, because I think it sends a very strong international message that Christchurch is going through a rebuilding phase, and equally, if we don't, sadly the message is it's not."

Mr Parker said today it would be some months before the central business district (CBD) of Christchurch would reopen.

"You can see with the level of damage that we have in the CBD that it is going to be some months before it is going to be reopened. However, in terms of putting a timeline on what that is, we just don't have information at this stage."

A lot of planning work needed to be done, but he hoped to be able to give a time within the next few weeks.

The death toll from the quake rose by one today, to 161, after a body was retrieved from the Pyne Gould building. Police expect the toll to reach 240 by the time all bodies are recovered.

However, they are still treating their searches as a rescue mission, citing incidents overseas where people have been rescued alive after 10 days.

"Officially, yes, this is still a rescue operation...overseas it is not unusual to pull people alive after 10 days," Superintendent Russell Gibson told Radio New Zealand.

The names of two Israelis who were killed in the quake were officially released today.

They were Ofir Levy and Gabi Ingel.

Mr Key said an Israeli search and rescue group organised by their families was refused entry to the cordon because it was not United Nations-accredited and because it was felt there were enough rescue teams at work.

The bodies of Mr Levy and Mr Ingel and that of a third Israeli citizen have been returned to Israel.

Deteriorating weather whipped up dust storms around Christchurch yesterday hampering search and rescue efforts, but the wind eased last night allowing significant progress to be made at the Christ Church Cathedral, Mr Gibson said.

"They've now started taking away beams and things from the bell tower, so we are at last going to see some movement in that area."

In London an estimated 2500 New Zealanders gathered at a service in Westminister Cathedral today (NZ time) to pay tribute to those killed in the quake.

A message from Mr Key was read and New Zealander Hayley Westenra sang the national anthem.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 12:55 PM   #223
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Any chance this thread can be renamed Rugby UNION World Cup just to let people be aware there are TWO codes of rugby and Rugby League was infact the first code to have a World Cup??
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 01:30 PM   #224
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Any chance this thread can be renamed Rugby UNION World Cup
Nope !! (IMHO)
And as far I know, the IRB itself calls it "Rugby World Cup" !!! Although they have "2 codes" in charge (rugby union and sevens ).
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 02:46 PM   #225
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Any chance this thread can be renamed Rugby UNION World Cup just to let people be aware there are TWO codes of rugby and Rugby League was infact the first code to have a World Cup??
Why? Its name is the IRB Rugby World Cup - there's no such thing as the "Rugby Union World Cup".



You might as well ask for threads to be renamed "FIFA Soccer World Cup" or "National American Football League"...
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Old March 31st, 2011, 02:33 PM   #226
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The organisers have announced new venues for six games following the decision not to play games in Christchurch:

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/destina...h+rescheduling

10 Sep - England v Argentina - Dunedin not Christchurch
11 Sep - Australia v Italy - North Harbour not Christchurch
14 Sep - Scotland v Georgia - Invercargill not Dunedin
18 Sep - England v Georgia - Dunedin not Christchurch
25 Sep - Argentina v Scotland - Wellington not Christchurch
1 Oct - Australia v Russia - Nelson not Christchurch

England now play their first three games in Dunedin - I guess they couldn't go anywhere smaller than that given their expected following (although Auckland or Wellington would have been better for the Argentina match, and both are unused that day).
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Old March 31st, 2011, 08:28 PM   #227
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The organisers have announced new venues for six games following the decision not to play games in Christchurch:

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/destina...h+rescheduling

10 Sep - England v Argentina - Dunedin not Christchurch
11 Sep - Australia v Italy - North Harbour not Christchurch
14 Sep - Scotland v Georgia - Invercargill not Dunedin
18 Sep - England v Georgia - Dunedin not Christchurch
25 Sep - Argentina v Scotland - Wellington not Christchurch
1 Oct - Australia v Russia - Nelson not Christchurch

England now play their first three games in Dunedin - I guess they couldn't go anywhere smaller than that given their expected following (although Auckland or Wellington would have been better for the Argentina match, and both are unused that day).
terrible organisation here, TBH.

I know they had no choice over moving games away from Christchurch, but the tournament is 162 days away - far too close to the event to be moving games they don't have to.

They say the Scotland v Georgia game had to be moved because it was unfeasible to play in Dunedin since they don't know how the pitch will hold up after the England game there 4 days previously... Then why not play the England v Argentina game elsewhere?

I know people who are all paid up to travel, accomodation booked and planning to do a road trip from Invercargil to Christchurch via Dunedin. Now we are playing 2 games in Invercargill (which in itself may be a problem - some of the guys I know cannot stand for 80 minutes. they are now worried they wont get any of the 5,000 seats there and will end up watching the game in a pub), where they will no doubt struggle to get accomodation, before travelling on to Wellington.



(mind you, we should probably be thankful the tournament didn't go where it should have - Japan. Not too sure they would be fit to host it right now)
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Old April 4th, 2011, 06:16 AM   #228
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terrible organisation here, TBH.
It is not as if NZ created the earthquake in Christchurch so that the games can be moved. Have you seen the state of Central Christchurch ? We have and it isn't pretty. A little compassion and understanding will go a long way - the price that the ticket holders have to pay is way less than what those living in CHCH are going through.

Anyways - here is an update of the "CLOUD" on Queen's Wharf in Auckland which will be Party Central for the RWC 2011:

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Old April 4th, 2011, 07:20 AM   #229
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Syd will that remain as a permanent concert/events venue post RWC?
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Old April 4th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #230
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Syd will that remain as a permanent concert/events venue post RWC?
Considering all the infighting to get this far, my guess is that it will remain for a few years until they can finally agree on a masterplan for the wharf. I am hoping that they turn it into a night market
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Quake-hit Cup fans offered a bed
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5:30 AM Tuesday Apr 5, 2011

A campaign has started to find 1000 free rooms in Auckland for quake-affected Christchurch rugby fans with World Cup quarter-finals tickets. Two quarter-finals which were to have been played in Christchurch in October have been shifted to Auckland following damage assessments to tournament facilities and infrastructure. Cantabrians face steep travel bills to make use of their tickets, and Aucklanders are now volunteering to open their homes to ticket-holders. "I just hope they can keep their tickets," said Annette Murray, who is offering a bedroom and bathroom in her Pukekohe home. "This saves them from another added cost."

She had a daughter in Christchurch and knew what the city had gone through. "If you can let people enjoy themselves, you can't beat being part of [a World Cup] atmosphere." Ticket-holders for all Christchurch matches will receive refunds and be given priority to buy replacement tickets for rescheduled matches. Yvonne Collett, an Auckland schoolteacher, has three rooms available in her Half Moon Bay home - "take your pick", she says. Mrs Collett also signed up with the Red Cross to put up anyone from Christchurch needing accommodation, but she said she never heard back from the organisation. "I still wanted to do something, and we're rugby fans," Mrs Collett said. "If we can help, we're more than happy to share our house."

Rugby referee Smudge McNeilage has put together a Facebook campaign to collect 1000 offers of accommodation. He said he wanted to support Cantabrian rugby fans who had "been through hell". "And to top that off, they now find they have lost their two Rugby World Cup quarter-finals." The campaign was in the process of finding offers in Auckland before moving on to link up with ticket-holders in Christchurch, he said. Canterbury Metropolitan Rugby chairman Murray Withers said he owned quarter-finals tickets but was considering giving them up. "For the quarter-finals, you've realistically got to go Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and at the end of the day you're looking at costs over $500."

There were many people in Christchurch rugby circles debating what to do with their tickets, and offers of accommodation from generous Aucklanders could tip the balance, he said. "The accommodation cost is obviously one of the factors for the Christchurch people looking to go north. It's the great unknown in terms of travel costs."
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Old April 5th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #232
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The new waterfront, which is being prepared for the RWC 2011, will in effect almost double the size of the CBD. It is a huge project and it is slowly but surely coming together and promises to change the face of Auckland's waterfront as we know it. Here are some under construction photographs which will give you an idea of how huge the project is:


THE VIADUCT EVENTS CENTRE + GATEWAY PLAZA:









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JELLICOE STREET + NORTH WHARF:





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SILO PARK:



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PARTY CENTRAL keeps on growing and growing .....

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Old April 18th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #234
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Yesterday I caught the train from Britomart train station (downtown) to Kingsland train station (Eden Park) so that I could provide us with some updated images of EDEN PARK STADIUM. The landscaping is looking amazing and all that is left to do is the construction of the temporary seating. It is hard to imagine that it is the same area from 5 years ago. Enjoy ......

PART 1

Boarding at Britomart train station in downtown Auckland ....

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Arrival at Kingsland train station ....

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The walk from the train station to the stadium ..... Eden Park is rich in history and full of heritage listed buildings and villas (Victorian cottages) ....

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Arrival at the stadium | Gate A .....

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PART 2 will continue shortly .....
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PART 2

There is an alternative walk from Kingsland train station to the stadium via Swamp Walk (the area used to be a swamp before it was reclaimed for residential purposes) ....

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Then you reach GATE D .....

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PART 3 to follow shortly ....

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Awesome pics Syd!
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Plans and a little bit of background information (for those who love landscape architecture) regarding the landscaping around Eden Park Stadium may be viewed at my new website EYE ON AUCKLAND
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100 days to World Cup: Final pieces falling into place
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1:00 PM Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

Dunedin's answer to a decrepit Carisbrook will meet its completion deadline a month before the Rugby World Cup, but it will have just a handful of games to sort out teething problems. While a redeveloped Eden Park has had since November to sort out its issues, Dunedin's $198.3 million Forsyth Barr Stadium, which will be known as Stadium Otago for the duration of the World Cup, will have little more than a month and a few provincial rugby matches to get things right. Carisbrook is still Dunedin's "safety net" if the new venue does not come up to scratch, but Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry is confident the 30,500-seat stadium at the north end of the city will be ready. "If you walked in there now you'd think it was finished. It really will absolutely blow people away but there are just a few more things we have to do," he said.

Construction of the stadium - which has fixed 37m-high UV-transmitting ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) roofing and offers better views, food and toilets than its creaky predecessor - started in June 2009. The stadium's interior is nearly finished and its turf is growing "superbly". Work on its east and west stands and its corporate suites is all that remains to be done. Five days after the August 1 handover to the Dunedin City Council, North Otago and West Coast will play the first match at the stadium before Otago host Manawatu on August 17. Mr Farry said the games should provide a good indication of the stadium's readiness for its quota of World Cup matches, beginning with England against Argentina on September 10.

Rugby New Zealand 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden said with the loss of Christchurch's AMI Stadium, Dunedin "has become an even more important" venue. "They have hit every single milestone in their construction process. It's absolutely on track to be handed over on August 1," he said. "The roof was the trickiest part of the whole project and has come through really well. The second thing was whether the grass would grow and there hasn't been the slightest issue." An artificial nylon substance has been injected into the surface. The natural grass roots wrap around the nylon, toughening the turf and reducing the chances of the quality of footing becoming compromised during the tournament.

Meanwhile, Eden Park's general manager of sales and marketing, Tracy Morgan, said a "significant amount" of work was required at the redeveloped ground with 12,000 temporary seats needed for the tournament. It will also need temporary facilities such as toilets and food and beverage outlets. Ms Morgan said a large media contingent was expected so facilities would have to be "seriously augmented" ahead of the tournament. Ground staff had an extensive lead-in period over the past year to trial things like the timing of the gates opening, crowd size and the duration of the events. There had been significant improvements in areas such as the enforcement of the liquor ban around the venue and monitoring patrons as they arrived for levels of intoxication.

"We have worked closely with our security provider, the police and our venue hirers to ensure we have a co-ordinated approach to minimising the risks of poor behaviour, but to also be able to deal appropriately should issues occur," she said. Stadium Taranaki and North Harbour Stadium were last year of concern to Mr Snedden, but are near completion.

Northland Events Centre, Whangarei

* Capacity: 20,000
* Matches: 2
- Tonga v Canada, Sep 14
- Tonga v Japan, Sep 21

North Harbour Stadium, Auckland

* Capacity: 30,000
* Matches: 4
- France v Japan, Sep 10
- Australia v Italy, Sep 11
- South Africa v Namibia, Sep 22
- South Africa v Samoa, Sep 30

Eden Park, Auckland

* Capacity: 60,000
* Matches: 11
- New Zealand v Tonga (opening match), Sep 9
- Australia v Ireland, Sep 17
- New Zealand v France, Sep 24
- Fiji v Samoa, Sep 25
- England v Scotland, Oct 1
- Quarterfinal 2, Oct 8
- Quarterfinal 4, Oct 9
- Semifinal 1, Oct 15
- Semifinal 2, Oct 16
- Bronze Final, Oct 21
- Final, October 23

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

* Capacity: 30,000
* Matches: 3
- New Zealand v Japan, Sep 16
- Wales v Samoa, Sep 18
- Wales v Fiji, Oct 2

Rotorua Stadium, Rotorua

* Capacity: 26,000
* Matches: 3
- Fiji v Namibia, Sep 10
- Samoa v Namibia, Sep 14
- Ireland v Russia, Sep 25

Stadium Taranaki,New Plymouth

* Capacity: 26,000
* Matches: 3
- Ireland v USA, Sep 11
- Russia v USA, Sep 15
- Wales v Namibia, Sep 26

McLean Park, Napier

* Capacity: 15,000
* Matches: 2

- France v Canada, Sep 18
- Canada v Japan, Sep 27

Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North

* Capacity: 18,000
* Matches: 2
- Georgia v Romania, Sep 28
- Argentina v Georgia, Oct 2

Wellington Stadium, Wellington

* Capacity:40,000
* Matches:8
- South Africa v Wales, Sep 11
- South Africa v Fiji, Sep 17
- Australia v USA, Sep 23
- Argentina v Scotland, Sep 25
- France v Tonga, Oct 1
- New Zealand v Canada, Oct 2
- Quarterfinal 1, Oct 8
- Quarterfinal 3, Oct 9

Trafalgar Park, Nelson

* Capacity: 20,000
* Matches: 3
- Italy v Russia, Sep 20
- Italy v USA, Sep 27
- Australia v Russia, Oct 1

Rugby Park, Invercargill

* Capacity: 16,500
* Matches: 3
- Scotland v Romania, Sep 10
- Scotland v Georgia, Sep 14
- Argentina v Romania, Sep 17
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