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Old September 10th, 2010, 07:23 AM   #101
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Continued from previous posts (lots of updates) .....

Rugby World Cup 2011 - one year to go

On Thursday, 9 September, it was exactly one year until Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011). It's time for Aucklanders to get ready for the event of a lifetime - RWC 2011 is less than a year away. From Eden Park nearing completion, to transport and waterfront upgrades charging ahead, the city's preparations are on track to welcome the world. As many of the major infrastructure projects are heading to the finish line, Aucklanders should start thinking about how they can be involved in the event. Rachael Dacy, chairperson of Auckland's RWC 2011 Regional Steering Group, says there are a variety of ways you can get involved, including: "We want to make this an event that all Aucklanders can be proud of, be involved in and benefit from, not just rugby fans," says Ms Dacy. As City Scene went to print, the RWC 2011 countdown clock was about to be unveiled in Queen Elizabeth Square. The clock, which is located opposite Britomart, is under wraps until 7.30pm on Thursday, 9 September - exactly 365 days until the kick-off for the first RWC 2011 match between the All Blacks and Tonga at Eden Park.

Auckland will be ready months before the kick-off date:
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Eden Park redevelopment - opening next month
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Aotea Square - opening next month
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Western Springs Stadium upgrade (RWC 2011 training venue) - completed next month
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Auckland Airport departure terminal upgrade - December
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Auckland Art Gallery redevelopment - mid-2011
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Viaduct Events Centre - July 2011
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Two new hotels opening near the airport - July 2011
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Wynyard Quarter stage one - Jellicoe Street and North Wharf upgrade - August 2011.

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Old September 10th, 2010, 07:33 AM   #102
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Unveiling of the new countdown clock in Auckland


Auckland's official countdown clock for Rugby World Cup 2011 has been unveiled in Queen Elizabeth Square, in an evening ceremony that showcased the stunning illuminated structure. The designers' take: think standard digital alarm clock, deconstructed, on a totally unfamiliar scale, in unexpected surroundings. The crowd gathered opposite Britomart station for the unveiling on 9 September wasted no time afterwards exploring the clock structures and being photographed with them. Our innovative timepiece will tick away the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the six-week nationwide Tournament comes to town. Its unveiling was timed to mark exactly one year from the start - the first match is the All Blacks v Tonga at Eden Park on 9 September 2011. At the ceremony, Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset said Auckland would be the very heartbeat of the Tournament and the "magnificent" countdown clock a special reminder for New Zealanders and visitors that Rugby's biggest event was coming to the city. The clock was blessed by representatives from Ngati Whatua and Ngati Paoa.

The evening event capped a day of activities that celebrated the One Year To Go milestone, including a successful world record attempt at Eden Park for rugby ball passes, and celebration kits gifted to all Auckland rugby clubs. Auckland also marked the lead-up to the milestone across the Tasman, with an event in Sydney with Australian and New Zealand business leaders. The event explored how RWC 2011 will create long-term opportunities for investment in Auckland. Expect the unexpected. That was the goal of Auckland's countdown clock creators, iion in collaboration with designers Fraser Horton and Barrington Gohns, who were determined to produce something exceptional. The clock is the work of four recent University of Auckland graduates - Horton, Gohns, Jonathan Wiseman and David Hayes. The collaborative, which won the right to design the clock through a competitive tender, got involved because they saw RWC 2011 as a great opportunity for Auckland to display its innovative spirit. "We wanted to move beyond the standard billboard countdown clock and create something that would not only be noticed by Aucklanders, but also had the potential to gain national and international attention," says Jonathan Wiseman.

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Old September 13th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #103
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Eden Park Pavilion:


Eden Park will be home to a striking, luxurious purpose built corporate hospitality venue during Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2011, the Tournament Organisers have today announced. With the clock ticking down to the one year to go milestone, Rugby Travel & Hospitality (RTH) Limited have released the first visuals of a striking temporary structure that will combine tradition with innovation giving hospitality clients a glimpse of what to expect when the Tournament kicks-off on September 9. Eden Park Pavilion, ideally located in the shadow of Eden Park will only be a short stroll to the very best Category A undercover seats offered as part of the premium hospitality package and is a way for Rugby fans to guarantee their place at the semi-finals and Final of next year’s RWC.

RTH, who won a major award for their innovative record-breaking corporate hospitality programme at RWC 2007 in France, view the Eden Park Pavilion as being the flagship of the Official Tournament Hospitality Programme. The venue will play host to over 35,000 fans from all over the world during the Tournament, which will feature a distinctive entrance façade standing 53 metres wide by 20 metres high, blending the Official Tournament look and feel with the herringbone aspect of the RWC event mark to create a Rugby ball that will be visible from ground level or the sky. Inside the Pavilion, fans will experience luxury and innovation through a blend of New Zealand cuisine, fine New Zealand wines and a full entertainment programme to give the venue a unique festival atmosphere.

David White, Director of Operations at RTH said: “The Eden Park Pavilion is the culmination of three years of intense planning. New Zealand has never before seen a purpose built structure of this magnitude and quality.” Rugby World Cup Limited Chief Executive, Mike Miller, stated: “The team at RTH have unrivalled experience in the creation and delivery of outstanding, world-class hospitality facilities and delivered an award winning highly innovative hospitality programme for RWC 2007 in France. I have no doubt that the Eden Park Pavilion will raise the bar once again, providing the perfect corporate entertaining environment to rival all other major global sporting events.”

Tournament Organiser, Rugby New Zealand 2011, Chief Executive, Martin Snedden believes the Eden Park Pavilion will contribute enormously to the success of the Tournament next year. “The Eden Park Pavilion is remarkable and will play a significant role in showcasing the very best of what New Zealand has to offer. We’re very excited about this fantastic hospitality venue which we believe will enhance New Zealand’s reputation as an outstanding destination for a global sporting event.” The Official Corporate Hospitality Programme for RWC 2011 is now on sale. Customers need to ensure they only purchase from one of the two officially appointed Corporate Hospitality sales agents or their authorised sub-agents who are entitled to provide packages combining RWC 2011 match tickets and hospitality.
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 03:19 PM   #104
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[AOTEA SQUARE] opened today, in time for the RWC 2011.

The first phase of Aotea Square's refurbishment was officially revealed today, the second phase will include the installation of a big screen and art works which will be on display during the RWC 2011.


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Old October 2nd, 2010, 10:56 PM   #105
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[EDEN PARK PAVILION]

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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #106
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[AOTEA SQUARE] @ NIGHT

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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #107
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Nice!
at least someone in the world will be prepared for the event they organise
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Old October 5th, 2010, 12:50 AM   #108
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Nice!
at least someone in the world will be prepared for the event they organise
Thanks.
Well, let's hope so .... the city council will start upgrading certain city streets on the 1st of November - let's hope that they finish in time
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Eden Park unveils new look, new logo

Visitors to the new Eden Park Open Day this Sunday 10 October will be the first to see a new look ground and new logo, set to put on a distinctively New Zealand face for almost half a million guests expected at next year’s Rugby World Cup. Eden Park Trust Chief Executive David Kennedy said that Eden Park would stand proud among international stadiums for being unmistakably Kiwi. “Many stadiums today have a similar look and feel, but there will be no missing that Eden Park is in the heart of Auckland. The mix of materials, plantings and sculptures will be unmistakably from New Zealand - a real statement of our unique social and environmental heritage.”

At dawn (6.00am) this Sunday 10th October tangata whenua, Ngati Whatua will unveil imposing six-metre tekoteko (carved statues) representing Maori gods at each corner of the ground. “These will complement the Kiwi feel of 30-metre high ferns sculpted into the steel framework for the clear ETFE cladding of the South stand, extensive plantings of pohutakawa and deliberate use of stone in the foundations of the building to reflect Mt Eden’s volcanic heritage.” These strong local tones are also captured in a new logo for Eden Park, designed by local firm Lemonade Design. The simple logo depicts strong planes of colour inspired from those used in the new stadium that radiate from the bold modern type of the stadium’s name.

The new logo will be used on the Park’s signage, marketing materials, catering facilities, staff uniforms and web-site, applying a smart, modern look consistent with the new stadium. “These changes to our look and feel recognise that we are entering a new era. The new Eden Park needs to be more than it was, to more people, as a symbol of Auckland and of New Zealand,” Mr Kennedy said. Eden Park will be officially re-opened this Sunday 10 October with gates open to the public at 10.00am, official opening by Prime Minister John Key at 11.00am and entertainment all day until 3.00pm. Entry is by gold-coin donation and all proceeds will go to a range of charities.


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Old October 10th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #110
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Eden Park Open Day 10/10/10

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Old October 10th, 2010, 09:03 AM   #111
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Old October 15th, 2010, 06:15 AM   #113
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A few photographs of the buildings under construction which will form an integral part of Auckland's RWC entertainment precinct.

VIADUCT EVENTS CENTRE - ONLY HALF IS BUILT THUS FAR, IT WILL DOUBLE IN SIZE

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THE BLACK SHED WILL BE DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR GATEWAY PLAZA + THE WYNYARD CROSSING

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NORTH WHARF + JELLICOE STREET + TRAMWAY

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Eden Park looks great!! I totally believe this world cup organisation gonna be gorgeous with All Blacks!! Are they planing to do some activities in Domain during the organisation?As concerts?
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Eden Park looks great!! I totally believe this world cup organisation gonna be gorgeous with All Blacks!! Are they planing to do some activities in Domain during the organisation?As concerts?
I don't think so - most of the events are going to take place in Aotea Square, Queen's Wharf and The Viaduct Events centre .... even New Zealand's fashion week will take place during the RWC 2011. It is going to be hectic and very festive
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It's party time in a cloud for the Cup

A larger RENDER may be viewed here (click on the image to enlarge)- QUEEN'S WHARF 2011

A $9.8 million temporary "Cloud" structure will take centre stage on Queens Wharf for the Rugby World Cup, but there are no big plans for the refurbished century-old Shed 10. Prime Minister John Key yesterday unveiled new plans for the Cloud, which will host large-scale events, but made only passing reference to Shed 10, which the Auckland Regional Council is sprucing up at a cost of $4 million. Mayor-elect Len Brown told the largely corporate crowd that "we are putting the arguments behind us and from this point forward it's full steam ahead". Mr Key said the Cloud - dubbed the "Slug" by others - would be capable of holding 6000 people for a range of big events, including a Tourism New Zealand visitor site, the REAL New Zealand festival and concerts. It would also host VIP functions and events. At 4430sq m it is smaller than earlier plans for a 6000sq m structure able to hold 7800 people.

Asked what use would be made of Shed 10, Mr Key said it could be used as a terminal for two cruise ships that will be berthed at Queens Wharf during the cup, for hosting some events and maybe as a place for markets. "For six weeks next year, Queens Wharf will be a hub of activity for our international visitors and New Zealanders," he said. "It will be a place where we watch rugby games, enjoy live music and festival events, wow international guests and media with views of Auckland's stunning harbour, and showcase the best of New Zealand with displays and events." Bob Harvey, the outgoing Mayor of Waitakere City who has been appointed chairman of the Waterfront Development Agency, said Queens Wharf had had a lot of heat put on it, "but this beautiful tent, the Cloud", will look absolutely dazzling from the water and the land.

"This, I think very beautiful structure, is something I think Auckland will be very proud of," he said. The Cloud will be erected and fitted out between February and August next year. Once the cup is over, the Waterfront Development Agency will decide what to do with the temporary structure. One option is to keep it for several years while a long-term solution is found for Queens Wharf.


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I am currently considering attending the World Cup, depending on getting a decently priced flight and my general state of bankruptcy after the WC2010, and other travels. eesh. Have some friends who have offered to act as my hosts!
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I am currently considering attending the World Cup, depending on getting a decently priced flight and my general state of bankruptcy after the WC2010, and other travels. eesh. Have some friends who have offered to act as my hosts!
You should try your damnest Mo - the problem with these events is that everybody tries to make a quick buck and the cost just keeps on spiraling. Find yourself a wealthy sugar daddy

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WELLINGTON'S NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL

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