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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #121
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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

We will definitely like to meet you and give you a tour or two
Well its was the WC this year, which meant traveling to 4 cities, and doing 8 Spanish cities this December, so with accommodation free in Auckland and a reasonable flight cost, it should be fine.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #122
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Well its was the WC this year, which meant traveling to 4 cities, and doing 8 Spanish cities this December, so with accommodation free in Auckland and a reasonable flight cost, it should be fine.
That must have cost you a penny or two Glad to read that you are sorted for Auckland - let us know when you finalise plans
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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #124
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The world champs will be there to kick some Kiwi and Kangaroo asses.

Go Springbok Go!!!
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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #125
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The world champs will be there to kick some Kiwi and Kangaroo asses.

Go Springbok Go!!!
You may be right and you may be wrong - only time will tell. With green and gold you may be mistaken for an Aussie supporter
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Old November 4th, 2010, 01:28 PM   #126
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Bless South Africa's little cotton socks they didn't face Australia or NZ during the 2007 World Cup.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #127
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HAHahhhahh, Samoa, England, Fiji, Argentina and England. Ahving siad that we couldn't knock off England.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #128
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Northland Events Centre / Copeland Associates Architects


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By Andrew Rosenberg — Filed under: Selected ,Sports Architecture , Copeland Associates Architects, New Zealand

© Copeland Associates Architects/John Dymond

We just received this very interesting project from the Copeland Associates Architects; a new stadium for 3000 spectators at Okara Park in the city in readiness for the Rugby World Cup in 2011. The building, developed between 2008 and 2010, is located in North New Zealand and includes office space for sports and related community bodies, conference areas and reception space.
Further information and pictures after the break.

© Copeland Associates Architects/John Dymond

Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand, with a population of 80,000. The building is located on the busy road between the centre and the port areas of the city.
Driven by the need to provide a new stadium for 3000 spectators at Okara Park in the city in readiness for the Rugby World Cup in 2011, the brief for this Centre was to provide much more than facilities just for rugby. Also included in the building is office space for sports and related community bodies, conference areas and reception spaces. Unsurprisingly the budget for the project was extremely tight.
© Copeland Associates Architects/John Dymond

The site design exploits and reinforces the natural amphitheatre of Okara Park. The original pitch was moved approximately 15 metres towards the northern terraces, and the new south stadium, with a gentle curve on plan, was brought closely in to the field of play to define an intimate arena.
The primarily locally obtained materials of the building are woven together to create surfaces that slide and forms that have deep recesses to house exposed services. With simple exterior lighting the building comes dramatically to life in the evening.
© Copeland Associates Architects/John Dymond

The building pioneered the use of a tension membrane canopy for a rugby stadium in New Zealand. This solution has a number of advantages compared with a conventional steel-clad roof – better durability, reduced energy consumption with diffuse natural lighting, performance in fire, and the reduction of glare and rain noise.
Two-tiers of stadium seating (rather than a single tier) were adopted to maximize the use of the gathering spaces and corporate boxes, making better connection between seats and the hospitality functions immediately behind them. Through the combination of the curved plan and tiered section, all seats in the new stand have an excellent view of the field.
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The Northland Events Centre is a multi-functional community building with an enduring future beyond the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #129
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Thanks for the info Mo

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Old November 12th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #130
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wow- everything looks awesome! Just a pity the trophy can't stay...it has to make its way back home

I am already so tempted to come to the WC, this is not helping
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 03:49 AM   #131
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wow- everything looks awesome! Just a pity the trophy can't stay...it has to make its way back home

I am already so tempted to come to the WC, this is not helping
One thing is for certain, the Kiwi's will be DEVESTATED if they don't win the cup this time around - I sincerely pray that they win but it is all up in the air for now. Thanks for the comment mate

@ Mo - thanks for the gr8 pics.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 03:51 AM   #132
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GATEWAY PLAZA

Renders have finally been released for the new GATEWAY PLAZA which forms the gateway to Auckland's new waterfront. The sheds have been demolished and work is in full swing.







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Old December 2nd, 2010, 05:50 PM   #133
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One thing is for certain, the Kiwi's will be DEVESTATED if they don't win the cup this time around - I sincerely pray that they win but it is all up in the air for now.
I will absolutely piss myself laughing if New Zealand choke again.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 08:57 AM   #134
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I will absolutely piss myself laughing if New Zealand choke again.
One consistant thing about NZ is choking like our cricket team, so don't be suprised. On the other note, the World Champions are still gonna lift the trophy in 2011.

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Old December 3rd, 2010, 01:10 PM   #135
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One consistant thing about NZ is choking like our cricket team, so don't be suprised. On the other note, the World Champions are still gonna lift the trophy in 2011.
It absolutely pains me to say this, but I reckon that Australia will win next year.

CharlieP's predictions - YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST

Pool A - 1. New Zealand 2. France 3. Tonga 4. Canada 5. Japan

Pool B - 1. Australia 2. Ireland 3. Italy 4. USA 5. Russia

Pool C - 1. England 2. Argentina 3. Scotland 4. Georgia 5. Romania

Pool D - 1. South Africa 2. Samoa 3. Wales 4. Fiji 5. Namibia

Quarter-finals

England beat Samoa
Australia beat France
South Africa beat Argentina
New Zealand beat Ireland

Semi-finals

Australia beat England
New Zealand beat South Africa

Final

Australia beat New Zealand
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 03:35 PM   #136
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Kiwi's will choke, its now a national tradition

gotta love them and the WC though, Helen Clarke nearly lost govt one year over them choking
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Old December 4th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #137
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south africa all the wayyyyyyyyyy
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Old December 4th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #138
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Australia is still very inconsistant but their best is world beating.

So if the right Australia show up in New Zealand then Australia very well may win it. New Zealand to continue doing what it has always done and peak a year too early.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 11:37 AM   #139
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Well NZ peaked too early once again...
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:15 PM   #140
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It absolutely pains me to say this, but I reckon that Australia will win next year.

CharlieP's predictions - YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST

Pool A - 1. New Zealand 2. France 3. Tonga 4. Canada 5. Japan

Pool B - 1. Australia 2. Ireland 3. Italy 4. USA 5. Russia

Pool C - 1. England 2. Argentina 3. Scotland 4. Georgia 5. Romania

Pool D - 1. South Africa 2. Samoa 3. Wales 4. Fiji 5. Namibia

Quarter-finals

England beat Samoa
Australia beat France
South Africa beat Argentina
New Zealand beat Ireland

Semi-finals

Australia beat England
New Zealand beat South Africa

Final

Australia beat New Zealand
You just inverted Pool B and Pool C

So, imho this should be more :

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Pool A - 1. New Zealand 2. France 3. Tonga 4. Canada 5. Japan

Pool B - 1. England 2. Argentina 3. Scotland 4. Georgia 5. Romania

Pool C - 1. Australia 2. Ireland 3. Italy 4. USA 5. Russia

Pool D - 1. South Africa 2. Wales 3. Fiji 4. Samoa 5. Namibia

Quarter-finals

England beat France
Australia beat Samoa
South Africa beat Ireland
New Zealand beat Argentina

Semi-finals

Australia beat England
New Zealand beat South Africa

Final

New Zealand beat Australia

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