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  #519346 10-Sep-2011 18:57
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mattwnz:What do you mean britomart? Do you mean Aucklands 3rd world rail system. That is a disaster.



Auckland doesn't have a 3rd world railway system - from my experience one thing many 3rd world countries have is a?reliable railway system, in part because it's the only way people can get around. Smile



That is a good point. That s why they should have had most if the big games in Wellington if they weren't planning on upgrading the auckalnd transport network in time. Wellington does have NZ best public transport system. The size of the stadium is largely irrelevent, as most viewer watch it on TV, which is where the world cup organisation makes it's money. And it would have been a lot cheaper than rebuilding that white elephant called eden park, which is still a mismatch of stands.

However the biggest disppointment plant night was the crap opening game, which has to be the worst opening games in the history of the world cup. Normally you have two teams of similar quality, so it should have been NZ v France at least(as they are in the same pool), which also would have been bitter sweet, as france often beats NZ at world cups. Also I beleive the final in 1987 was NZ vs france so that would have been a far more logical opening game. Tonga is a 3rd tier team, which played well for their ability, but they are not in the world class realm. Just one of many poor decisions and missed opportunities. Perhaps the organisers ddn't want to see NZ beaten again by france in the opening?


The Auckland rail system was supposed to be upgraded in time but as the Gov is based in Wellywood they decided not to and put the money into it doing Wellingtons instead..

PS. The Maori World Cup opening went well. Didn't matter about the rest of NZs culture..




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  #519347 10-Sep-2011 19:01
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old3eyes:

The Auckland rail system was supposed to be upgraded in time but as the Gov is based in Wellywood they decided not to and put the money into it doing Wellingtons instead..


I going there coz the Welly system isn't exactly 3rd world either... we might have more trains, but we certainly don't have Mussolini running them. Google "tranz metro" or just  sign up for alerts and wait until your phone explodes!

 
 
 
 


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  #519348 10-Sep-2011 19:05
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sbiddle:
mattwnz:What do you mean britomart? Do you mean Aucklands 3rd world rail system. That is a disaster.



Auckland doesn't have a 3rd world railway system - from my experience one thing many 3rd world countries have is a reliable railway system, in part because it's the only way people can get around. Smile


Hear! Hear!

Auckland's transport problems are a consequence of literally decades of missed opportunities.....mainly due to the Citizens & Ratepayers trying to run the country's largests city like it was Foxton or Bulls. The people who vote for them are similarly ignorant of what SCALE is and have NO IDEA what it really takes to build a great city. But they definitely know how to strangle one with penny-pinching under-investment in the infrastructure that would have actually supported growth, business and urban lifestyles. 

The C & R crew still want urban sprawl and more roads, like their brain-dead big brothers and sisters in the National Party in Wellington........while at the same time moaning about the high rates these kinds of decisions impose on a city that needs a high standard of infrastructure across a vast area at low density. 

D'uh...freakin'....double-d'uh. 

I despair. 

Then.....these morons blame Len Brown - the guy who actually has a chance of fixing this terrible legacy iif the National-lead government will only get out of the way. They have crippled Auckland more than long enough...and last night we saw the consequences of that played out BIG time.  

It makes you want to cry....the stupidity of it all.  Worse...the predictability of it all. It's not as though people haven't been trying to tell these fools - for decades - how it COULD be done....and done well. 






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  #519352 10-Sep-2011 19:16
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some geeks are antisocial and boring Tongue out


Not everyone likes Rugby, My sports of choice are Skiing and Badminton (and I do go out and do them as well, ended up with a bruse on the leg from a rope tow pully at Broken River)


For me it would be roller skating, running and badminton but honestly I think it's great if kids want to get out and play rugby or any other sport - I just despair at the thought of how crude and dumbed down our society has become when I see masses of people getting sucked in to what is ultimately nothing more than marketing tool for the likes of Adidas, Ford, Telecom, etc.

I also think it's a disgrace that the government has blown so much public money on it at a time when many people are struggling to feed their kids and we have a record budget deficit. Someone at the IRB corporate office is grinning from ear to ear as they think about about how gullible our politicians are.

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  #519365 10-Sep-2011 19:50
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I also think it's a disgrace that the government has blown so much public money on it at a time when many people are struggling to feed their kids and we have a record budget deficit. Someone at the IRB corporate office is grinning from ear to ear as they think about about how gullible our politicians are.


Oh come on, the country needs a morale boost like this right now.  It's been a hell of a few years and being able to host something like this gives us a chance to remember who we are and why we love to live here - something we may have forgotten given all the crap we've been through. Surely the infusion of foreign money into our economy will balance things out for the average business owner anyway?

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  #519367 10-Sep-2011 19:55
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mckenndk:  


some geeks are antisocial and boring Tongue out


Not everyone likes Rugby, My sports of choice are Skiing and Badminton (and I do go out and do them as well, ended up with a bruse on the leg from a rope tow pully at Broken River)


For me it would be roller skating, running and badminton but honestly I think it's great if kids want to get out and play rugby or any other sport - I just despair at the thought of how crude and dumbed down our society has become when I see masses of people getting sucked in to what is ultimately nothing more than marketing tool for the likes of Adidas, Ford, Telecom, etc.

I also think it's a disgrace that the government has blown so much public money on it at a time when many people are struggling to feed their kids and we have a record budget deficit. Someone at the IRB corporate office is grinning from ear to ear as they think about about how gullible our politicians are.


Wow it's been a while since I have read something like this. I also couldn't disagree more. Every sports event in the world is sponsored by someone, as are plenty of other things like school programmes, etc etc.

Pity you have such a negative view on the whole thing. Perhaps you should try getting into it and taking advantage of the great atmosphere and fun that lots of us that are being sucked in are enjoying! It's a once in a lifetime event. I certainly don't appreciate being referred to as dumbed down and sucked in because I love Rugby.

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  #519368 10-Sep-2011 19:56
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I also think it's a disgrace that the government has blown so much public money on it at a time when many people are struggling to feed their kids and we have a record budget deficit. Someone at the IRB corporate office is grinning from ear to ear as they think about about how gullible our politicians are.


Oh come on, the country needs a morale boost like this right now.  It's been a hell of a few years and being able to host something like this gives us a chance to remember who we are and why we love to live here - something we may have forgotten given all the crap we've been through. Surely the infusion of foreign money into our economy will balance things out for the average business owner anyway?


Here here! Some people are just never happy :)


 
 
 
 


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  #519370 10-Sep-2011 19:58
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lokhor: Meh


It's a choice to participate, it's a choice to read, why spoil the peoples experience who DO want to participate in this thread by making such negative and pointless comments?


Because the title of the thread isn't "rugby fans only",
It is "C'mon Geekzoners = Give us your views on Rugby World Cup 2011! "

People need to stop with the "spoil it for the fans" BS

Look when the thread was started, people were here because we didn't care!

Have a nice day! :D


You are right, it doesn't SPECIFICALLY  say that, but it would seem to me that it's meant to be a celebration rather than an excuse for all the people who are never happy about anything that happens, to get their moan on.

Anyway TECHNICALLY you are correct, so sad as it is, moan away! :)

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  #519376 10-Sep-2011 20:27
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Put it this way.. When was the last time any government spent money on something that made at LEAST 600,000 (incredibly low estimate) Kiwi's happy like they were last night and will be for the next 6 weeks? Don't forget all the long term benefits something like this brings NZ (Like infrastructure you will use on an ongoing basis, or tourism which inadvertently makes NZ revenue.)

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  #519378 10-Sep-2011 20:32
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networkn: Put it this way.. When was the last time any government spent money on something that made at LEAST 600,000 (incredibly low estimate) Kiwi's happy )


Last election?

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  #519392 10-Sep-2011 22:35
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My thoughts?

The Android RWC app rocks!  




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  #519393 10-Sep-2011 22:37
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NZtechfreak: My thoughts?

The Android RWC app rocks!  


oh the iOS one is ace too! 

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NZtechfreak: My thoughts?

The Android RWC app rocks! ?


Totally agree! Very well featured!




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  #519405 10-Sep-2011 22:53
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NZtechfreak: My thoughts?

The Android RWC app rocks!  


I agree, good on Landrover for it's creation. Best game I have enjoyed in 2 years....Japan vs France, they played out of thier skins, amazing! HIGHLY recommend watching, if you get a chance... In fact all the minnows have played really well so far, much better than you'd expect.

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  #519411 10-Sep-2011 23:11
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Yep, I've loved the games this weekend - Japan Vs France was awesome. I just wish one of the near-upsets had eventuated!




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