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# 19174 8-Feb-2008 10:43

Although many New Zealanders would like to welcome IKEA here, they have to wait further.

IKEA has been banned

And why? Because they would be so popular and they would cause traffic chaos. ROFL.




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# 109238 8-Feb-2008 10:51

From the article:
"So, for your nearest Ikea, try Sydney's Homebush - still."

So that's why thousands of New Zealanders leaving NZ and moving to Australia? :) Because they have IKEA.




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# 109241 8-Feb-2008 10:58
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"The Environment Court has banned the Swedish-headquartered furniture business from being a tenant in Redwood's new Mt Wellington venture because its stores are so popular it is feared traffic chaos will ensue."

And how does the traffic chaos relate to environment? Oh you mean cars waiting in line with their engines running, etc, etc?

C'mon. What a excuse. Enough of greenies!




 
 
 
 




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# 109245 8-Feb-2008 11:14

You never know what is in the backround..

(maybe a member of the court is living in Wellington and he wants IKEA there instead of Auckland..) shhhh.. conspiracy...




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  # 109256 8-Feb-2008 12:16
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hang on...this just says that it's been rejected from building in a couple of locations - not that they've been banned from NZ.  Come on, stop it with the sensationalist post titles!  There's a lot of development land around the Auckland region - not to mention the rest of the country, that IKEA are no doubt investigating now!

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# 109261 8-Feb-2008 12:46

The article says they can't afford other places (like Sylvia park for example) so if you ban them from the only place they like and they can afford are you banning them from NZ or not? :)

ps. topic title has been changed to reflect the truth :)




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  # 109263 8-Feb-2008 12:48
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I'd say Not, because all they're doing is rejecting development permission for a few locations.  They're not saying "IKEA can never build in NZ".  Moreover, they don't have the power to say that.  I'm not sure if anyone does?

 
 
 
 


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  # 109268 8-Feb-2008 13:10
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I'm no expert, but I'm fairly sure the commerce commission have that power. I remember that a couple of years ago the supermarket chain Aldi were looking to open in New Zealand, but were blocked from doing so. I'll have to do a google search and try to find some articles about it but I'm fairly certain the com com blocked their entry to NZ.

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  # 109270 8-Feb-2008 13:15
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I just can't get over this comment - "So, for your nearest Ikea, try Sydney's Homebush - still."
Classic!


Imagine on the flight back - 'What do you mean my Sofa won't fit in the overhead compartment'




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  # 109274 8-Feb-2008 13:38
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Yeah I read this the other day.  This is why New Zealand is falling behind the rest of the developed world!  A few greenies stopping the country from moving forward.

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Aloha: The article says they can't afford other places (like Sylvia park for example) so if you ban them from the only place they like and they can afford are you banning them from NZ or not? :)

ps. topic title has been changed to reflect the truth :)


Said like a true Aucklander. Beautiful generalisation there - I'm sure there is a position open for you at the Herald if you'd like it


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  # 109282 8-Feb-2008 13:48
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Environmental damages is their cover. They just don't want it to cripple other business.



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  # 109290 8-Feb-2008 14:40

bcourtney:

Said like a true Aucklander. Beautiful generalisation there - I'm sure there is a position open for you at the Herald if you'd like it

;)


No thanks. Enough said for a joke. I'd rather stay in the mobile telecom industry. ;)
This whole topic is a joke btw.




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Aloha:
bcourtney:

Said like a true Aucklander. Beautiful generalisation there - I'm sure there is a position open for you at the Herald if you'd like it

;)


No thanks. Enough said for a joke. I'd rather stay in the mobile telecom industry. ;)
This whole topic is a joke btw.


Yep, I think we all picked up on that Tongue out

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# 109293 8-Feb-2008 14:54
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[crazy like the comcom]

Why not just say that only small, fuel efficient car owners can shop at ikea? Then traffic won't be as much of an issue.
 
Maybe you could get a loyalty card stamped if you bike/walk there.

Those idiot reckless hoons with unnecessarily large V8s can stay away, because IKEA won't need their sorry behinds - by the time they have paid their petrol bill, they can't afford couches anyway.

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