Archive for: Rugby World Cup

Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

One of the Auckland Council’s main stated objectives with the RWC was to “make public transport use a habit.” A 250-page external consultants’ report...

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RWC Topples Patronage Records

RWC Topples Patronage Records

As expected, RWC inflated the figures for Auckland public transport in October creating records and big increases. It took the annual figure to a near 10% increase....

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Auck Rail Patronage Rising 13.7% A Year

Auck Rail Patronage Rising 13.7% A Year

If we remove the distortions created by big events like the RWC travel to Eden Park, the comparative year-on-year increase for Auckland rail patronage is 13.7% with...

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Obscured By Clouds

Obscured By Clouds

So what now for The Cloud? The word on the street is that now the Government has said it’s over to Auckland to do what it wishes, there is a strong reluctance...

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Don’t Dream It’s Over

Don’t Dream It’s Over

It’s understandable that some people are going through post-RWC blues now the excitement is all over and all there is to look forward to is depressing Treasury...

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AT Score Their Goals

AT Score Their Goals

Auckland Transport have a lot to be pleased about in tallying up, not just last night’s public transport success but, opening night exempted, the way it went...

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RWC Final: 41,000 Walk Fan Trail

RWC Final: 41,000 Walk Fan Trail

We know the score! Here’s the official stats from last night’s transport and Fan Zones for the RWC Final. And the incredible stat is that 41,000 walked...

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RWC: Was It Worth It?

RWC: Was It Worth It?

So it’s over. The All Blacks are world rugby champs beating France but only just! Prime Minister John Key admires Webb Ellis RWC trophy | Copyright AKT In...

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RWC Kingsland Goes Black Photos

RWC Kingsland Goes Black Photos

  Unbelievable. Supporting the All Blacks is one thing but going literally black for the final was not on Auckland’s agenda. After a power cut in the...

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RWC Boosts PT Patronage

RWC Boosts PT Patronage

As expected, the RWC has distorted patronage numbers of those using Auckland’s trains and buses. Last month, Auckland Transport recorded 6.63 million public transport...

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RWC: PT Works, Fan Trail Popular

RWC: PT Works, Fan Trail Popular

The Fan Trail was again the winner last night. Almost 11,000 people walked to the Eden Park match along the Fan Trail. Typically smartly dressed Aussie rugby fans...

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Aotea Square RWC Fanzone, Occupy Tents Stay

Aotea Square RWC Fanzone, Occupy Tents Stay

Aotea Square is to become a liquor free  RWC Fan zone. This has been approved by the RWC Minister -and the Occupy Auckland tent protest which has been in the grass...

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Party Central Extension

Party Central Extension

Applications to the RWC 2011 Authority are being made to increase the waterfront fan zones because of anticipated extra crowds for the finals weekend. The applications...

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Fan Trail Breaks Records

Fan Trail Breaks Records

An estimated 11,000 people walked to Eden park on the Rugby World Cup Fan Trail last night for the Wales France semi-final match. That’s the biggest number...

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Waka TF?

Waka TF?

It’s your money -$2 million of it – and here it is. The plastic Waka, paid by the Government to sit for a fortnight on the Viaduct near Wynyard Quarter’s...

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RWC Weekend Runs Well

RWC Weekend Runs Well

Another smooth weekend for RWC matches in Auckland and Wellington. Stats from Sunday Transport to and from the match at Eden Park ran smoothly. A total of 24,190,...

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High School Musical

High School Musical

An estimated 7800 walked the Fan Trail for the Rugby World Cup 2011 to Eden Park Saturday night and it’s such fun, even if you are not going to an Eden Park...

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Transport This Weekend

Transport This Weekend

Aucklanders are being advised to prepare for a busy weekend on public transport and roads as Rugby World Cup 2011 moves into the quarter-finals. This weekend Auckland...

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More Fan Zones, More Cost

More Fan Zones, More Cost

In order to prevent another meltdown in the last weeks of the Rugby World Cup, Auckland Council officials are suggesting another $1.5m be found towards additional...

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AT: Train Fail Won’t Put People Off

AT: Train Fail Won’t Put People Off

Auckland Transport CEO David Warburton doesn’t believe the Rugby World Cup 2011 Opening Night transport fail will put Aucklanders off using trains. In a report...

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Patronage Up Again

Patronage Up Again

Here’s some good news about the Auckland train system – we need it after weeks of media outcry! During August , one million passenger trips were recorded...

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RWC2011: Walking Popular As Trains

RWC2011: Walking Popular As Trains

Walking and buses over trains proved the popular ways to get to the All Blacks France Rugby World Cup 2011 Eden Park match tonight – as people took no chances...

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Cars Popular For Nth Harbour Game

Cars Popular For Nth Harbour Game

Almost 20,000 of the 27,000 who attended last night’s South Africa Namibia RWC game drove to the North Harbour Stadium. 7,460 used the special event buses...

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Riot Squad

Riot Squad

Here’s the Rugby World Cup story you won’t read in the MSM. Mix the cocktail of Kiwi booze culture and the UK-type football behaviour that happens when...

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The Nasty Whiff Of Socialism

The Nasty Whiff Of Socialism

There’s a great column by leftie political commentator Chris Trotter in the Dominion this morning on how successive governments have screwed over Auckland...

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