Skater Boy Whacked By Eden Park Security Guard

A video showing a young skate boarding teen getting wacked by a New Zealand security guard has just gone viral. The boys found the gate open at Eden Park. Presumably believing it to be a sporting venue they thought it would be ok to go in an indulge in their sport. Along came a burly…

“Urgent Review After RWC Train Disaster”

Other bloggers also wrote about Auckland’s shambolic public transport system during yesterday’s opening day of the rugby world cup. This was published on the transport blog aktnz.co.nz, which has been warning of problems for months. 3,30am “Update Auckland Transport  early this morning revealed it is seeking an urgent review of the operational performance of the…

RWC Fans Trapped, Transport Chaos, Fans In Water

There are reports that Auckland’s transport system has failed to get fans to the opening ceremony and first match this evening as packed trained have raced past stations without stopping and the ferries stopped running. Some have had to resort to walking up train tracks to get to Eden Park One disgruntled fan wrote The…

Beer Cans Could Be Missiles During World Cup Matches

Back in May of last year we blogged about the rather dumb decision to serve beer only in cans at some rugby world cup stadia (including Eden Park) despite submissions from the police that cans could be used as missiles. To have installed beer lines and provide plastic cups in the multi-million dollar venues would’ve…

Why Did Wills And Kate Cancel Their New Zealand Trip?

The Daily Mail first broke the story that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have cancelled their Rugby World Cup trip to New Zealand for fears that it might be used as a pre-election vote winner by the present National Government. But we here at E2NZ have our own theories about why Wills, Vice…

NZ “Not As Squeaky Clean As People May Perceive”

The Rugby World Cup is very likely to become a focus for civil disobedience among NZ protest groups who are threatening civil disobedience and the flour bombing of matches. “…Groups protesting against Government economic policies are proposing “civil disobedience” to disrupt the Rugby World Cup – possibly including flour-bombing Eden Park. The protesters, including unions…