Auckland Braces For Next Match

The city of Auckland is bracing itself for this evening’s All Blacks rugby world cup “sell out” match against the French. Those in charge will be hoping there’ll be no repeat of the chaos that plagued the opening night celebrations, during which public transport failed, there was mass overcrowding and city hospitals reached saturation point.…

UARS Real Time Tracking, Wise Men On Standby @ Eden Park

NASA’s UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) is due to burn up or fade away sometime Saturday Australasian time. Although most of the debris is likely to hit either ocean or uninhabited areas, spectators at tomorrow’s England v. Romania and All Blacks v. France matches may strike lucky and see a fireworks spectacular to rival that…

Strong Earthquake Jolts Wellington

A magnitude 4.3 jolted the Wellington area at 5.27 this afternoon. This from geonet.org.nz Reference Number 3580231 Universal Time September 16 2011 at 5:27 NZ Standard Time Friday, September 16 2011 at 5:27 pm Latitude, Longitude 41.13°S, 174.69°E Focal Depth 50 km Richter magnitude 4.3 Region Wellington Location 10 km west of Porirua 20 km…

Auckland City Hospital “Overloaded” On Opening Night

More details are emerging that medical services were stretched to the limit Friday night in downtown Auckland: the night of the world cup opening. The Herald reports today that Auckland City Hospital was full to capacity and had a traffic jam outside, forcing it to transport the injured to other hospitals in Auckland Auckland City…

Kiwi Printers Expose England Team To Fine Risk

After all the controversy and bad feeling in New Zealand about England’s all black away strip, one would think that the last thing the team would do would be to entrust the printing of the shirts to a New Zealand company. During the England versus Argentina world cup match the numbers of the backs of…