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  1. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Here's the thing it was supposed to be, the original proposal included provisions for allowing walking and rail traffic, but people complained about the cost at the time... Sound familiar?
  2. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Do you think roads are free? I didn't notice any toll gates on the 1.4 billion dollar Waterview Tunnel last time I whipped through it, I don't remember ever being charged for any maintenance when they swept the road outside my house or resealed the one around the corner. Road trasport is a subsidised activity as well, anything that takes money from taxes or rates is. I travel in Tokyo and Japan in general all the time and the rail system there beats travelling by car every single time! I would take their philosophy on transport over ours every time! Where do you think the majority of those 1.5 million annual visitors enter Auckland?
  3. AC36 Auckland NZ

    I agree the light rail is not the best option, extending from Onehunga makes more sense, to me, but it's more expensive and just look at the whinging even the cheaper option is generating. I do however think whatever rail you put there will be used by a large number of people, being able to get from the CBD to the Airport and back by rail of any sort is garaunteed to move a fair number of cars off the road. I certainly know I would use it when flying, as I imagine would a large number of others who live next to rail stations in Auckland. It's kind of like the AC, everyone is complaining about the cost now, once it's in place and working and the benefits are obvious no one will mention it again, like the waterview tunnel, like the electrification of the rail network, like the rail loop will be, presumably they had the same arguments about the Harbour Bridge to! I just think New Zealanders are pretty naive as to the actual cost of proper infrastructure and they freak out when they see large numbers without really comprehending the number of people that will benefit.
  4. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Whats socialism go to do with it? Auckland is the only major city I have ever visited where anyone thinks rail to the airport is a bad idea! Mind you all the others already have rail to the airport, mostly built decades ago because it was such an obvious thing to do, several of them have even upgraded it several times since. That said I also can't understand why anyone would be adverse to investing a bit of money in the AC given the obvious returns it's going to bring!
  5. AC36 Auckland NZ

    I'm pretty much in agreement with this philosophy, I'm very much in favour of protecting the harbour, but changes to wharves that don't push out past the current longest wharves don't really bother me that much.
  6. Team NZ

    I can see why people move, there are places up here where it takes 10 minutes to get through the first set of lights.
  7. Team NZ

    Given that every second house sold in Tauranga in the last few years was probably bought by an Aucklander anyway, it's pretty much just another suburb now isn't it?
  8. The Next Boat-----2020

    Sorry if it's already been posted, but Mapfre triple headed downwind at 30 knots in 25 knot breeze with a bit of swell on really is pretty sweet to watch! Lets hope they can capture that kind of action while also keeping some serious upwind performance.
  9. Teams?

    I agree that the defenders priority was probably unrelated to performance (you could even argue more challengers even works against them), it was mainly the other challengers that are at fault, they clearly saw an opportunity to further their own ends even though they knew it was pretty underhanded they went ahead with it anyway. Even the defender though is nt without fault, they have an obligation to the teams that have already challenged and must have known it was a pretty shit move to punish LR and ETNZ just to allow a couple of extra pretty uncompetitive borderline teams to attend.
  10. Teams?

    I don't think it's a conspiracy, just greedy self interest with weaker teams voting for something that made them stronger at the expense of the stronger teams, doesn't make it any less wrong.
  11. Teams?

    So announcing the boat is not deciding the boat? but the rule has not been released and therefore not legally binding therefore open to change under the protocol? even though everyone knew that the class rule can only be changed by unanimous consent? Boy oh boy is that skating on thin moral ice or what!
  12. Teams?

    So why even have a class rule that states the boat can't be changed except by unanimous vote if it clearly can be changed simply by specifying a new class rule in the protocol by majority vote. Pretty meaningless to include the clause if it's unenforcable.
  13. AC36 Auckland NZ

    I wouldn't say slam the door, just be a bit selective about the ones we allow. Don't let people buy crappy old SUV's with poor efficiency and emissions, do let people by 5 year old low kilometre, higher efficiency vehicles. I for one have much better things to do with the 10k or 15k it costs to get a new car over a 5 year old one.
  14. The Next Boat-----2020

    144 feet if you going two masted!
  15. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Not sure if it's quarantine or just somewhere to put 3000 cars until someone come picks them up, presumably they want the roll on roll off transporters in and out ASAP, especially as it sounds like they are running tighter and tighter schedules for them.