kiwi777

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  1. kiwi777

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    BAR Prototype being launched
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Absolutely not. Toyota brings a car into New Zealand the value of the car is not attributed to ports of Auckland contribution, only a small part of the shipping costs is (very small). The car will come in anyway whether its come into AK, Whangarei or Tauranga. In fact my argument is it would be cheaper unloading the things anyplace apart from Auckland's waterfront. Tourism is another factor. nicer we make it more will come. But that's not the final consideration, Auckland is where we live, Do you want to live in a nice house or a council flat. The Billions we spend a your on Auckland should be focused into our living place
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    No it doesn't, don't quote myths send out by people that profit from it. It did last year have a record year of $60M EBIT (up from $20M a few years ago) but that is only about 1/3000th of NZ GDP and very insignificant to Auckland councils multi-billion dollar spend every year. Tourism in Auckland's revenue is estimated at 3.5 Billion a year or 3.5% of GDP. Also moving most of it to Whangarei or giving to to Tauranga will not effect NZ jobs or its contribution to the economy. Norway has fantastic views little seen by the tourists but are loved by their people but if you want to get touristy you can quote the beaches in California or the waterfront in Sydney, the Eiffel tower, Statue of Liberty, The Leaning Tower of Pisa or many other tourist attractions round the world, In my obvious biased opinion Auckland Harbor is up there, We just hide it behind ugly things.
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Why should it remain a port? It returns very little to the economy for the value of the land and makes Auckland's lovely harbor with a wart. Look at Sydney, Darling Harbor was Sydney's Port and it became an overcrowd eye-saw. They relocated it to botany, made Darling Harbor a delight. We could do it too. This is our harbor
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Very well said, they teamed against us and lost
  6. kiwi777

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    The "save our harbour" gang is really homeowners wanting to protect their views or investments. Priscilla might be trolling a bit but she/he has a point. Low-rise condo's takes away from our waterfront experience full stop. The council is corrupt and bankrupting Auckland and pay for their things (wages mostly) by selling off Auckland. Car-parks gone or sold. Waterfront land going. Ugly ports of Auckland just an eyesore with little returns. Creating a massive debt. You can even get a view of Westhaven from a public space. Penny Bright had a very good point. Thanks God for the AC, The Viaduct and WC is the only thing we have got.
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    exactly, in no way waterfront condos are good for the community. Unfortunately they get the go ahead as some people make money from them. The protests Sydney had when they tried to got the opera house built was immense. I really wish the ones in the Viaduct were not built. People brought them and immediately started protest on the bars, clubs and events underneath them. Some got closed as a result. What do you expect when you purchase on top a bar? Same with people that buy next to an airport or Eden park, Western springs. Very little compassion
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Rubbish, Nice veiws in public spaces are very achievable in auckland. We are spending $1Billion on cycleways and footpaths. What we don't need is Ports of Auckland, Tank farms and a Navel base and a City Council which is the highest paid in the world with little accountablity. It's not drifting off thread, the AC36 is a key part of this. Where you lost me anyway on this thread is when you said about "supporting Low-rise apartment views and rights" '
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    "Harbor views from the ferry are just fine." Sad!! I would like this (same position in Sydney waterfront), instead of this on Quay st.
  10. kiwi777

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Hold on, sounds like your an apartment owner. I think a waterfront hotel is not a bad idea, at least it will be open to the public. The travesty is our harbor is not seen by the public on the CBD side and it should be!! Only in Devenport and a part of princess wharf do you get harbor view attractions. Private Lo or High rise apartments or commercial 100m from the foreshore should not be built or have their views protected!! The harbor is for the people not for ACC to make 1 time money. Selling our harbor for private use is scandalous and people buying them need to get real.
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Well your on point there, but I don't know what side your on. The tank farm is due for redevelopment as apartments and commercial wrecking our waterfront as BarFly poinst out what happened in False creek. the Council's Panuku developments is behind this, they are the same company the brought the car park in Takapua to turn them and the markets into apartments. evil guys but that is IMHO. Their mission statement is turning the sites spread across a block of land bordered by Beaumont, Pakenham Street West, Halsey and Madden Streets,will eventually be the location for 500 new homes (apartments) and 48,000 m2 of commercial space. I'm looking at doing a Documentary on this. The say save our waterfront but what they mean is save our waterfront for apartment and commercial views. havens forbid you move/decrease the POA
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    My family had Trawlers in the viaduct before we won AC29. The viaduct was a smelly eyesore. I was living in southern California and on water supporter in San Diego. With the cup coming to Auckland I invested in the Viaduct and owned business in it. from 1997-2003 we saw teams arrive, investment and absolute boom in trade and returns. The Americas cup is a very unique event in the the defender decides where it is at and the challengers have to come for an extended time. These are large groups with families and yes, very well paid. Auckland changed it heart because of it. We had restaurants and bars filled for years (and still now) and a vibrancy seen no where else in New Zealand. These events have been a blessing for Auckland and I'm sure the next one will be as well. When we spent $500m just the stadium Eden park for the RWC, it should be considered one of worst capital expenditures of all time. By resource consent Eden park can only be used for the maximum of 16 night events per year and of the there are no more the 3 non-sporting events per year. No other sporting event in the world has returns like this (apart from the big TV rights events like the FWC and Superbowl)
  13. kiwi777

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Correct KJ, also New Zealand paid $1.2 Billion for the 2015 RWC including a $150 million hosting fee to the IRB based in England
  14. kiwi777

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    What?? You clearly don't know how the event works. If we loose it the event will be at least two years, if we win it its at least 6 or 10 or more years. Take a Commonwealth games it now costs $1 billion to the nation that hosts and it only last a few weeks. High performance sports gets 35 million EVERY year for no return except us feeling good when we win a bronze in snowboarding. Its a paltry amount for such an event and the return in physical dollars are enormous. You also might have missed Health's new budget of $18.2 Billion??
  15. by the way the designer of hugo boss is Guillaume Verdier who is the top designer at ETNZ who designed our winning foils and now is the principal lead for our 2021 campaign and is leading setting the design rules. Advantage ETNZ I think.