Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington Sevens & Road Closures

News - Wellington Sevens & Road Closures

4 February 2014

Sevens Wellington is this weekend, and with Rugby Sevens now an official Olympic sport the tournament has taken on a whole new significance.

Sevens Wellington is this weekend, and with Rugby Sevens now an official Olympic sport the tournament has taken on a whole new significance.

Wellington hosts the fifth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, and there’ll be 15 exciting international teams in action, as well as our own world champion All Black Sevens. While the qualifying for Rio begins next season, players already have their sights firmly set on the medal table. Many of the teams will also be in Glasgow mid-year to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

Tomorrow, the Sevens Wellington street parade is a perfect chance to escape the office and give the sporting superstars the welcome they deserve. The procession kicks-off at 12.45pm at the northern end of Lambton Quay, and finishes with an official welcome in Civic Square at 1.30pm.

As well as the visiting teams and their support crews, there’ll also be thousands of sports enthusiasts from all over the country making the most of a summer weekend in the Capital. Accommodation providers, bars and restaurants, and of course costume hire stores are all gearing up for a fun few days. In 2013, 23,837 out-of-town visitors came to Wellington to enjoy the Sevens, making up 63 percent of all Sevens attendees. The 2013 Sevens provided a direct economic contribution of over $18 million to Wellington city.

On Saturday night, Courtenay Place and surrounding streets including Dixon, Manners and part of Tory streets will be closed to traffic until 6am on Sunday morning.

A limited number of tickets are still available at:
Tickets - 7s Wellington

Road closures

Street parade road closures

Wednesday 5 February

7am - 1.30pm: The following roads will be closed for the Rugby Sevens parade to assemble:

Stout Street between Lambton Quay and Ballance Street – people will still be able to access the Creative New Zealand dock-way.

Ballance Street between Lambton Quay and Stout Street – there will still be access for court vehicles. Parking will be restricted in this area from 6am.

12.15 - 1.30pm: The following roads will be closed for the parade:

Lambton Quay between Whitmore Street and Willis Street

Willis Street between the Lambton Quay / Willeston Street intersection and Manners Street

Mercer Street between Willis Street and Victoria Street

Victoria Street between Harris Street and Mercer Street – this includes the Mercer / Wakefield Street intersection drop-off area

Wakefield Street - the northern side between Victoria Street and Cuba Street

Rugby Sevens road closures

4.30pm (Saturday 7 February) - 6 am (Sunday 8 February)

• Courtenay Place from Cambridge Terrace to Taranaki Street

Blair Street – closed with limited resident access

Allen Street – closed with limited resident access

Tory Street between Wakefield Street and Tennyson Street, including Holland Street and Forresters Lane – limited resident access

Taranaki Street between Wakefield Street and Ghuznee Street, includes York Street, Lukes and Halleys lanes – limited resident access

• All of Inglewood Place – limited resident access to the parking building

Dixon Street between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street, including Christeson Lane

Manners Street between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street

Cuba Street between Manners Street and Wakefield Street

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

    This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news