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

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Flyover Over: NZTA Not Appealing Flyover Decision

The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

Developing Crown Land: Government, Auckland Iwi Reach Agreement

The government has reached agreement with Ngati Whatua and other Auckland iwi over developing 500 hectares of excess land in Auckland for private housing which had been under High Court challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Maurice Williamson

Maurice Williamson seems to have been granted an annual licence to embarrass the National Party, and its that time of year again. Also as per usual, Williamson’s recent exercise in sexism and homophobia has passed by with barely a murmur from his leader. More>>

ALSO:

Green Climate Plan: Shaw Launches 40% Emission Cut Target

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has announced an emissions target initiative for 40% reduction by 2030. He said agriculture has to long been used as a reason for inaction, a roadblock to action... He proposed a tax of 8 cents per kilo of milk. More>>

ALSO:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news