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

 

America's Cup News

Auckland City Council - City Scene

Free standing Maori carvings at the Cup Village Island were recently blessed by Ngati Whatua. The carvings are the work of Blaine Te Rito and depict a theme of voyaging across the sea, with the Island likened to a waka or canoe. The nine statues each represent a particular aspect on the creation of the universe, with the ones at each end representing the prow (Tauihu) and the stern (Taurapa). The carvings were commissioned by Ngati Whatua o Orakei and ACVL in consultation with other iwi groups in 1996. The carvings will remain on display for the duration of the America's Cup regatta.

Council's Planning and Regulatory Committee has approved the draping of the seven fuel silos at Wynyard Wharf. The drapes are expected to carry relevant advertising and would have a dark green and blue background. They will be made from flame proof fabric and will be removed at the end of the Cup festivities. Last week BP announced that its storage tanks will be removed from the area.

The official website of America' Cup 2000 is www.americascup.org. It is now 'live' with pre race coverage and will provide in depth and up to date news on the whole regatta. Leading international and local sailing reporters will provide an extensive coverage of each phase of the races, together with visual position graphics and photographs, boat racing times, and time behind the leader updates. Profiles of each syndicate and their sailing teams will also feature, together with a "Sail Loft" shoppers outlet where merchandise featuring the America's Cup 2000 and Team New Zealand can be purchased.

Young Australia 2000, previously Sydney '95 has been completely overhauled and will shortly be ready for sea trials in the Hauraki Gulf following her delivery from Australia by container ship. While they have missed out on a land base at the Cup Village, the French have created a four storey building at their base made from shipping containers and a maze of steel scaffolding, which is draped with a huge curtain featuring a large blow up picture of their boat racing through white water. All of the 23 containers are made into rooms, the ground floor ones being for sail and mast storage, while above, are the crew quarters, offices and communications room.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster

The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector and what philosophies best engage and protect communities in the event of a crisis.

How much of the responsibility for a community’s safety in a natural disaster is the Government’s, and how much can be left up to the community themselves? And how do we ensure none of our most vulnerable residents are left behind? More>>

 

CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>

ALSO:

Signage, Rumble Strips, Barriers: Boost For State Highway Road Safety

Boost for road safety this summer Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a short term boost in road safety funding this summer and signalled a renewed focus from the Government on introducing safer speed limits. More>>

ALSO:

Risks & Adaptation: Cheaper To Cut Emissions Than Deal With Climate Change

The cost of climate change to New Zealand is still unknown, but a group of experts tasked with plugging the country's information gaps says it will likely be significant and it would be cheaper to cut greenhouse emissions than simply adapting to those changes. More>>

ALSO:

BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages