Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Rally preparations on track at Mystery Creek

06/11/06
For immediate release

Rally preparations on track at Mystery Creek

With the World Rally Championships driving into New Zealand next week, Mystery Creek Events Centre and Propecia Rally NZ are gearing up for a huge event.

“Propecia Rally of New Zealand is a truly world class event, this year will be better than ever with Valentino Rossi and the best drivers in the world descending on Hamilton,” said Paul Mallard, General Manager, Rally NZ.

The event requires 2,500 rally officials and volunteers, 500 of those based at Mystery Creek Events Centre, which reflects the size and detail involved.

“Preparation for the event began 12 months ago, because it is so detailed. Rally NZ has very precise timing, right down to the minute, or in terms of the competitors, the hundredths of a second,” Mr Mallard said.

100 containers bringing cars and team gear will arrive from all over the world in the next week. This is just one aspect in which New Zealand will benefit from the event that attracts 300 media to provide coverage to over 500 million people worldwide on 135 television channels (excluding news coverage!).

The profile and economic impact of this event for New Zealand is huge according Nicola Greenwell, Marketing Manager for Mystery Creek Events Centre,

“Hamilton and surrounding regions will especially benefit, with drivers, teams and spectators coming from all over the world, each staying in the city for at least a week,” she said.

The huge set up at the new site, Mystery Creek Events Centre, begins today, with the Rally NZ office operating on site from Saturday (11 November). Preparation and set up includes organising:
- 3km orange plastic mesh fencing
- 2km security fencing
- $15,000 worth of Pyrotechnics
- 1000m bunting
- 19 lighting towers
- 20,000m² Service Park
- 3.1km Super Special Stage
- 80 Rally cars
- 228 trestle tables
- 600 hours security
- 50 safety marshals at Mystery Creek Events Centre
- 40 helicopters
- 22km cabling for TV, telephone, sound and electrical
- 105 phone lines
- 122 speaker units

Over 100 entertainers and 400 hospitality staff will be engaged for the World Rally Extravaganza at Mystery Creek Events Centre from 16-19 November.

A detailed timetable of the event is available from www.mysterycreek.co.nz or by calling 07 843 4497.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news