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


Public Parking Playbook for Rugby World Cup 2011

Public Parking Playbook for Rugby World Cup 2011

There will be plenty of parking available for fans during Dunedin’s Rugby World Cup 2011 matches, the Dunedin City Council says.

However, the location of the stadium, and the number of fans attending matches, will mean traditional Dunedin resident behavior of trying to find a park right outside will not be possible.

Deputy Mayor Chris Staynes, chairman of the city’s RWC 2011 Governance Committee, says the Council has worked hard to plan transport and parking options for match days, recognising both are a vital part of providing a successful tournament experience.

Council Transportation Operations Programme Engineer Michael Harrison says there are thousands of parks in the industrial area behind the Dunedin Railway Station with only a short ten-minute walk from there to the Stadium.

A park and ride service is also being provided from the area around the Edgar Stadium, with a bus leaving from Midland Street, outside the Stadium, and taking passengers to the corner of Ward and Wickliffe Streets, just over the bridge from Anzac Avenue, for a $2 fee.

“While we know there is plenty of capacity for cars, we’d like to give fans the following tips,” Michael says.

• If it’s green, don’t park on it. Parking on reserves or other grassed areas such as sportfields, will not be tolerated and you will be ticketed

• Parking in a dangerous, illegal or obstructive manner to get nearer the Stadium is likely to result in your car not being present when you return

• Plan ahead – leave early and enjoy the walk to the Stadium as part of the Tournament experience

• Remember that the greatest amount of gridlock post-match will be in the areas closest to the Stadium – parking further away may mean you get home earlier


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Populism’s Changing Of The Guard, Plus A Soul Music Playlist

The weekend’s Newshub/Reid Research poll results - Act up to 11.1%, National up 1% but still sitting at only 28.7%, Labour down to 43%, the Greens up to 8.5% - shows that the combined centre right vote is still languishing nearly 12 points behind the combined centre-left vote, 45 months after the last centre-right government was voted out... More>>


Finance: Finance Minister And RBNZ Governor Agree To Update MOU On Macro-prudential Policy

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr have updated the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy to further protect the financial system and support the Government’s housing objectives... More>>

Government: Offers Formal Apology For Dawn Raids
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today formally apologised to Pacific communities impacted by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s.

Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration policies were carried out that resulted in targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families... More>>

Government: Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression... More>>


Human Rights Commission: Successive Governments Responsible For Massive Breaches Of The Right To A Decent Home

Te Kahu Tika Tangata / Human Rights Commission has today launched Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home in Aotearoa and announced that it will hold a national inquiry into housing... More>>

NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>




InfoPages News Channels