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Hard News: Party central is hurting my head

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  • Mike Hollywood,

    John Key being all loved up whilst simultaneously getting down to the trancey delights of something like Cosmic Gate was not an image I really needed today. Thanks for that.

    Since May 2009 • 51 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I'm surprised a few more businesses haven't tried to compete for the title of Party Central. The casino stands a pretty good chance of pissing all over some waterfront sheds, as do a number of event centers. Anywhere you can hold a big party, basically. Western Springs isn't a hard walk from Eden Park.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10654 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    If the All Blacks win the World Cup, Party Central will be a success. Whether it's on a windy wharf or in a hundred city bars.

    If the All Blacks don't win the World Cup, Party Central will be a failure. Missed tackles and beaming Springboks don't look any better on a big screen.

    Can't we just pool all the tax and rates dollars available and use them to buy the refs?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1330 posts Report Reply

  • uroskin,

    Why not have simple, cheap and elegant solution like the Germans do in Berlin? A 'Fan Mile' down Tiergarten Park with huge screens hanging above. They would fit well down Queen Street.

    Waiheke Island • Since Feb 2007 • 178 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    screening the games on our expansive new deck.

    Do I get to tender for said job? ;-)
    On the subject of the shed, I see nothing wrong with keeping an old shed, that undoubtedly has some history all be it not much, but 8 million dollars? who the hell did those costings? a few relpacement timbers, maybe a new roof. It sits on its own piles and was designed to hold a lot more weight than the few dozen people that will brave the cold to go ther to drink either Lion Red or Export Gold (I doubt any smaller breweries will get a look in) The 17 million stated includes the strengthening of the wharf in general and has bugger all to do with the shed. 8 fucking million is a joke, who's getting the back hander here?.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Is it too late for Australia to take over again?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    The 17 million stated includes the strengthening of the wharf in general and has bugger all to do with the shed. 8 fucking million is a joke, who's getting the back hander here?.

    Yeah why don't they just buy Avondale Racecourse? It's already set up for large scale boozing and getting lots of people in and out.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10654 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    bemiserable.; Adjective, far from plesant, "The Auckland waterfront in September is bemiserable"

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    why don't they just buy Avondale Racecourse?

    And after all the crap beer we could have the trots.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    1. What of the 3/4 of the population who don't live in Auckland? Demographically speaking shouldn't Party Central be in Levin?
    2. How does Key's mindset on this conflict with the mindset whereby carrying open vessels in areas in close proximity to party central is an arrestable offence. He must think you're all ninja and the police are made of paddy wagons: The dude is inciting a riot.

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Kennaway,

    Get the octopus to decide where it goes and be done with it.

    If you're nominating Paul the Octopus for Super City Mayor (and perhaps Minister of the World Cup too), I'll happily second that.

    sunny Pt Chevalier • Since Mar 2008 • 40 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    I'll third it.

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I am struggling today with an actual shocker of a hangover – not funny, not clever, but sadly true

    Tut tut Russell. Its how we drink you know. Bad Kava....er...karma....

    The fact that it is a shed says it all. How many more of these things do Jafas want? AC viaduct and all, Why not use one of the indoor stadiums? Being the RWC means promotoers would be nuts to have simulaneous entertainment at the same time as any game.

    A bit of scrim on the walls and sparkly lights and lasers and voila! Visually appealing surrounds while you get pissed.

    "Marvellous" as John would say.

    Even Russell might sacrifice his head for another HO at something like that!

    I'm just saying.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    If you're nominating Paul the Octopus for Super City Mayor (and perhaps Minister of the World Cup too), I'll happily second that.

    That’s exactly what I’m proposing. Decisive, always right, and transparent in his decision making.

    He could think up a new name for Party Central while he’s at it.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke,

    If you're nominating Paul the Octopus for Super City Mayor (and perhaps Minister of the World Cup too), I'll happily second that.

    Well, my favourite candidate is no longer available, so I'll vote Paul too. In the name of equal opps for sea-creatures.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I say give Paul the Octopus a hammer or eight and let him fix the shed.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke,

    He could probably play a mean glockenspiel at the opening ceremony.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Fraser Gardyne,

    I'm with Michael Stevens here - and probably even older!

    Late in January I enjoyed a fabulous weeks holiday up North of Whangarei staying in a friends bach. It was great, a deserted little holiday community on a gorgeous horse shoe bay with everyone back at work and the weather finally behaving. It was spectacular.

    All except for one blot on the landscape. Up on the headland overlooking the bay and the Pa site was the ugliest monstrosity of a house you can imagine. It may have blended in at Omaha but it was totally out of place in Northland. The crowning obscenity on this abomination was at the top of each facade were plastered huge anchors!

    I thought perhaps a wealthy American shipping magnate had retired to the property? But no, it's Murray McCully's bach!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke,

    That'd be right if it's McCully's batch...

    Oh, you said huge anchors!

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    I reckon he'd be a laugh on E.

    Like this guy, whatever he's on? Goes to show, party central is where you find it:

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke,

    I fear that the crock that we find won't be full of gold.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Oh, you said huge anchors!

    roflnui

    on form today, sir

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19728 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Reminds me of the best scrambled line from Wizard of Oz.

    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Weigh a Pie
    or
    ROY G BIV
    Richard of york gave battle in vain
    "Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too"

    Virgins in bed gives you odd reactions

    Maybe the guy found one!!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    are you sure you don't mean like this rainbow lady? dunno what she's on, but it ain't E.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Ian MacKay,

    @ Ross: A bit of scrim on the walls and sparkly lights and tasers and voila!
    Tasers? Oh great. Who would get them?

    Bleheim • Since Nov 2006 • 498 posts Report Reply

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