The point of my "posts" is that "spreading out" the opening event to Henderson, Albany and Manukau would have be a better planned solution one that could have been put in place prior to the precipitation of the problem.
For the next big Auckland event Len Brown has wants, in a bid to ease the numbers, Barry Manilow booked as the on site entertainment.
Organisers knew they were expecting 150,000 - they didn't get it together.
This article from the herald provdies a summary:
Isn't hindsight wonderful.
The powers that be were aware that on opening night more than 150,000 would be attending "Party Central" downtown water front thang - however - the decision was made not to provide the resources or organise "wider opening events" that would have enabled all of Auckland to enegage and cope.
The budget has basically being allocated to the quarter, semi and finals events - where they will as well as party central operate fan zones in Albany, Manukau and Henderson.
The cloud - the state of the main bar area is woeful - the bar surface itself is timber – I think 350 x 75 mm laid on it side lightly stained – I ask myself couldn’t they afford to have some coat it in polyurethane? It is pretty unhealthy and will become germ ridden and disgusting.
Yes, call it Sardine central.
The fireworks were great – the rest of it was poorly conceived and executed and I am not talking about the AB selection and second half lack of performance.
Yes...................it's all about image enchancement, isn't it.
The article asked for or supports a position for decent monitoring of perinatal outcomes.
This is a fair enough call.
With "births" the focus should be on seeing that the right thing happens the right way as regards the delivery to ensure the safety of mother and baby.
Decent monitoring would provide vital feedback in improving birth services - allowibng a learning culture to be more developed where the right thing happens the right way.
Breast feeding or Bottle, what ever works at any given moment is fine.
We found the Soy fromula was good for us espcially once she started crawling.
that fining people for pedantry is a bloody good idea.
No it is not it is rather pedantic, fighting pedantry with pendandtry leads to further pendantry and is an obsessive complusion.