Tagged: Rugby World Cup

All Blacks take a bath in Beppu - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Sep 28, 2019

The All Blacks are currently resting up in the Japanese spa town of Beppu, awaiting their next game. Like Rotorua and several other spa towns spread around the globe, Beppu has an impact crater on asteroid (951) Gaspra named for it.  Perusing the intellectual pages (i.e. the sports section) in The Press this morning whilst sipping coffee at Yaza! in … Read More

Hosting major sporting events such as the America’s Cup – can we believe the hype? - The Dismal Science

Sam Richardson Sep 23, 2013

As a general rule, in the words of Public Enemy: don't believe the hype. Hosting a major sports event is a complex situation from an economic perspective – and there’s a lot of unknown that can quickly turn conservative estimates of impact into grossly overstated figures. Here are a few thoughts as they come to mind.Firstly, we have to recognise … Read More

New Zealand happy — some preachers upset! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 26, 2011

I reckon the “Rapture” may have come in New Zealand on Sunday Night. However, it proved to be another failure for Harold Camping who had predicted the end of the world by then. He said last September: “The end is … Continue reading → … Read More