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    Accommodation shortages expected in 2011

    The first whispered rumours of an accomodation shortage in New Zealand during the 2011 Rugby World Cup have begun to surface with some experts warning that beds could be hard to find during the tournament in just under two year's time.

    Home owners in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington are preparing to rent out spare rooms to help alleviate the accomodation shortfall.

    "If you look at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from the quarterfinals onwards, on the key dates around big matches, there will definitely be a shortage of accommodation," James Parkinson, a director of hleisure consultancy company Horwath HTL, told the Scotsman website.

    "Because we are such a small country, it's quite conceivable we'd be flying people out from the main centres following a game and dispersing the accommodation requirements that way," he said.

    "You could easily have people flying from Auckland to Rotorua and using the accommodation stock there.

    "There will invariably be the use of private homes, whether it's homestay or renting out the whole house, but I suspect it's likely to be the last cab off the rank when it comes to accommodation."

    An extra 6000 beds are set to be provided by cruise liners berthed in Auckland, Wellington and Lyttelton for the duration of the tournament where they will operate as floating hotels.

    CEO of Rugby New Zealand 2011, Martin Snedden, said that homestay arrangements might be the only way for New Zealand to cope during the accomodation shortfall.

    "Where the risk arises is during the last 17 days. One of the issues that people interested in doing this are going to have to address at the very beginning is whether or not they charge." he said.

    The rugby mad New Zealand public might be asked to put up rugby fans free of charge during the tournament.

    "I think it would send a fantastic message to the world if a feature of home hosting was that there was no charge involved.

    "It's not an opportunity for profiteering."

    With thanks to the Scotsman

    http://www.sarugby.com/news/News/article/sid=12788.html

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    When I was in New Zealand all accomodation in Auckland was booked out for a U2 concert. It'll be an absolute bloody nightmare for a RWC final.

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    I'm sure I have some 4th cuzzies thrice removed in NZ somewhere that'll let me crash at their place if I bring a fully stocked chilly bin with me, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    I'm sure I have some 4th cuzzies thrice removed in NZ somewhere that'll let me crash at their place if I bring a fully stocked chilly bin with me, eh?
    Not if you speak like that. I'll translate to make your chances a bit better.

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    I'm sure I hive some 4th cuzzies thrice removed in UNZUD somewhire that'll lut me crush ut their place if I brung a fully sticked chully bun wuth me, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
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    I never said a word, besides I have my motorhome all booked up.

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    Accommodation in NZ during RWC2011 low? ORLY?

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    Some shrewd operator will be already doing the sums for a Jumbo charter flight package Sydney return I'm sure!

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    im sure we can con some of the locals into letting us stay with them...just say ur going for the all blacks and im sure u will be it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    Some shrewd operator will be already doing the sums for a Jumbo charter flight package Sydney return I'm sure!
    They certainly are .... one of the two Aussie companies appointed as official tour operators for the RWC2011 is specifically marketing the fact that they will be organising fifo trips for matches in NZ. Fine if you live on the east coast anywhere from Adelaide to Brisbane but a bit more of a challenge from Perth

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    Buy a tent and camp out on Rangitoto.

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    I'd suggest you would organise a few weeks in Sydney or the Blue Mountains in between matches if you were hardcore enough to go that option?

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    ive sorted out my accomdation for 2011, ive got a mate living there and i have already booked his lounge room for myself and maybe 2 others

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    Ahh, that explains it




    To clarify, yes I am joking

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