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Hector
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 20:05 on 12th Jan 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
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Location: Somerset
Big Harvey Wrote:
Hector Wrote:
the.fat.controller Wrote:
Just had a little trawl through the NZ cricket website. These are the dates of the NZ v SA tests this year:

7/03/2012 - 11/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match University Oval, Dunedin - 10.30am
15/03/2012 - 19/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Seddon Park, Hamilton - 10.30am
23/03/2012 - 27/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington - 10.30am

3 tests, back-to-back-to-back. Does anyone know if this is usual in NZ?


Bugger.

I've been looking for cheap digs in Auckland.


You'll probably be flying in and out of Auckland regardless of whether there's a Test there, so you'll likely be wanting to spend a night or two there anyway.

I can't remember the name of the place I stayed last time, but will check out whether it still exists if you're interested. It wasn't exactly the cleanest place I've ever stayed in. Walking there from the nearest stop of the airport bus involved negotiating the notoriously sleazy K Road, which when I arrived at dawn was eerily deserted aside from numerous shady figures lurking in doorways. The location of the place (in the middle of a small industrial estate) didn't tick too many boxes either! It was however INCREDIBLY cheap!


Thanks for the offer, but my current budget doesn't stretch to ex SAS escorting me to and from my accommodation. There look to be plenty of decent £50 a night places, and I am happy to pay that.

I'm not familiar with K road. Would I be correct in assuming that it's Aucklands equivalent of Tope street in Melbourne?
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Mindle
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 21:06 on 18th Jan 2012

Joined: 23:10 on 15th Nov 2010
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After doing the last two Aussie tours i think the only choice for us next year will be to do the 3 tests in New Zealand. Spent a month there after the 2006-7 thrashing and found the place stunning and a pleasure to watch england v aussies one dayers in the local bars with everyone hating the aussies.
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Hector
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 12:23 on 22nd Jan 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
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Location: Somerset
the.fat.controller Wrote:
Just had a little trawl through the NZ cricket website. These are the dates of the NZ v SA tests this year:

7/03/2012 - 11/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match University Oval, Dunedin - 10.30am
15/03/2012 - 19/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Seddon Park, Hamilton - 10.30am
23/03/2012 - 27/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington - 10.30am

3 tests, back-to-back-to-back. Does anyone know if this is usual in NZ?


In the forthcoming SA series they are playing the 5 one day games before the 3 tests. Is this normal practice for New Zealand?
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the.fat.controller
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 20:31 on 22nd Jan 2012

Joined: 04:09 on 27th Nov 2010
Posts: 171
Hector Wrote:
the.fat.controller Wrote:
Just had a little trawl through the NZ cricket website. These are the dates of the NZ v SA tests this year:

7/03/2012 - 11/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match University Oval, Dunedin - 10.30am
15/03/2012 - 19/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Seddon Park, Hamilton - 10.30am
23/03/2012 - 27/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington - 10.30am

3 tests, back-to-back-to-back. Does anyone know if this is usual in NZ?


In the forthcoming SA series they are playing the 5 one day games before the 3 tests. Is this normal practice for New Zealand?



Good question. I don't know if it's normal practice but it's certainly a damn fine idea. Limited overs cricket is a decent enough way of passing the time, but it's not the pinnacle of the game (at the risk of opening another can of worms for debate!). I like the idea of using the ODIs as a curtain-raiser for the main event.
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Bikini
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 04:03 on 30th Jan 2012

Joined: 00:15 on 17th Jun 2008
Posts: 96
Hector Wrote:
Big Harvey Wrote:
Hector Wrote:
the.fat.controller Wrote:
Just had a little trawl through the NZ cricket website. These are the dates of the NZ v SA tests this year:

7/03/2012 - 11/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match University Oval, Dunedin - 10.30am
15/03/2012 - 19/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Seddon Park, Hamilton - 10.30am
23/03/2012 - 27/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington - 10.30am

3 tests, back-to-back-to-back. Does anyone know if this is usual in NZ?


Bugger.

I've been looking for cheap digs in Auckland.


You'll probably be flying in and out of Auckland regardless of whether there's a Test there, so you'll likely be wanting to spend a night or two there anyway.

I can't remember the name of the place I stayed last time, but will check out whether it still exists if you're interested. It wasn't exactly the cleanest place I've ever stayed in. Walking there from the nearest stop of the airport bus involved negotiating the notoriously sleazy K Road, which when I arrived at dawn was eerily deserted aside from numerous shady figures lurking in doorways. The location of the place (in the middle of a small industrial estate) didn't tick too many boxes either! It was however INCREDIBLY cheap!


Thanks for the offer, but my current budget doesn't stretch to ex SAS escorting me to and from my accommodation. There look to be plenty of decent £50 a night places, and I am happy to pay that.

I'm not familiar with K road. Would I be correct in assuming that it's Aucklands equivalent of Tope street in Melbourne?



K road is not a bad place. I never came home after the 08 tour and have had many good nights out on k road. It's the notorious gay/tranny area of Auckland so kings cross in sydney but not half as dodgy. There are strip clubs and prostitutes there but I have never had an issue. It is at the top of the main st, queens st, in Auckland.
If in town is the route to and from the ground, If Eden park is a venue and a few beers entire to town to celebrate are recommended.

Looking forward to this tour. Dunedin will be fun if there the octogen would be a great area to base ourselves as we did in the rugby world cup.
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Bikini
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 04:04 on 30th Jan 2012

Joined: 00:15 on 17th Jun 2008
Posts: 96
Hector Wrote:
Big Harvey Wrote:
Hector Wrote:
the.fat.controller Wrote:
Just had a little trawl through the NZ cricket website. These are the dates of the NZ v SA tests this year:

7/03/2012 - 11/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match University Oval, Dunedin - 10.30am
15/03/2012 - 19/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Seddon Park, Hamilton - 10.30am
23/03/2012 - 27/03/2012BLACKCAPS vs South Africa - Test Match Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington - 10.30am

3 tests, back-to-back-to-back. Does anyone know if this is usual in NZ?


Bugger.

I've been looking for cheap digs in Auckland.


You'll probably be flying in and out of Auckland regardless of whether there's a Test there, so you'll likely be wanting to spend a night or two there anyway.

I can't remember the name of the place I stayed last time, but will check out whether it still exists if you're interested. It wasn't exactly the cleanest place I've ever stayed in. Walking there from the nearest stop of the airport bus involved negotiating the notoriously sleazy K Road, which when I arrived at dawn was eerily deserted aside from numerous shady figures lurking in doorways. The location of the place (in the middle of a small industrial estate) didn't tick too many boxes either! It was however INCREDIBLY cheap!


Thanks for the offer, but my current budget doesn't stretch to ex SAS escorting me to and from my accommodation. There look to be plenty of decent £50 a night places, and I am happy to pay that.

I'm not familiar with K road. Would I be correct in assuming that it's Aucklands equivalent of Tope street in Melbourne?



K road is not a bad place. I never came home after the 08 tour and have had many good nights out on k road. It's the notorious gay/tranny area of Auckland so kings cross in sydney but not half as dodgy. There are strip clubs and prostitutes there but I have never had an issue. It is at the top of the main st, queens st, in Auckland.
If in town is the route to and from the ground, If Eden park is a venue and a few beers entire to town to celebrate are recommended.

Looking forward to this tour. Dunedin will be fun if there the octogen would be a great area to base ourselves as we did in the rugby world cup.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 15:02 on 1st Feb 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Bikini Wrote:
K road is not a bad place. I never came home after the 08 tour and have had many good nights out on k road. It's the notorious gay/tranny area of Auckland so kings cross in sydney but not half as dodgy. There are strip clubs and prostitutes there but I have never had an issue. It is at the top of the main st, queens st, in Auckland.
If in town is the route to and from the ground, If Eden park is a venue and a few beers entire to town to celebrate are recommended.

Looking forward to this tour. Dunedin will be fun if there the octogen would be a great area to base ourselves as we did in the rugby world cup.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting K Road is a dangerous place to go when there are lots of people about, but walking along there at first light with everything closed and just a handful of people hanging around in doorways I did feel a bit uncomfortable.

I've discovered the hostel I stayed at last time that's in the middle of a small industrial estate is still there, but has a different name and new management. It's now known as Borders Beyond. It doesn't seem quite as cheap as when I stayed there, but could still be worth a look for anyone on a budget. Its location, although unconventional is actually very convenient, near the junction of K Road and Ponsonby, The latter has excellent restaurants and a cheap and very good food hall. My room was absolutely fine too, by the way. I didn't see what the dorms were like.
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ITFCNZ
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 09:35 on 2nd Feb 2012

Joined: 09:51 on 9th Dec 2011
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I think it will be one dayers in Feb and tests in March - they play the one dayers on rugby grounds and they'll want to get most of them out of the way before the Super Rugby starts.

Oaklands backpackers in Mt Eden is good location for ground and routes to city. Anywhere in Ponsonby and central city is good. K Road is a sh*t hole - plenty of better places to stay in - worth a quick look and visit but I wouldnt stay there
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steve4864
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 21:32 on 2nd Feb 2012

Joined: 16:56 on 24th Apr 2008
Posts: 84
Big Harvey Wrote:
Bikini Wrote:
K road is not a bad place. I never came home after the 08 tour and have had many good nights out on k road. It's the notorious gay/tranny area of Auckland so kings cross in sydney but not half as dodgy. There are strip clubs and prostitutes there but I have never had an issue. It is at the top of the main st, queens st, in Auckland.
If in town is the route to and from the ground, If Eden park is a venue and a few beers entire to town to celebrate are recommended.

Looking forward to this tour. Dunedin will be fun if there the octogen would be a great area to base ourselves as we did in the rugby world cup.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting K Road is a dangerous place to go when there are lots of people about, but walking along there at first light with everything closed and just a handful of people hanging around in doorways I did feel a bit uncomfortable.

I've discovered the hostel I stayed at last time that's in the middle of a small industrial estate is still there, but has a different name and new management. It's now known as Borders Beyond. It doesn't seem quite as cheap as when I stayed there, but could still be worth a look for anyone on a budget. Its location, although unconventional is actually very convenient, near the junction of K Road and Ponsonby, The latter has excellent restaurants and a cheap and very good food hall. My room was absolutely fine too, by the way. I didn't see what the dorms were like.



I used to walk that way to my digs 100 yards from eden park,thought it was a bit rough but then again better than Rochdale on a saturday night ,hey hum .
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Tests
PostPosted: 21:36 on 3rd Feb 2012

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Location: Redditch/Sydney
Bikini Wrote:

K road is not a bad place. I never came home after the 08 tour and have had many good nights out on k road. It's the notorious gay/tranny area of Auckland so kings cross in sydney but not half as dodgy. There are strip clubs and prostitutes there but I have never had an issue. It is at the top of the main st, queens st, in Auckland.


By this, i'm assuming that you're saying that they've never ripped you off and have always delivered the goods, so to speak ;)


Bikini Wrote:
Looking forward to this tour. Dunedin will be fun if there the octogen would be a great area to base ourselves as we did in the rugby world cup.


I really enjoyed Dunedin during the RWC, the old octogen bit was very lively also the road we stopped on, George St towards North Dunedin was pretty good!!!
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