Party Central to Party Standstill

By Diana Wichtel In Television

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24th September, 2011
By mid-evening, an apocalyptic note had crept into the online advice. Keep away from the Auckland waterfront, the police were advising. There be chaos. In the build-up to the opening of the Rugby World Cup 2011, Party Central had become Party Pande-bloody-monium. In Auckland, it’s no picnic trying to get home by public transport after a Leonard Cohen concert, let alone during an open-invitation hooley for every rugby-mad reveller on the globe. Did the Prime Minister never see that 90s cautionary “party at Kelly Browne’s” insurance ad? We’d seen the writing on the giant inflatable ...

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