Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby fatwombat on Sun 19/Sep/10 2:28pm

gydey wrote:Yes, of course, because Wellington has All of those traits you mention :-)

:lol:
I'm feeling a bit neglected that Welly has the reputation for natural disasters but everyone else is getting them. At least we've got parliament which is a non-stop stream of disasters.

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fatwombat wrote:With snow in Invercargill, earthquakes in Chch, floods in Manuwatu and and power failures in Orcland, there's obviously only one safe place in the whole country for a good velodrome - Wellington!!! :D
Until velodromes start being made from well-drained, centrally-heated rubber, I guess you'll have to make do with Haitaitai...


Yeah, that's our Olympic quality facility right there. Rubber velodromes sounds like a great idea - is that what they use across the ditch? :blink:
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby EoinC on Sun 19/Sep/10 2:42pm

fatwombat wrote:...Yeah, that's our Olympic quality facility right there. Rubber velodromes sounds like a great idea - is that what they use across the ditch? :blink:

Nordic Pine is the rubber of choice in Oz. There's a velodrome on every street corner, and the roads are paved with carbon fibre...
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby j2hyde on Sun 19/Sep/10 4:10pm

Ahad wrote:Unbelievable! Big snowfalls like that at this time of year?! :crazy:

Ohhh... 6 degrees in Ashburton now so cold air heading this way...


If by unbelievable you mean "happens almost every year" then sure.

Big southerlies in september and october are very common.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Ahad on Sun 19/Sep/10 9:35pm

j2hyde wrote:
Ahad wrote:Unbelievable! Big snowfalls like that at this time of year?! :crazy:



If by unbelievable you mean "happens almost every year" then sure.

Big southerlies in september and october are very common.


Biggest snowfall in 15yrs according to the news reports so I stand by my statement.

Otherwise the stadium would have fallen down the year after it was built ;) :lol:
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Scotty on Mon 20/Sep/10 8:27am

Ahad wrote:
j2hyde wrote:
Ahad wrote:Unbelievable! Big snowfalls like that at this time of year?! :crazy:



If by unbelievable you mean "happens almost every year" then sure.

Big southerlies in september and october are very common.

Yup, as soon as the first lamb shows up, along come the southerlies.
Ahad wrote:Biggest snowfall in 15yrs according to the news reports so I stand by my statement.

Otherwise the stadium would have fallen down the year after it was built ;) :lol:
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Not necessarily, the current event could be a cumulation of weather events over the past decade, but yes, lots of snow.

It may affect the velodrome after all, as it'll be the only large covered area suitable for sport and recreation available locally for a couple of years. We're already fielding calls from Invers as to the availability of our court spaces here in Dunners which are already over-subscribed, I say chuck down some temporary flooring and you've got a usable multi-purpose space. :sly:
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Bigfoot on Mon 20/Sep/10 8:38am

Made the news here, that sucks... such a cute little snowstorm :)
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby thorg on Mon 20/Sep/10 8:44am

Bigfoot wrote:Made the news here, that sucks... such a cute little snowstorm :)
I didn't realise americans got international news :D
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Slim on Mon 20/Sep/10 8:52am

clearly the engineers don't remember the roof of the ice rink in CHCH doing the same thing in the snow in the late 90's. One would think someone would have learnt from that.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Percy Pig on Mon 20/Sep/10 8:57am

thorg wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:Made the news here, that sucks... such a cute little snowstorm :)
I didn't realise americans got international news :D

They dont, luckily Bigfoot is a Canukistani, so gets plenty of international noo's! :D
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby thorg on Mon 20/Sep/10 9:08am

Percy Pig wrote:
thorg wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:Made the news here, that sucks... such a cute little snowstorm :)
I didn't realise americans got international news :D

They dont, luckily Bigfoot is a Canukistani, so gets plenty of international noo's! :D
I did not know that.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Scotty on Mon 20/Sep/10 9:49am

Slim wrote:clearly the engineers don't remember the roof of the ice rink in CHCH doing the same thing in the snow in the late 90's. One would think someone would have learnt from that.

I had fun this morning, I rang our architects and said "See that? We don't want to happen to our new place! aight?" :lol:

They didn't see the funny side of it. :huh:
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Bigfoot on Mon 20/Sep/10 10:03am

We have to get international news so we know what to be afraid of - because nothing bad ever happens in the land of the free :)
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby znomit on Mon 20/Sep/10 12:18pm

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/ ... ed-stadium

Work is expected to begin on Monday to demolish Stadium Southland in Invercargill, which was largely destroyed when the roof caved in on Saturday morning under heavy snow.

The velodrome was the only part of of the $10-million venue to have emerged unscathed when the roof collapsed.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Jemetch on Mon 20/Sep/10 3:19pm

Ah oh. Things set to get even slower down there.
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Re: Veleodrome Roof Collapses In Invers!

Postby Fraser on Mon 20/Sep/10 4:33pm

But this is due to global warming and our carbon footprint. The corrilation between the felling of exotic trees used in the Veledrome and them being shipped to Southland is a direct effect on the the amount of snow that fell on the stadium.
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