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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    So, other countries in the world haven't got their shit sorted, so we should just continue to half arse our major infrastructure cause NZ half arsing is still better than most of the rest of the world....
    Do you really believe it's realistic to expect 100% service delivery?

    Do you happen to know what the current downtime represents?

    NZ infrastructure could be better, but you're already right at the pointy end of diminishing returns, what budget will you cut to fund upgrades?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog View Post
    The irony, backwater Tuakau kept the power on. Maybe if Auckland was a backwater power would be on line?
    Well, there wouldn't have been 85,000 without power. More like 850

    This is what I was talking about re Chorus: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=11338350

    Hey, let's regulate them, which will reduce their ability to operate, then watch the screams as it falls apart from under-investing... That said, should probably focus on power first, your line ain't downloading nowt without power
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    This Jason cunt is forever making threads and comments along these lines. Agree with him on this one though, all you need to do is gather a few ragheads and blow that power station up and most of NZ's power is history from what I have heard
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    Same is true of any civilised location.
    Rule one of siege: substations, water supply, transport. The rest is time.


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    The more dependent the residents are on the infrastructure the shorter the siege.

    I imagine chch would last a lot longer than Akl.


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    Must admit, every time I read the title on this thread it pisses me off and I feel like posting the OP to fuck off and find somewhere better!

    But then I realise that I am falling into the attention trap that he set! ...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean1 View Post
    Do you really believe it's realistic to expect 100% service delivery?

    Do you happen to know what the current downtime represents?

    NZ infrastructure could be better, but you're already right at the pointy end of diminishing returns, what budget will you cut to fund upgrades?
    100% uptime isn't possible I agree, but does that excuse having a network that has multiple Single Points of Failure AND having a similar issues occur within recent memory:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_Auckland_power_crisis

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Auckland_Blackout

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...r_outages#2009

    Do you see a pattern here? The pattern is half-arsing number 8 wire fixes, with a good dose of She'll be right mate instead of actually doing shit properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog View Post
    Same is true of any civilised location.
    Rule one of siege: substations, water supply, transport. The rest is time.
    for auckland... water supply. blow the tanks and dams and pipes from the waikato.
    blocking transport will happen naturally, since they voluntarily do it for ~6 hours a day anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banditbandit View Post
    Hmmmm ... the Government demands transpower pay a return on investment .. which affects the price transpower sells electricity to the retailer for ... which affects the prices we pay when it gets to us ..
    Yes but the margins are not that big in distribution and with transmission as they work to a model and any time they go under the model the rebate is returned to the consumer.
    The margins on Generation and retailing are what ever they think they can get away with. Because the free market competition model works lol
    If the business know best model is applied, and Transpower is partially or fully privatised.....well then all bets are off.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog View Post
    The irony, backwater Tuakau kept the power on.
    A few years back ... the "Backwater" of Fairlie lost power for over a month. Nobody (in the North Island) cared after the second night ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog View Post
    Maybe if Auckland was a backwater power would be on line?
    Another few days without power ... and it might have been ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrider View Post
    Must admit, every time I read the title on this thread it pisses me off and I feel like posting the OP to fuck off and find somewhere better!
    If you look at where the OP declares as being his location ... it seems he has already fucked off ... to the USA ...

    As for being "Somewhere better" ... that's for him to decide ... and us to .. umm .. argue ... ???
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    ...the whole infrastructure, which is wiggly little wires and some real big bits, which spin and pump and are all usually bolted to the planet, and shit... need attention now and again,and incidentally are made by some human...for as cheap as possible...and these massively engineered wiggly bits with big bits that are attached to the planet, are gonna break now and again...doesn't matter where you are...we put up with sometimes up to 50 outages a year, in our area...I always point my finger straight at the problem...a wiggly bit of wire or a spinning bit, or shit...dependency is a problem that should be addressed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reibz View Post
    This Jason cunt is forever making threads and comments along these lines. Agree with him on this one though, all you need to do is gather a few ragheads and blow that power station up and most of NZ's power is history from what I have heard
    You don't even need any explosives to blow them up, One could just throw a coil of wire over the substation fence..............without power most towns and cities then have no water........



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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasherfromwayback View Post
    NZ! I love life here.
    im in Bejing at the moment and anybody saying NZ is polluted or dirty or a backwater needs a punch in the trousers

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