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    New Zealand. What a back water shit hole.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11337642

    It's not the first time NZ's major city has had a severe power cut. What a bloody joke.

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    Me: So Maybe we should invest in our Infrastructure?
    Typical NZer - Naaaah She'll be right mate.....


    we need to stop this attitude when it comes to significant infrastructure - fine on the farm or if you are in a tight spot and need to a quick fix, but not for major infrastructure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    Me: So Maybe we should invest in our Infrastructure?
    Typical NZer - Naaaah She'll be right mate.....


    we need to stop this attitude when it comes to significant infrastructure - fine on the farm or if you are in a tight spot and need to a quick fix, but not for major infrastructure.
    Nummereight'll fix it mate...
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    Be sure not to hurry back then, eh?

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    Could be worse. Could be living in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    Me: So Maybe we should invest in our Infrastructure?
    Typical NZer - Naaaah She'll be right mate.....
    To be fair, I think they did just do a major upgrade during winter... However, fires aren't known for being convenient or gentle...

    Just wait, that attitude of wanting a bargain (which means no investment) isn't power industry specific. Just wait for Chorus to hit the same problem in years to come...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    It's not the first time NZ's major city has had a severe power cut. What a bloody joke.
    Yeah, that wouldn't ever happen in America
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    interesting article discussing the power grid in the north east US 10 years after they lost power to 50Million people
    http://science.time.com/2013/08/13/t...treme-weather/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Yeah, that wouldn't ever happen in America
    Yep.

    http://www.asce.org/Content.aspx?id=25562

    Even if they had a back up cable underground it would still be vulnerable to the fire spreading there anyway.
    Good wake up call but we can hardly blame anyone for such extreme events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    It's not the first time NZ's major city has had a severe power cut. What a bloody joke.
    If it was in West Auckland .. few would have noticed ... or cared.
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    NZ, USA, it's all the same mentality - cut maintenance back to the minimum to ensure good returns for the CEO and shareholders - if a foreseeable cock-up or disaster happens, put it down to bad luck or the time of month - blame anybody except those in charge who's fucking job it is is to make sure events like this don't happen!
    It's always someone else's fault - like the joke that is Auckland's antiquated sewer/stormwater system.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11337642

    It's not the first time NZ's major city has had a severe power cut. What a bloody joke.
    Chill, its just a power cut. Shit happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    If it was in West Auckland .. few would have noticed ... or cared.
    Piss off! We would have to stab people in the dark, and that is just NOT on!
    Anyway, the lights are always on at the tinny houses due to the stolen generators from the City. Chur Bro!



    Just as well it's the "posh" suburbs that are affected. Perhaps the red cross will be out collecting for the underprivileged refugees of Mission Bay and Remuera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    If it was in West Auckland .. few would have noticed ... or cared.
    Dont be stupid.

    We would just have house burning party's.....

    But to be fair, its just a power cut. Big frigging deal.

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