The NZ Chunnel???

Old Mar 31st 2008, 6:41 pm
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I see it's being reported this morning that a joint French/British engineering team have been working with the NZ government on a channel tunnel style rail link between North and South Islands!

I copied this wee bit from this mornings report in the paper...

Spokeswoman for the group, Avril d'Poisson, has admitted to having had discussions with Helen Clark's leading Labour party over this issue and a formal announcement may be made this morning on the issue, she said that a link between Wellington and Picton would be the most economical route as the road infrastucture is already there and that journey times by train would be up to 3 times faster than the Interislander ferry. However, a spokesperson for Interislander stated that "It would be foolish for anyone to try to replaces what is one of the top 12 short ferry crossings in the world"

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Old Mar 31st 2008, 6:55 pm
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"It would be foolish for anyone to try to replaces what is one of the top 12 short ferry crossings in the world"
I'm intrigued, there actually is a list of the top 12 short ferry crossings in the world

And where are the other 11? The Woolwich ferry just keeps popping into my head...
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i was just thinking the same!!! Top 12

I think its a fantastic idea - especially for those of us that feel a bit queasy on the sea. I recently boarded a cruise liner a friend was staying on that was docked in wellington for the day, and just sitting on that, having a coffee, not even going anywhere made me feel quite unsettled

so yes i would be up for being stuck in a tunnel, under the sea for 90 minutes.
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When I did the crossing I was definitely feeling queasy by the end... this wasn't helped by some poor old man vomiting into the rubbish bin near my seat Never been so glad to sight land
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And would a wee scottish lad be the construction engineer by any chance???
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The date being April first.....

Avril meaning April....
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The date being April first.....

Avril meaning April....
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Sounds a lot like an imbécile d'avril to me
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Sounds a lot like an imbécile d'avril to me
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oh for crying out loud i fell for it!!!

but such a bloody good idea too!
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c'mon on guys, they can't even do the roads right let alone have a tunnel built.

I heard it was going to be a bridge anyways

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I am going to make that fish.
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Interesting!!!
well. do we really need ?
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oh for crying out loud i fell for it!!!

but such a bloody good idea too!
***BREAKING NEWS***

In further news this morning, following our exclusive story about the new planned Anglo/French tunnel linking North and South Islands, we can exclusively reveal that the on train catering contract has already been placed with a French company, ahead of several local NZ companies who tendered for the contract. This will be seen as a further blow to the NZ economy by the leading Labour Government. The company that has been awarded the contract is believed to have links with the Chairman of the Anglo/French consortium who has won the rights to construct the tunnel, however, a spokesman for the company, which specialises in poultry, foul and game, Poulet Le Autre Un, was unavailable for comment today.
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