Forget about the traffic woes, look on the bright side and get on with having fun at the tournament appears to be the general feeling around my slightly rugby mad workplace this morning. And I agree, wholeheartedly, that this is probably a good course of action for those who are rugby fans.
Some of us though, don't care about the rugby. And a smaller overlapping subset of us are quite concerned about the shoddy state of public transport in Auckland. For those in that position, the failures last Friday and the washing of hands from the national government are important and we should be focusing on them becuase one day soon the rugby will be over. And our shoddy train system will still be here. Now that it's been exposed (a little more than it already was), it would be nice if once the rugby is over there is still a some people reminding everyone of what it is actually like. There are some solutions that keep getting ignored by central government in favour of building roads.