What types of cameras are allowed to be brought into Eden Park for the games? Paul Brown, Auckland.
The restriction in the terms and conditions is based on photo use rather than on cameras.
No commercial use of photos is allowed so there could be issues with large professional cameras but none with small personal cameras.
We have tickets to the opening RWC game at Eden Park on Friday - yippee! We wish to use public transport from Papatoetoe rather than drive; what do you suggest? We thought of riding the train to a station other than Britomart and perhaps connecting with buses directly to Eden Park, returning similar route after the match. Is there such a thing available? Kia kaha. Martha Ngawaka, South Auckland.
I think you are very wise to use public transport rather than driving. My suggestion, though, would be to catch the train for the whole journey, rather than trying to mix and match. The Maxx website advises catching a normal scheduled Southern Line service to Britomart where you can transfer on to Western Line services running to Kingsland.
After the match, Kingsland will be the station for passengers returning to Britomart where passengers can transfer onto Eastern and Southern Line trains.
Services to Britomart will leave Kingsland about every five minutes after the game, stopping only at Grafton station en route. Train travel to the game is free with a match ticket.
Enjoy the game - and the whole experience.
When we are in Auckland for the Rugby World Cup, what are the rules for entering the Cloud on Queens Wharf? Margaret Clarke, Tauranga.
The Cloud is open to the public at all times during the tournament and entry is free.
It has two giant screens to provide live broadcasts of games when it is in use as a fan zone.
You can try New Zealand food and beverages at the daily "Taste at The Cloud" show, and there will be music and entertainment on match days.
I am taking my 85-year-old rugby-mad aunt to one of the RWC games. She can't walk quickly or for long. I'm not sure if she would be considered to be disabled and if so what arrangements have been made for disabled or partly disabled people? She doesn't drive so doesn't have a mobility sticker that could provide evidence of disability.
My questions are: What constitutes disabled? What kind of proof do you need (wearing support stockings mightn't be enough)?
What arrangements have been made for disabled/partly disabled rugby goers? Sue Archibald, Auckland.
You don't say how you plan to get to the game, or which venue it is at. I am assuming you will drive your aunt, and therefore will need a mobility parking permit on your car, in her name.
On the website www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz there is a clear definition of what constitutes disabled. The criteria include the inability to walk unassisted for 200m because of the nature or severity of the condition.
If you are eligible for a mobility permit, you can apply for one at CCS Disability Action. Phone (09) 625-9378 for information. To my knowledge, apart from disabled parking areas and shuttles from there to the stadiums, and lifts inside the stands, no other arrangements have been made for disabled or partly disabled fans.