Wellington Railway Station
- 8 Sep 2011
- Wellington Scoop
- Be warned. The ultra-strict Rugby World Cup rules take effect in Wellington this weekend. One of the most surprising bans – and one of the meanest – is a restriction on where buskers can perform. The city council always requires them to get a licence. (It’s free, after you’ve filled in a form and studied the guidelines.) But for the Rugby World Cup, with or without a licence, no busking will be allowed within 500 metres of the Westpac Regional Stadium.
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- ‘I”m a busker in invercargill. Normally I busk outside the rugby stadium as part of my license for every other game. At the RWC, some nice looking woman from the social economic department told me to move along and she wouldn’t accept my $20 bribe from making $70 in 40mims. After that day, according to the Invercargill city council I was told I wasn’t allowed, but luckily I was shown a spot that is 501m from the stadium that has decent foot traffic. I don’t follow the rugby but what’s the different between RWC and other games? And what is wrong with free street entertainment with a koha box? ’
- ‘Not the first time Mr Plod the Policeman has changed his mind on Council press releases. ’
- ‘Who do you believe? The council’s website continues to say that busking is not allowed in the railway station or the subway during the Rugby World Cup. But council spokesperson Richard MacLean seems to have changed the rules. In the DomPost this morning he says: “Following discussions with the World Cup organisers, we have decided to chill out about buskers down there. They are more than welcome as long as they don’t impede any organised events.” ’
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