Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
Also on Victoria's side—if anybody's—was the weather. The conditions were cold, wet and windy.
These conditions are unpleasant for everybody, but they can be endured best by competitors based on their own homes.
Many local grounds were flooded out, and others, while not flooded, could not be used because the grounds would cut up too badly if played upon.
Competitors had to listen to the radio each morning to keep posted on ground transfers. Some games were transferred out of Wellington to Johnsonville, Tawa and the Hutt Vallev, and special transport arrangements had to be made, often against time.
Out-of-town competitors were very scathing about Wellington's climate. One Canterbury student commented, on the fourth day of Tournament, that he had not seen the sun since he left the South Island five days before.
"I don't believe the sun shines up here," he said. "Or perhaps," he added, "it shines at night when it is too dark for anyone to see it."