Archive for the ‘Auckland’ Category

Waterview Project Enabling Works Start

Waterview Project Enabling Works Start

Completion of Auckland’s Western Ring Route marks a significant milestone tonight with the start of enabling works at Waterview at the northern end of the Waterview...

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Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Good to see pressure from commuters and residents has forced a re-think on the closure of the Wellington Street on-ramp. The NZ Transport Agency  will re-open the...

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2011: The Year Auckland Shared

2011: The Year Auckland Shared

Looking back at the big Auckland stories of the year as covered by AKT: 2011 saw Auckland show a rare coming together for the RWC. Fun times The CBD felt unusually...

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How Auckland Will Look By 2040

How Auckland Will Look By 2040

Those who put together the draft Auckland Plan have also given us a visual look of the changes they envisage for Auckland’s CBD area. Here is how they see...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Have a great Christmas Day! My wish list to Santa is very small and reasonable in view of the economic times: Full government funding of the City Rail Link An...

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Tent People Pack up Update

Tent People Pack up Update

The tent people packed up to move to Victoria Park but they told me they would continue to hang out in Aotea during the day. OCCUPY AUCKLAND: Moving on today from...

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Judge Orders Out Occupy Auckland

Judge Orders Out Occupy Auckland

At last! A judge this morning ordered the Occupy Auckland protestors to cease residing in Aotea Square. He’s told the Tent People to remove all of the paraphernalia...

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PT Patronage Leaps 9.1% In Year

PT Patronage Leaps 9.1% In Year

People using public transport in Auckland continues to take giant leaps – a 9.1% increase in the last 12 months. Auckland public transport patronage totalled...

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Now More Art For Sturges

Now More Art For Sturges

Update: Andy has given us an update of the final art – more ribbons on the east side of the bridge and the kids drawings. Earlier: It feels like the longest...

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Why The Rescue?

Why The Rescue?

Why are Auckland ratepayers having to find $100m to cover an “unexpected” shortfall in NZTA projects around Auckland said to include AT’s train...

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Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Auckland’s newest inner-city open space will be called Wai-atarau Plaza. It’s the open space plaza in front of the Freemans Bay Rob Roy Tavern formerly...

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Twyford Gets Transport

Twyford Gets Transport

Phil Twyford has scored the shadow transport portfolio under Labour’s new broom, David Shearer. A wise choice especially as the MP also gets Auckland issues and...

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Middlemore Train Death

Middlemore Train Death

UPDATE Rail services are returning to normal after disruption this morning following a fatality on the southern line near the Middlemore station.  Buses replaced...

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Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

How much urban sprawl is good for Auckland? It has major transport planning implications. That debate is back on the table after the recently established Productivity...

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Parnell Train Station Work Starts

Parnell Train Station Work Starts

Initial work for the planned Parnell railway station began this morning. This involves lowering and re-aligning the tracks where the station will be – at the...

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Regular Commuters’ Outrageous Fortune

Regular Commuters’ Outrageous Fortune

Anyone else overhear the grumbles this morning when leaflets were distributed to Auckland rail commuters advising them of the Christmas rail closedown starting today? It...

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Lincoln Rd Update

Lincoln Rd Update

NZTA opens part of the new Selwood Road Bridge to traffic at the Lincoln Road interchange on the Northwestern Motorway next Monday. Two lanes will open to traffic...

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Foo Fighters Bus FAIL

Foo Fighters Bus FAIL

Have we learnt nothing from the RWC opening night fiasco? Last night I had to walk away from the Foo Fighters public transport shambles it was so depressing. And...

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New Panmure Bridge For Busway

New Panmure Bridge For Busway

Auckland Transport is planning to build a new Panmure Bridge for a future busway and a shared cycle/pedestrian path. The proposed new bridge would be built on the...

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It’s Shearer

It’s Shearer

Great news that David Shearer has been made Labour leader. Here’s my earlier post (and I’m pleased to be told Mr Shearer did read it at the time) – It’s...

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Overweight Trucks Breaking Law on Harbour Bridge

Overweight Trucks Breaking Law on Harbour Bridge

On average 22 trucks are exceeding the 44 tonne limit on the Auckland Harbour Bridge clip-ons every day. On average 15 of those vehicles exceed 46 tonnes and last...

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New Kopu Bridge Opened

New Kopu Bridge Opened

It’s hard to believe but this Christmas you won’t have to wait for ages to cross the Kopu Bridge at busy times. Prime Minister John Key and an equally...

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A Stitch Ahead Of Time

A Stitch Ahead Of Time

NZTA’s “Big Stitch” over the weekend went well with both the new motorway bridges over Newmarket getting joined together. The pre-publicity successfully scared...

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New Westgate Square A Shared Space

New Westgate Square A Shared Space

The big $27m Auckland Council civic project at Westgate is a step closer. We’ve now been able to see developed designs for the new town square and library, designs...

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Safer To Cross To Henderson

Safer To Cross To Henderson

Good news for those using the Henderson railway station. It’s going to get safer to cross to the station. Auckland Transport is proposing to change the existing...

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