Archive for: Auckland City

Aotea Gets Arty For ArtWeek

Aotea Gets Arty For ArtWeek

The vast concrete emptiness that has been Aotea Square since it opened has been transformed into a semi-permanent gallery space. Having be highly critical of this...

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Photos: Inside Eden Park

Photos: Inside Eden Park

Here’s Alex K”s look at inside Eden Park, which was officially opened today with a chance for the public to wander around. The new Entrance A off Walters...

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Concern Over Election Polls

Concern Over Election Polls

Federated Farmers is concerned about the publication of council ‘exit polls’ in Auckland and Christchurch before the 2010 local elections close. It says it...

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Eden Park Opens Sunday

Eden Park Opens Sunday

Additional trains to Kingsland will run on Sunday for Eden Park’s opening which happens from 10am. At 11am Prime minister John Key and sports minister Murray...

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Clowns Open Aotea Square

Clowns Open Aotea Square

Bubble-blowers, clowns on stilts, unicyclists and hot dog and Coke stalls greeted Auckland City residents and ratepayers as they drifted onto the re-opened Aotea...

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How Aotea Square Looks

How Aotea Square Looks

After two years of construction activity,  Aotea Square reopened to the public at midday. Aotea Square was officially opened by Sir Dove-Myer Robinson in 1979,...

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Aotea Opens But Not Finished

Aotea Opens But Not Finished

The revamped Aotea Square has its open day from noon Saturday but not all of it is finished in time. The $80 million redevelopment project included the Aotea Square...

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13% Staff Axed For New Council

13% Staff Axed For New Council

13% of Auckland local body staff have lost their job in the local government re-organisation. In the ‘months to follow” that will increase to 16%. Auckland...

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Grafton Bridge Award

Grafton Bridge Award

The project to strengthen Grafton Bridge has won a roading award. The project was run by Brian Perry Civil, Auckland City Council and Beca, who used carbon fibre...

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How Loud Should Aotea Be?

How Loud Should Aotea Be?

How loud should events in the new Aotea Square be allowed to be? Auckland City Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to allow for sound levels of up to 85 decibels...

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Shared Space Update

Shared Space Update

With Aotea square re-opening in a few weeks, someone was asking what had happened to Auckland City’s much welcomed share space projects around the city. Auckland...

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Auck Council’s Low Cost Wi-Fi Plan

Auck Council’s Low Cost Wi-Fi Plan

A low cost Wi Fi service for a wide area of Auckland’s inner city district including Newmarket and Parnell has been advocated by an Auckland city council committee...

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Aotea Centre Screens Approved

Aotea Centre Screens Approved

New digital art screens will take pride of place in the Aotea Centre, following funding approval today from Auckland City Council’s Finance and Strategy Committee. The...

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New 24hr Liquor Bans

New 24hr Liquor Bans

24-hour liquor bans are to be imposed in Kingsland, Mount Roskill, Mount Albert, Grey Lynn shopping and business districts. It will be interesting to see how that...

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Viaduct Bridge Starts Soon

Viaduct Bridge Starts Soon

Construction of Wynyard Crossing – the pedestrian and cycle bridge that will connect the Viaduct to the Wynyard Quarter- will start shortly. This can happen now...

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Expert Gives Auck Report Card

Expert Gives Auck Report Card

World-renowned Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl gave Auckland City Council a report card this afternoon – and said Auckland’s streets generally...

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Clock Ticking For RWC2011

Clock Ticking For RWC2011

As you come out of Britomart from just after 7pm tonight, you’ll see an expensive new clock. Auckland City tonight unveils its $120,000 RWC 2011 countdown...

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Sea Slugs At Mission Bay Now

Sea Slugs At Mission Bay Now

Auckland’s beach sea slugs are popping out all over. For the  first time, the sea slugs have been collected from Mission Bay and another has been found in...

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Council Rethinks Bus Lane Fines

Council Rethinks Bus Lane Fines

Auckland City’s transport committee heard today that manned cameras watching motorists are the best way to stop vehicles sneaking into bus lanes when they’re...

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T2 Dom Rd Plan Dumped

T2 Dom Rd Plan Dumped

The plan for T2 bus lanes in the Dominion Road plan was deleted today after a lengthy Auckland City Council transport committee discussion. The outcome was a victory...

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Onehunga Gets Waterview Rock

Onehunga Gets Waterview Rock

NZTA plans to reuse earth and rock from the upcoming Waterview motorway tunnels project for the Onehunga foreshore plan. NZTA will test the material for suitability...

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Onehunga Foreshore Restored

Onehunga Foreshore Restored

UPDATE: Announcement here and further details here Both NZTA and the Auckland City Council will today commit millions of dollars to the long-awaited restoration...

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Banks vs Brown On PT

Banks vs Brown On PT

Auckland supermayoral candidate Len Brown today accused main rival, Auckland City’s John Banks as engaging in “wishy washy backdown” over transport...

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Where’s Avondale ParknRide?

Where’s Avondale ParknRide?

Avondale’s temporary train platforms are being removed this weekend now the new station is up and running – and looking good. But that reminds me: whatever...

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Banks Reveals New Water Charges

Banks Reveals New Water Charges

John Banks has revealed his water pricing plan saying he has a “visionary policy” that would apply after 2o12, if he’s elected supermayor. He says...

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