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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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Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

One of the Auckland Council’s main stated objectives with the RWC was to “make public transport use a habit.” A 250-page external consultants’ report...

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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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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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Keeping it In The Family

Keeping it In The Family

The appointment of Gerry Brownlee as the new transport minister is a National stroke of genius. It sets in chain a bid to covert the next trophy in the cabinet:...

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Occupy Auckland Get Trespass Notice

Occupy Auckland Get Trespass Notice

So at last the Auckland Council has told the tent people of Occupy Auckland to let the people have their public square back. They have been handed a trespass notice. But...

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You’re A Slack Lot (Well Some Of You..)

You’re A Slack Lot (Well Some Of You..)

No matter what spin is put on it, too many Aucklanders have either been slack or disinterested in making comments on Auckland Council’s visionary Auckland Plans. 8...

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How Mayor Will Fund City Rail Link & Rates

How Mayor Will Fund City Rail Link & Rates

Auckland Mayor Len Brown this afternoon outlined how he expects the CBD rail link –which he calls essential – to be funded. He expects the Government to pay...

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PT Measurements Almost Met

PT Measurements Almost Met

In the last year, only one Auckland public transport measurement is said to have not been met- the public transport subsidy per passenger km. The Super City is one...

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Wynyard Gets Innovation centre

Wynyard Gets Innovation centre

A “world-class facility” in Wynyard Quarter that will house business incubators, research and development institutions, and business development providers, was...

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The Revolution Will Be Televised

The Revolution Will Be Televised

Auckland Council is planning webcasting and televising of its council meetings. This is an excellent move in the interests of transparency and democracy. The Council...

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More Fan Zones, More Cost

More Fan Zones, More Cost

In order to prevent another meltdown in the last weeks of the Rugby World Cup, Auckland Council officials are suggesting another $1.5m be found towards additional...

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Hamilton-Auck Rail Not There Yet

Hamilton-Auck Rail Not There Yet

Will the proposed two-year trial of a Hamilton to Auckland Silver Fern train service actually happen? This site has been strongly in support of it but the more discussion...

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Train Fail Commuters Get Tickets

Train Fail Commuters Get Tickets

Compensation of RWC Eden Park tickets has been announced for those 922 Eden Park ticket holders who said they missed out because of the Friday Opening Ceremony transport...

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How Auckland Will Pay For It

How Auckland Will Pay For It

The grand draft Auckland Plan  envisages new infrastructure such as a CBD Rail Link and harbour tunnel as  essential – but once again comes the thorny issue...

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Taming Auckland’s Landscape

Taming Auckland’s Landscape

Besides transport as a key to Auckland’s next 30 years, finally getting the urban and rural development right is essential after what the Auckland Plan, released...

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RWC Fail Reports: Full Details

RWC Fail Reports: Full Details

Compensation of a RWC match ticket is to be offered to those who did not get  by train to Eden Park for part of or the full Friday opening RWC game. An Auckland...

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Trams Up Queen St Plan

Trams Up Queen St Plan

Mayor Brown says a tram loop up Queen St, along K Rd and then back to Quay St is being looked at as part of extending trams from Wynyard Quarter to Britomart. This...

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Groovy Kind Of Shared Space

Groovy Kind Of Shared Space

Waitakere City Council (bless ‘em, rest in peace) always approached things differently from the old formulaic central council especially when it comes to infrastructure. Being...

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Auckland Art Gallery World Class

Auckland Art Gallery World Class

Auckland Art Gallery opened its long awaited extension this morning – and it is world class. It has the look and feel of an international art gallery, contemporary...

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Concern Over Volcanic Cones Agreement

Concern Over Volcanic Cones Agreement

In future some of Auckland’s volcanic cones including Mt Eden and One Tree Hill will be  co-managed by Auckland Council and iwi as part of the Treaty of Waitangi...

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It’s About The Economy Stupid

It’s About The Economy Stupid

The wished for City Rail Link of National Significance is the key to unlocking a transformation of the wider CBD. That’s the thinking behind the Auckland Council’s...

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Mayor Names Rail Auckland Plan’s Top Priority

Mayor Names Rail Auckland Plan’s Top Priority

Auckland’s Mayor thinks some form of roading network or congestion charging could be a key to  funding the CBD Rail Link of National Significance. At a meeting...

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Aucklanders Views On Transport

Aucklanders Views On Transport

Over 150 submissions were made to Auckland Council in relation to transport and transport funding for the Council’s upcoming Auckland Plan. Here is a selection...

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Auckland’s Lost Neglected Gem

Auckland’s Lost Neglected Gem

Auckland’s inner-city Myers Park is criminally neglected. It opened in 1915 after an early Mayor Arthur Myers enabled properties to be bought and a park developed. An...

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