Archive for: Auckland

Auckland’s Infrastructure Rated 92.9%

Auckland’s Infrastructure Rated 92.9%

I’m always a bit dubious about international surveys that rate cities. In the latest one from the Economist’s “intelligence unit” Auckland...

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Elliott Shared – Well, Almost

Elliott Shared – Well, Almost

Elliott St’s Shared Space was officially opened this afternoon- and it felt liberating. Tonight was a different story (more on that later).   This...

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New Plaza On Its Way

New Plaza On Its Way

Work has begun on completing the Plaza in front of the Rob Roy Tavern, which got shifted as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel Project work. The new Plaza, with a...

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Auckland 10th Best In World?

Auckland 10th Best In World?

Auckland is the 10th most liveable city in the world! Really? Well it’s again number 10 in this years Economist’s top 10 most liveable cities. The list...

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Fort St Shared Space Starts

Fort St Shared Space Starts

Construction is well underway to create a Shared Space in Fort St in the CBD. This involves wider and better quality footpaths , vegetation and trees, a cleaner...

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Watch Len Brown’s News Conference

Watch Len Brown’s News Conference

Auckland Mayor Len Brown told a packed news conference this afternoon that the CBD rail loop, which he campaigned on, will turn Auckland into the world’s most...

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Free Buses For Kids?

Free Buses For Kids?

Auckland’s Mayor has put “free buses for school kids” as his second wish for the super-city behind the 3 rail projects, in a list I noticed in...

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Auckland Adds 23,300 People

Auckland Adds 23,300 People

Auckland’s population grew at the fastest rate in the June 2010 year, out of New Zealand’s 16 regions. But then Statistics New Zealand said today Auckland...

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New Volcano Ash Concern

New Volcano Ash Concern

Auckland may be more vulnerable to ash-fall from volcanic eruptions than previously thought. This is the conclusion after scientists identified 29 previously unknown...

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Major Changes To Auck Planning

Major Changes To Auck Planning

Important reports on the future of Auckland- have been released by the governemnt post – the Auckland election and the outcome will help determine how much...

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Outlook: A Few Storms

Outlook: A Few Storms

The reality seems to be sinking in for the government as it contemplates a rail-obsessed Auckland council, something abhorrent to its road lobby mates and core philosophy. After...

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A New Eden

A New Eden

What do you think of the new multi-million dollar Eden Park revamp, three years in the making? Alex K comes away pleasantly surprised. I have to admit I was sceptical...

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Summer Look AKT

Summer Look AKT

In autumn, AKT got a new look. Now it’s spring, so with the sun shining and longer days, it’s time to get out the fresh paint again. Welcome to the Summer...

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Study Urges New Cruise Terminal

Study Urges New Cruise Terminal

ARC chair Mike Lee has repeated his call for a new attractive fit-for-purpose international cruise ship terminal on Queens Wharf, saying that Auckland has to take...

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Airport Rail Being Taken Seriously

Airport Rail Being Taken Seriously

Good to see the morning paper has picked up on the airport rail debate, no doubt thanks to those who said they emailled them my post the other day. Even better to...

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Time Running Out For Surprise Mayor

Time Running Out For Surprise Mayor

If any exciting new Auckland mayoral candidate is going to arise, there are only a few hours left for that person to do the official paper work. Nominations for...

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Power Boost

Power Boost

An important piece of Auckland infrastructure opens tomorrow, one that hopefully will save us from another embarrassing power cut. Transpower’s second substation...

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Goff Promises More Local Power

Goff Promises More Local Power

Labour today promised if government to change the law to guarantee Auckland local boards “real decision making powers.” Labour leader Phil Goff told...

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Auckland World’s 4th Best!

Auckland World’s 4th Best!

They obviously didn’t try out our train service. Auckland is the fourth best city in the world for quality of living -Vienna retains the top spot , according...

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Greens: SuperCity Still Flawed

Greens: SuperCity Still Flawed

The Greens doesn’t buy the government’s attempt to sooth Aucklanders concerns about the accountability of CCOs like Auckland Transport. And in its minority...

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Inside NZTA Nerve Centre

Inside NZTA Nerve Centre

This is what it looks like inside NZTA’s new hi-tech nerve centre which opened in Auckland this morning. The centre was officially opened this morning by MP...

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Goff SuperCity Promise

Goff SuperCity Promise

Labour leader Phil Goff, saying National’s SuperCity plans for Auckland had “gone off the rails” today promised changes if Labour became the next...

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(Video) Public Flock To Queens

(Video) Public Flock To Queens

A steady stream of people arrived at Queens Wharf this afternoon and for once, were able to march right in through the red gates. With ARC Chair Mike Lee declaring...

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Cruise Ships Coming For RWC

Cruise Ships Coming For RWC

On a day when Queens Wharf is finally open to the public comes news that the cruise ship, Pacific Dawn, with an expected 1590 passengers on board, will be at Queens...

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Photos: Inside Eden Park

Photos: Inside Eden Park

Here’s an updated look at how Eden Park’s big South Stand for the RWC 2011 is coming on and and construction inside the park. Eden Park's new South...

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