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Greens New Transport Person

Greens New Transport Person

Greens has appointed new MP Julie-Anne Genter as the party’s transport spokesperson. It’s an ideal fit as the American has worked as an urban planning...

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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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Greens Propose Wellington Light Rail

Greens Propose Wellington Light Rail

Scrapping the Transmission Gully Levin to the airport motorway in place of a modern light rail network for Wellington is the key part of the Greens’ Wellington...

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Greens  Announce Auck Transport Policy

Greens Announce Auck Transport Policy

Greens today released its transport policy including funding 60% of Auckland’s CBD Rail Link and stopping the Holiday highway. Transport spokesperson Gareth...

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Maritime “Understands The Anger”

Maritime “Understands The Anger”

A thousand people have so far offered to help with the Rena oil spill cleanup. To the growing local anger about the efforts, Maritime NZ National On Scene Commander...

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Train Fail: Greens Blame Govt

Train Fail: Greens Blame Govt

The roots of Auckland’s transport woes are a deep bias in transport planning and Government funding according to the Greens. In the wake of Friday’s...

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Greens Release Transport Plans

Greens Release Transport Plans

A Greens government would fund at least 60%, or $1.4 billion of the major missing piece of Auckland infrastructure, a CBD Rail Link. It would also put forward...

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Smart Transport for New Zealand Conference

Smart Transport for New Zealand Conference

Coming up this week the at Parliament is the Smart Transport for New Zealand Conference, co-hosted by Gareth Hughes, Green Party Transport Spokesperson, and Shane...

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700 Killed By Auck Pollution A Year

700 Killed By Auck Pollution A Year

Yet another report on the shocking truth behind Auckland’s poor air quality – and more reason why we need to discourage Aucklanders from driving by producing...

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A Really Bold Move

A Really Bold Move

Auckland and Wellington now have pro-PTMayors so which of them will be bold enough to do something Spain is doing. The Government in the Spanish city of Murcia is...

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Greens-Influenced Govt Likely?

Greens-Influenced Govt Likely?

Tonight’s 3News political poll raises for the first time seriously, the possibility that a re-elected National government in November would turn to the Greens...

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Greens Call For Train Wi-Fi

Greens Call For Train Wi-Fi

The Green Party has called on Auckland Transport and Greater Wellington Regional Council to investigate providing free WiFi internet on trains and at stations in...

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Communities “Losers” In New Changes

Communities “Losers” In New Changes

The Government’s proposed changes to the Land Transport Management Act announced today will take decision making away from communities and give it to faceless...

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$2m & Fingers To The Beehive

$2m & Fingers To The Beehive

This afternoon the Auckland Council voted to give $2 million to Auckland Transport to progress the CBD Taniwha Rail Link. And as predicted, it voted to make the...

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Another Wgtn Road Battle Looms

Another Wgtn Road Battle Looms

Another road development battle is looming in the Capital. And it’s close to the Greens’ heart. A plan to ram a motorway through Hataitai may affect...

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Hughes Slips On Party List

Hughes Slips On Party List

Disappointing to see Greens’ transport spokesman Gareth Hughes be knocked down one rung on the Greens’ list announced today. A newcomer, former Canterbury...

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Greens Grab Northland Train

Greens Grab Northland Train

Early this morning, Greens MP David Clendon boarded a Mainline Steam steam train from Auckland to Whangarei. Along with placard-waving Greens supporters at Mt Albert...

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Greens Walking Train For Tunnel

Greens Walking Train For Tunnel

Greens’ transport spokesman Gareth Hughes this afternoon led a “walking train” of supporters to campaign for the CBD Rail Link tunnel. Greens walking...

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Greens Last Bid For CBD Link In Budget

Greens Last Bid For CBD Link In Budget

Greens MP Gareth Hughes is staging a “walking train” march on Saturday morning as a last step in his campaign for funding for the CBD rail tunnel to...

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NZTA vs Wellington Council

NZTA vs Wellington Council

Wednesday sees a fascinating showdown between the NZTA and a more pro-PT Wellington Mayor over the Ngauranga to Wellington Airport Corridor Plan and the city’s...

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Auckland Unleashed Or Tied Up?

Auckland Unleashed Or Tied Up?

The prime minister came away from today’s Auckland summit talking up the Puhoi to Wellsford highway, re-affirming the Government is totally committed to it...

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Road Lobby Biggest Nats Donor

Road Lobby Biggest Nats Donor

The Greens say the Road Transport Forum was the largest single election year donor to the National Party, donating $30,000 to the party, and more to individual MPs. So...

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$2 Petrol Price Barrier Passed

$2 Petrol Price Barrier Passed

The $2-a-litre petrol price barrier has been broken and the Greens say this shows more than ever the Government needs to plan for a future of high oil prices. Petrol...

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Cycle The Heaphy Track

Cycle The Heaphy Track

DoC is going to allow cycle access to the Heaphy trail in Kahurangi National Park from next May through the winter months. The move is  strongly supported by cycling...

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First Great Cycle Trail Opens

First Great Cycle Trail Opens

The first of the country’s ‘Great Rides’ to be fully completed, South Island’s St James Cycle Trail , will be opened by the minister of conservation,...

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