Archive for: Len Brown

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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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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Another Week To Make Submissions

Another Week To Make Submissions

UPDATE Auckland Council today announced it is extending the deadline for public submissions on its draft Auckland by six days to 4pm, Monday October 31. The submission...

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Auck’s Electric Trains Deal Signed

Auck’s Electric Trains Deal Signed

In an historic ceremony this afternoon at Britomart, that will change Auckland’s rail landscape, Auckland’s Mayor, Auckland Transport and the 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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McMadness Continues

McMadness Continues

The madness over Party central tonight continues with the Government moving fast to seize control of Auckland’s waterfront before this coming weekend’s...

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World Media Miss Akl Train Fail

World Media Miss Akl Train Fail

While local media continue to lead their news with Auckland’s RWC Opening Night train failure, most of the global media outside Australia have not reported...

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Steven Moans About Transport Blogs

Steven Moans About Transport Blogs

Transport Minister Steven Joyce had a go at “left-wing transport blogs” this afternoon in parliament when being questioned over why he did not go along...

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Steven: Thanks Len

Steven: Thanks Len

The Transport Minister today thanked Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Auckland Council for what he called  their constructive engagement on  the issue of funding for...

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Mayor: Build Like Hell, Auckland

Mayor: Build Like Hell, Auckland

Auckland’s Mayor says he’s prepared to consider whatever means he can to get Auckland building “like hell” to get much-needed transport infrastructure. He...

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The World As We Lived It

The World As We Lived It

You may notice if you look at the URLs on pages at the top of your browser,  this site – formerly aucklandtrains.co.nz – has now become officially changed...

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Global Experts Study Auck Transport

Global Experts Study Auck Transport

Auckland is going to get some global think tank help to develop a more integrated public transport system. AECOM calls itself “an urban laboratory that goes...

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Rail Decision “Major Setback”

Rail Decision “Major Setback”

Auckland Council transport committee chair Mike Lee today labelled the Government rejection of the CBD rail link proposal “a major set back for Auckland.” He...

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NZTA Told North Shore Rail Wanted

NZTA Told North Shore Rail Wanted

NZTA’s top brass has been reminded in no uncertain terms that Auckland Council’s agenda led by the elected Mayor Len Brown is for rail to Albany. Auckland...

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Joyce Still Dismissive Of CBD Link

Joyce Still Dismissive Of CBD Link

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has again poured cold water on plans for the CBD rail tunnel and even more so for North Shore rail. Speaking only weeks out from...

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An artists impression of Merchant Quarter

The New New Lynn Vision

One of the key side-effects of the CBD rail loop will be to rejuvenate the sad looking under-populated and developed parts of the CBD like Symonds St and Hopetoun...

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Auckland Must Fight Loopy Decision

Auckland Must Fight Loopy Decision

Auckland authorities and the public that believes in the CBD rail link must loudly continue the battle for it. Today’s official rejection of the case was sadly...

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AA’s Unreal Reality Check

AA’s Unreal Reality Check

My AA membership renewal arrived this weekend – the same time as the AA put out a very silly statement meant to cast fear amongst Auckland motorists. In...

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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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Puhoi On, CBD Link Not (Update)

Puhoi On, CBD Link Not (Update)

UPDATE: Len Brown’s reaction: “The rail link is vital for AKL & NZ – council and govt will explore a range of funding options to make it work.” The...

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Bad Look

Bad Look

The Mayor needs to get back on the trains. He is playing into the hands of the anti-rail critics who said his much-publicised trip on a train was a one-off PR stunt. This...

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Is Auckland Water Safe?

Is Auckland Water Safe?

A very important Environmental Court case is getting underway which should tell us if Auckland’s water is not as safe as it used to be or there has been a...

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Odds Change For CBD Link

Odds Change For CBD Link

Even the most optimistic betting person would have to admit the odds have worsened for Auckland getting the CBD rail link when it was expected. The government seems...

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Maori Council Row (Update)

Maori Council Row (Update)

Update: The Maori Affairs minister has jumped into the row over unelected Maori being put on Auckland Council committees by revealing that an independent Maori...

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Key Wants Only “Realistic” Rail Plans

Key Wants Only “Realistic” Rail Plans

KEY: Rail plans have to be "realistic and necessary" John Key made it clear this afternoon that Auckland’s rail and other public transport plans...

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