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Videos: Masts Being Erected

Videos: Masts Being Erected

Here are videos of masts being erected near the Morningside station, August 2012.

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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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Now More Art For Sturges

Now More Art For Sturges

Update: Andy has given us an update of the final art – more ribbons on the east side of the bridge and the kids drawings. Earlier: It feels like the longest...

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Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Auckland’s newest inner-city open space will be called Wai-atarau Plaza. It’s the open space plaza in front of the Freemans Bay Rob Roy Tavern formerly...

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Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Machinery has started arriving for the start of the big Rail Maintenance month around Auckland – and Wellington is also in for a closedown. The focus of the...

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Oh What A Night!

Oh What A Night!

Last night madness rained in the Auckland CBD. Great atmosphere.. great fireworks… and everyone having a great time. The Tongan supporters were wonderful. Aucklanders...

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Pay By Plate Machines Gone! Update

Pay By Plate Machines Gone! Update

How bizarre. Now you see them now you don’t! Something strange has happened with those controversial new pay and display machines at Wynyard Quarter’s...

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Trams Versus Cars

Trams Versus Cars

It was inevitable that somewhere sometime in Wnyard Quarter trams and cars would come to an unhappy end. I’ve been saying so for months. Aucklanders are not...

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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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What’s on Your Mind? Aug

What’s on Your Mind? Aug

What’s on your mind today? Aucklanders use laptops but can't charge them

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Waterfront Trams FAQ

Waterfront Trams FAQ

Here is everything you need to know about the Auckland Waterfront Tramway starting August. Waterfront trams arrive |Ports of Auckland This site has been strongly...

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HOP Questions, Comments

HOP Questions, Comments

One week on from the introduction of the HOP smartcard for public transpor,t Auckland Transport is already hailing it a success. It says the introduction of the...

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What’s On Your Mind Today?

What’s On Your Mind Today?

How’s your trip today? What’s on your mind? Seen anything interesting in your travels? Auckland commuters can't charge their laltop

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Manukau: So Close, So Far

Manukau: So Close, So Far

The rail tracks have been laid inside the new 300m Manukau rail trench and once a bit of familiar station furniture is added, you could imagine the station operating....

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Auckland’s New Spanish Trains?

Auckland’s New Spanish Trains?

A consortium of Madrid-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A./  and Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation are in the running to build Auckland’s...

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Greenlane Closed For Work

Greenlane Closed For Work

If you went to catch a train at Greenlane this morning, you’ll out of luck. The station is now closed until May 1 for the platform extension work, masts and...

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How It’s Looking: Waterfront Trams

How It’s Looking: Waterfront Trams

So here is how construction of Auckland’s waterfront tramline looks right now in my walk around the actual circuit. The associated infrastructure such as light...

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Waterfront Tram Tracks Grow

Waterfront Tram Tracks Grow

The waterfront tram tracks have reached the corner of Gaunt and Daldy Sts in the Wynyard Quarter. The 1.5km loop will run clockwise along Jellicoe St, down Halsey...

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New Ganz, Matangi, Waikanae -Photos

New Ganz, Matangi, Waikanae -Photos

600 people had the chance to get on board and look around the newly refurbished Ganz Mavag unit and a four-car Matangi train when Wellington’s commuter rail...

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Summer Rail Series: How It’s Looking

Summer Rail Series: How It’s Looking

200 KiwiRail workers and contractors are involved in the KiwiRail Auckland Summer Rail development, which includes the first lok at the electric train masts. Here...

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How It’s Looking: Waterfront Trams

How It’s Looking: Waterfront Trams

The trams are back in Auckland – well, at least, the first section of tram track has been laid on the corner of Halsey and Gaunt in the Wynyard Quarter waterfront...

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How It’s Looking: St George

How It’s Looking: St George

A rail overbridge replacement at St George St, Papatoetoe to allow for rail electrification wires is one of the big Southern Line projects going on as part of the...

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How It’s Looking: Baldwin Ave

How It’s Looking: Baldwin Ave

The major revamp of Baldwin Ave to enable it to take longer trains and be ready for electrification continues as part of the Summer Rail Auckland work. Here is how...

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How It’s Looking: Quay Park

How It’s Looking: Quay Park

Resignalling around Quay Park and Britomart is a major part of the Summer Rail work around Auckland. Here is a snapshot of the work going on today: Sad...

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Auckland’s Year In Transition

Auckland’s Year In Transition

AKT expanded to cover some Auckland issues in 2010 – and just as well as the transition to a Super City council and the plans for transport in the new council...

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