Weekly Roundup – 15-Jan-21

Welcome back to the Weekly roundup. The news has been light over the last few weeks but there are a few things that have caught out eye. Firstly, how great is this effort from Alex It's taken months of part collecting and assembling, but finally the Lego @AklTransport inspired station is (almost) complete!…
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Of Trees and Housing

Urban trees have become an increasingly heated topic over the last few years, and understandably so given how many have been lost after the previous government removed blanket protections from the RMA. This is manifesting itself currently in Avondale in a battle between a much needed housing development and the fate of a single but significant tree.…
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Recent Road Safety Discussions

In 2020, a total of 320 people lost their lives on our roads. That’s an improvement on the 350 people that were killed the year before, but the improvement is due to little travel occurring during the first COVID lockdown and if you take the main part of the lockdown out, April and May, the rest of the year was higher (289 last year vs 279 the year before).…
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2021 – The Year Ahead

Welcome to 2021. After wrapping up 2020 before Christmas, here’s a look at some of the things we can expect to see in 2021. Lots of projects to be completed While we will continue to see and have to deal with the impacts of COVID, one big theme this year is we’re finally going start to see the benefit of all the disruption that the city has been experiencing with the completion/opening of a lot projects all around Auckland.…
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Time to rethink Mill Rd

Last week the NZ Herald highlighted how Waka Kotahi NZTA were ramping up their works on the Mill Rd project and that hundreds of homes and businesses are in the way of this huge project. This includes a lot of new homes built just four years ago.…
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