Weekly Roundup 2-June-2023

It’s Friday and we’ve got a long weekend ahead of us. Here’s our latest roundup of stories that caught our eye this week. The Week in Greater Auckland On Monday Matt reviewed National’s new housing policy. On Tuesday Matt looked at some of the highlights from Auckland Transport’s latest board meeting.…
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Weekly Roundup 26-May-2023

Welcome to Friday – again! Hard to believe we’re almost in June. Here’s our latest roundup of stories that caught our eye this week. The Week in Greater Auckland On Monday, Matt covered the transport highlights from this year’s Budget. On Tuesday, Matt asked if the end is finally in sight for bus disruption Yesterday, Matt looked at some of the implications on other projects of the delay on the City Rail Link Reminder on Karanga-a-Hape Station neighbourhood Consultation A quick reminder that today is the last day to give feedback on the consultation for improvements around the Karanga-a-Hape station entrances.…
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Weekly Roundup 19-May-2023

Welcome to Friday. Here’s our latest roundup of stories that caught our eye this week. The Week in Greater Auckland On Monday, Matt looked at Christchurch’s proposal for light rail On Tuesday, Matt covered AT’s Hobson St consultation Yesterday, Matt highlighted how we’re taking resilience more seriously but we need to do the same with emissions reductions The Budget The government delivered their latest budget yesterday.…
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Weekly Roundup 12-May-2023

Welcome to Friday, it’s been a crazy week of weather in Auckland and we’re certainly looking forward to what is meant to be a more settled weekend. Here’s our latest roundup of stories that caught our eye this week. The Week in Greater Auckland On Monday, Matt asked if it is finally time to reform Kiwirail On Wednesday Matt looked at the impacts on public transport of the latest storm induced chaos Yesterday a guest post shone a light on intercity rail in the Upper North Island A continued focus on Kiwirail Kiwirail’s failures have continued to be in the news this week, including this good piece from Radio NZ’s The Detail looking at how things have gotten so bad.…
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Weekly Roundup – Easter Edition

With Good Friday tomorrow, we thought we’d do the weekly roundup a day early this week. Here’s a basket of reading goodies for your long weekend. Our header image this week, via the Auckland City Centre Residents Group, shows a social gathering in the Emily Place park (a legacy project of the original Innovating Streets programme, still going strong.)…
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Leaked emails reveal plan to turn light-rail into a road tunnel

The NZ Herald reports: Leaked emails between senior officials at Auckland Light Rail, Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport have revealed a surprising twist in the long-running saga of the Auckland Light Rail project. A stack of emails between Auckland Light Rail and an unnamed senior official at Waka Kotahi, who appears to have been a close colleague for many years in his former role at Waka Kotahi, have been leaked to the NZ Herald.…
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