Scoot, Scoot Me

This is a guest post from Steph Robinson a full time mum, part time worker in Auckland City Centre fringe. I love my car but there must be a better way… Goodbye long, long, long school holidays. I’m not bitter about our school having what seems to be an extra week off over other schools.…
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Trolls under the bridge

This is a guest post from Nicholas Lee In October 2018, NZTA closed the pedestrian bridge connecting the shore of Onehunga with the Mangere Bridge. At nearly hundred years old the bridge has deteriorated to the point of being unsafe and has been due for rebuilding or repair since its closure for motor traffic when the first SH20 bridge over it was opened in the 1980s.…
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Complaint causes discomfort for engineers

This is a guest post from Bevan Woodward Recently I lodged a complaint with Engineering NZ relating to the common practice of road engineers who trade-off the safety of pedestrians to avoid minor inconvenience for motorists. I believe that such practice contravenes the Engineering NZ’s Code of Ethical Conduct which requires all members to “take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of people.” The details of my complaint are here.…
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Malaysian Regional Rapid Rail

This is a Guest Post by Nick R. The Malaysian rail network is remarkably similar to New Zealand’s. So similar in fact they actually run some old New Zealand Rail carriages on a tourist train the length of the country. Much like New Zealand, Malaysian rail was developed by the British in the colonial era using the cheap and cheerful approach to linking the main population, industrial centres and ports together.…
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The causes and economic consequences of rising regional housing prices (part 3)

This is a post from Peter Nunns. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  In the first two posts in this series I introduced the postgraduate research project I’ve been working on, which looks at the causes and economic consequences of rising regional housing prices in New Zealand, and outlined the role of scarcity in driving house prices up, especially in Auckland.…
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