Port Performance

The issue around ports has been a hot topic of late. Recently I stumbled across some data about our ports which I found interesting so thought I would share. The data contains history of imports and exports from each port (sea and air) by both weight and dollar value.…
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America’s Cup base location shortlist

We’re excited about Auckland hosting the next America’s Cup. In part this is due to the opportunity it provides to further enhance our city. That’s because there’s nothing quite like the unmovable deadline of a prestigious event to give politicians and officials the impetus needed to push along improvements to the city. …
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Vision Zero on The Nation

Dr Matts-Åke Belin who is speaking at a Women in Urbanism event tonight and at Auckland Conversations on Wednesday was interviewed on The Nation on Saturday.It’s great that this was picked up by The Nation, our increasing road toll is a disgrace.…
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What kind of light rail should we get?

Ever since Auckland Transport first started talking about light rail, initially just on the isthmus, it’s been shown as modern, low-floor vehicles, like you might find gliding through a European city. An attractive and exciting proposition for sure, one made even better with the new government have committed to it.…
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Port Future Talk

The future of Auckland’s port has been in the news quite a bit lately. Port Masterplan Last week the port released a 30-year masterplan, although given what’s in it, it feels more like a 10-year plan. It’s all part of a push to claim that they’re a reformed organisation, no longer intent on pushing further out into the harbour and working towards creating a land-bridge to Devonport.…
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