Weekly Roundup – 20-Nov-20

Here’s our wrap up for the week – although to be fair some of these are from previous weeks. Electric Buses on Waiheke Waiheke buses have gone electric. Auckland Transport and Fullers360 officially welcomed the first of Waiheke Island’s new, fully electric bus fleet, with nearly a third of the buses taking to the Island’s streets.…
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Household Emissions in NZ (part 2 – transport)

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on household emissions in NZ. Part 1 looked at whole-of-life emissions from housing, and this part does the same for transport. Part 3 will tie them together. Last time, I started with a graph showing the carbon footprint for an average New Zealand household, with transport very much in “big toe” position: Stats NZ have kindly provided more of a breakdown on the transport figures, letting me make the new graph below: An average NZ household creates 5.2 tonnes of ‘direct’ emissions a year from using petrol and diesel, with another 0.9 tonnes of ‘indirect’ emissions coming from the supply chain.…
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Weekly Roundup – 13-Nov-20

Here’s our roundup for the week of things you may not have seen. Puhoi to Warkworth Transmission Gully isn’t the only of Waka Kotahi’s Public Private Partnerships to see costs increase with Puhoi to Warkworth now confirmed to have had another one too.…
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Building Consent Surge

Almost everywhere you look around Auckland these days there are new houses being built, in particular single houses making way for multiple townhouses or apartments. There is so much going on that we’re seeing new records being set for building consents.…
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The Drury Problem

On Tuesday in my summary of the upcoming Auckland Transport Board meeting I highlighted the issue of the five significant private plan changes in and around Drury. These plan changes are causing concern as they are ‘out of sequence’ with the current development strategy, a classic move by the sprawl industrial complex.…
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Weekly Roundup – 18-Sep-20

Here is our weekly roundup CRL Station Construction ramping up Works on construction of the Karangahape Rd Station are getting serious with the temporary access shaft nearing completion and mining of the stations 217m long platforms as well as the connecting passageways due to start in a few weeks Meanwhile further north at Aotea, the first section of roof across the Albert/Wellesley intersection has been poured.…
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Weekly Roundup – 04-Sep-20

Here’s our roundup for the week Eastern Closed for another two weeks Yesterday Kiwirail announced that they were keeping the Eastern Line closed for another two weeks to continue replacing tracks. The Eastern Line was due to re-open on Monday after a two-week temporary closure but will now re-open on 21 September.…
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Conserving Aggregate

Road building delayed because governments ‘fail to plan for quarries’ This was the title of a Stuff article last month by Wayne Scott, the chief executive officer of the Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA). He said: politicians of all persuasions have paid only lip service to ensuring the rock, stone and sand which form the foundation for all infrastructure can actually be provided… Transmission Gully’s delays and cost blowouts are the latest example.…
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