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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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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Weekly Roundup – 04-Dec-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Otahuhu Platform 3 opens Monday saw the officially opening of the new platform at Otahuhu which along with 1.3km of new track and four new crossovers has been built as part of the City Rail Link works to enable trains to turn back.…
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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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