Work fewer days to bust congestion?

Perpetual Guardian got plenty of news coverage last week after announcing that they would be trialling a four-day working week for all staff. At its core, its core they say it’s about improving staff motivation and productivity. In March, Perpetual Guardian, a firm which deals with wills and trust funds, will introduce a four-day week for a period of six weeks across the business of over 200 staff in a bid to measure what impact this will have on productivity within the company.…
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Where now for the Regional Land Transport Plan?

So yesterday the Auckland Transport Board did its job and thoroughly rejected the disgraceful draft budget that staff had put in front of them. Their decision is perhaps best captured by Simon Wilson’s tweet: Board of @AklTransport has resolved to rewrite its project priorities to reflect public transport, cycling+walking, safety, carbon reduction, in line with @AklCouncil + govt wishes, and throw out the bullshit list prepared by AT staff.…
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Roads of National Party Significance

For a long time there was a joke that the last government’s Roads of National Significance (RoNS) were missing the word ‘Party’ from the name. That amended name seems even more appropriate now following National’s latest move, to start a number of petitions asking the government to build the roads National promised during the election.…
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