Flashback Sunday – Isolated in the quarter-acre pavlova paradise?

Every weekend we dig into the archives. This post by Peter was originally published in June 2015. The other week, the NZ Herald reported on some new research into Kiwis’ sense of social connectedness. The results, unfortunately, are fairly dismal: New research has found that New Zealanders are losing touch with their neighbours – and it’s affecting our wellbeing.…
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Business as usual or a park for the planet and our people? The case of Chamberlain ‘Park’

This is a guest post from Nola Smart Generation Zero Auckland Local Policy Lead As Auckland grows and intensifies,it is increasingly important to have accessible green spaces for all. The Albert-Eden Local Board area is one area that requires an investment in providing more open space to help deliver on the Auckland Plan, to support higher density living.…
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Moving the port

There is increasing discussion about the moving the Ports of Auckland to Northland with the latest report on it being shared with cabinet ministers. Cabinet ministers now have a copy of a report urging the government to move the Auckland port up north, but say no final decisions have been made.…
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Weekly Roundup 08-Nov-19

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have cropped up this week CRL Walkthrough Tickets On Wednesday City Rail Link gave away tickets for a walk though of the tunnels next weekend. However due to the strong demand and an appalling system that would reserve tickets but kept on crashing when you tried to enter your details to secure them, many people including myself were left frustrated by not being able to get any.…
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Weekly Roundup 01-Nov-19

It may have been a short week but there’s still be plenty of transport news. So here’s a bit of a round up of the other stories that have cropped up this week. First new electric train arrives The first of our 15 new electric trains arrived last week AM810 arrived from Spain on via roll-on/roll-off vessel, Hoegh Transporter.…
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Elevated Lines

This is a guest post by Ella Kay. I’m currently staying adjacent to one of Berlin’s U-Bahn lines. I wouldn’t usually notice how proximate I was to a train line (apart from being near enough to a station), but couldn’t avoid noticing it here as the rail line is just below eye level of my fourth floor window.…
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Weekly Roundup 25-Oct-19

It’s certainly been a busy week with all of the light rail news and discussion. So here’s a bit of a round up of the other stories that have cropped up this week. City Rail Link Demolition The area around the Mt Eden station is going to start looking very different as demolition has started in advance of the main construction works.…
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A miracle on High Street

Over the last few days the council have shown that miracles can happen, even if they’re somewhat belated, with High St finally starting to be transformed into a more people friendly space. To tie in with Art Week, the council have implemented the first stage in a trial give more space to pedestrians.…
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Weekly Roundup 11-Oct-19

Last week’s weekly roundup seemed popular so here it is again. CRL Open Day City Rail Link are giving 10,000 people the chance to walk through the CRL tunnels they’ve built to date. Aucklanders will have the opportunity next month to walk a section of the 3.45-kilometre-long tunnels being built for the City Rail Link project.…
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