Weekly Roundup 23-September-22

Kia ora koutou. Public holiday on Monday AND daylight savings begins on Sunday. The week in Greater Auckland On Monday, Matt wrote about the proposed Reshaping Streets legislation changes, for which submissions closed on Monday night. In Tuesday’s post, Heidi encouraged all of us to get out and vote, march and motivate: vote in the local body elections, march in today’s Fridays for Future climate protest, and motivate each other to join in.…
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Weekly Roundup 16-September-2022

Ah, kua tae mai te rā whakatā. The weekend has arrived! Cover image via Ensemble Magazine. The week in Greater Auckland In Monday’s post, Heidi explained that for the Government’s strategic direction, the road authorities need to read the GPS – they shouldn’t just blindly keep spending Activity Class funds in the same old way.…
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Weekly Roundup 09-September-2022

Kia ora! hope you’ve had a lovely first week of Mahuru. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post was a dive into building consent data both from Auckland and across the rest of the motu. Tuesday’s post responded to a recent op-ed by Simon Bridges which criticised the TERP’s position on travel time savings.…
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Weekly Roundup 02-September-2022

Header image from the CRL newsletter. Kua tae mai a koanga – spring has arrived and there have been some truly beautiful days in Tāmaki Makaurau this past week. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post celebrated the opening of Ngā Hau Māngere, and asked why Waka Kotahi is still digging its heels in about trialing a walking and cycling lane on the harbour bridge.…
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Weekly Roundup 26-August-2022

And so we roll into the last days of August, with spring in the air. Our header image this week: a night shot of Ngā Hau Māngere, the new old bridge which officially opens this weekend.  The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post by Heidi, Turning Over a New Leaf, launched the week by examining how the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (adopted by Council last week) signals the dawn of a new era.…
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Weekly Roundup 19-August-2022

Koanga (spring) might be just around the corner but a stormy winter is hanging on with both hands across the motu this week. Header image this week from a New Yorker cover by Jean-Jacques Sempé. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post was about Parliament’s announcement of an inquiry into the future of inter-regional passenger rail.…
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Weekly Roundup 12-August-2022

Kia ora koutou mā, happy Friday and hope you’re doing well. Here’s some roundup goodness for you to enjoy over the weekend. The week in Greater Auckland On Tuesday, Matt revived the light rail debate, with a comprehensive list of points explaining the benefits of surface light rail, and asking if a different route would work better for the tunneled version.…
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Weekly Roundup 05-August-2022

Tēnā koutou and welcome to the first weekly roundup of August/Here-turi-kōkā. Cover image: Auckland’s newest TBM gets sent underground in style. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post broke down the VKT reduction targets in the Emissions Reduction Plan. On Tuesday, Scott shared a Coalition for More Homes letter asking Council why planning for [underground] Light Rail appears to be getting in the way of denser housing where it’s needed on the Isthmus.…
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Weekly roundup 29-July-2022

It’s that time of the week again, and it’s the last weekly roundup for July. We are truly over the hump of winter! Cover image: an Auckland Sunrise, by Jordan Carter The week in Greater Auckland On Monday, Matt wrote about Waka Kotahi’s decision to fund the increased cost of the Ngauranga to Petone seawall-with-a-bike-lane ‘cycleway’ project.…
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