Speculation Second Harbour Crossing (as Road only) Could Be Accelerated

Labour questions Government on leaked document that states Prime Minister is set to announce advancing second harbour crossing in August (on the campaign)   I caught this from Labour’s Phil Twyford and thought that was the joke rather than Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee offering up his resignation: PM is due to announce on Aug…

Botany Metropolitan Centre

Shortage of Land for Retail?

Nope. Try Inefficient use of existing retail land first   So Cameron Brewer says we are desperately short on retail land and has a whinge about it in the Herald as seen (in extract) below: Desperate shortage’ of retail space, says Auckland councillor   10:25 AM Thursday Jul 24, 2014. Anne Gibson Auckland is suffering…

Electric Train Fleet Grounded [updated]

This Saga is fast becoming intolerable   I was going to do a post in follow-up to Transport Blog’s Why are the electric trains so slow? in light of Stuff’s article yesterday: New Auckland trains can’t speed up There is no point doing that post any more when you see this: Electric trains are temporarily being replaced on…

Papakura Town Centre from north end
Source: http://amerinz.blogspot.co.nz/2009/10/auckland-views-papakura.html

So How About our Centre Right Councillors Being With the Government

Government wants “loopy” regulations gone     As Transport Blog quite rightfully said and as I have noted in my various submissions over the last four years in winding back loopy planning rules that entrench the housing unaffordablity situation Auckland current has. From Transport Blog Taskforce to Tackle Loopy Rules … how about they start with some that…