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Introduction to Talking Auckland Analysis into the Alternative Transport Funding Package

First of a pod-cast series   I am going to try something a bit different in the Transport Funding (that I call the Alternative Transport Funding Package) debate. Rather than the long written essays I am going to try some audio pod casts no longer than five minutes per podcast. Each pod-cast will cover a…

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Questions for the Mayor and the Independent Advisory Board

Questions sent, my analysis will come tomorrow   Earlier today Mayor Len Brown, and the Independent Advisory Board released what I have called as the Alternative Transport Funding Package. You can see the package as well as these supposed options in funding the package here: The Auckland Transport Alternative Funding Package   As I was not…

Electric Train at Britomart
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The Auckland Transport Alternative Funding Package

Option 1 or Option 2 Either way it is taxes folks   The Independent Advisory Board has today release two options to assist funding Auckland’s ambitious transport investment scheme. So far we as a City are about $12 billion short to carry out the current Integrated Transport Program. The IAB were tasked in finding alternative…

New Lifejacket Rules Received Well

So far so good   From Auckland Council (seeming this particular issue did cause debate while we still have deaths on the water from those in boats under six metres owing to people not wearing lifejackets) Aucklanders respond well to lifejacket rules   Auckland’s Harbourmaster is hailing the first weekend of the council’s new rules…

Lopdell House today
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Lopdell Precinct and New Gallery Unveiled

Waitakere Local Board proceeding with project   From the Waitakere Local Board via Auckland Council: $19m Lopdell Precinct and new gallery unveiled   A civic opening ceremony and free family day featuring arts, music and film will celebrate completion of the $19million Lopdell Precinct redevelopment in Titirangi this Saturday (1 November). The two-year project has…