Council states the scheme is a good start Auckland Council which runs its own home insulation scheme has welcomed the Government scheme today. From Scoop: Government move on rental standards … Continue reading Auckland Council Reacts to Government Rental Insulation Scheme
Government brings in insulation scheme for rentals Last month I posted on a basic but effective Housing Warrant of Fitness Scheme the Government could implement on the housing stock. Housing … Continue reading Government Introduces Insulation Scheme For Rentals
Academia again looking in wrong direction on Obesity Issue I see the usual shrieking around the need for what is essentially a ‘Fat and Sugar Tax’ is doing the rounds … Continue reading I Say No to Fat Taxes, I say No to Fruit Subsidies, I Do Say Yes to Better Planning
Was the SHA really needed when the employment hubs weren’t ready Note on the Glenbrook Special Housing Area: I will be doing more follow-up on that particular SHA as soon … Continue reading More on the Drury Special Housing Area
Aucklanders seeming to be not happy on the Film Studio Decision Yesterday the Auckland Council Auckland Development Committee resolved to follow through with the ATEED proposal of building a film … Continue reading Council Looking Down the Barrel of a Wrong Decision Over Hobsonville Point – UPDATED
What was resolved out of the Committee this month From the Auckland Development Committee for your information Hobsonville Point block decision central to ADC agenda Decisions on future uses of … Continue reading Auckland Development Committee Digests – July 2015
Official Information Act Requests away I have three Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act requests away with Auckland Council, Auckland Council Property Limited, and Auckland Transport currently. They are … Continue reading LGOIMA Requests Away with Auckland Council + Update in Manukau Sleepyhead Site
Some large items on the Agenda Today at 9:30am the Auckland Development Committee meets to discuss some weighty items. I will be live Tweeting the open session through the morning … Continue reading Auckland Development Committee Meets Today + Upcoming Interview
The SHA does fulfil Auckland Plan requirements The recent Special Housing Area announcement for SHA’s in Drury and Glenbrook was one that earned reaction of “what the heck” from Auckland … Continue reading More on the Glenbrook Special Housing Area
Some reminders in light of the Skypath consent approval last week
Skypath – the cycle & pedestrian path on the Auckland bridge – is a good thing. I’m looking forward to using it. But some of those celebrating its recently-granted resource consent could show more sympathy to the people of Northcote point, some of whom were inclined to oppose it.
I like Nortcote point. I like the cinema, the restaurants, the ferries, and one of Auckland’s best (and few remaining) pubs. But the best bit is right at the end. You can’t really see it on the Internet (although it’s poetic that the Auckland Council consent documents have a couple of blurry shots). Google’s street view won’t take you there, even though there’s a road with houses on it. There are no photographs posted there, either on Google or Flickr No, you have to go there.
The road narrows and then suddenly slips under the bridge, like a secret doorway into a private world…
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