Tonight Simon Wilson chairs a Spinoff debate at Ika Seafood Restaurant about the future of the Labour Party. But does the party have a future at all? He’s not convinced. The Unitary Plan debate in Auckland opened another faultline in the progressive movement, just in case you didn’t have enough to
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Hulse is the only logical choice to hold the votes A rather interesting news story came out yesterday about who Mayor-elect Phil Goff would select as his Deputy Mayor. … Continue reading Goff Fails Acid Test and Commits Fatal Error in Selection of Deputy Mayor #VoteAKL
For Your Information From Auckland Council: Appeals period for designations begins The separate appeals period for designations included in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan begins from today. A designation … Continue reading #UnitaryPlan Appeals Open for Designations. Updates On Unitary Plan Appeals
The renderings look very good and the new cycle lanes and pedestrian paths will be heavily utilised especially when the K’Road City Rail Link Station opens up. However, those bus lanes need to be 24/7 given the amount of bus traffic that plies that stretch and the amount of off-peak users on those busses. Something again that will only increase when the CRL is operating from 2023.
Manukau City Centre with its wide boulevards are ripe for this kind of transformation as well. Something Panuku Development Auckland will be keeping in their minds as well as mine too.
If I had to pick a road in Manukau that would be the best place to start? Ronwood Avenue given it is both a main bus access link from the north and a pedestrian/cycle link across the east-west access of Manukau City Centre as well. The next road after that would be Druces Road in the south of Manukau as that links Manukau City Centre to a key residential area AND the eastern flanks of the Wiri industrial complex.
Manukau Station Road is another candidate but I would prefer the Botany Line Light Rail Transit system be drawn up and the route protected first to save a case of ripping things up a second time (the build once mantra).
Lot’s of potential here with K’ Road and potential that can be translated into most of the Metropolitan Centres as well.
Increased trains on Southern Line raises congestion fears If you live near the Southern (rail) Line like I do you might have noticed an increased amount of both passenger … Continue reading Auckland Transport Accord Demonstrates Need for Third Main NOW
What is happening in Southern Auckland With the elections focus returns back to Southern Auckland and the next three years ahead. With also the Auckland Transport Alignment Program in … Continue reading Four Information Requests With Auckland Transport
Progressive Council remains The final results for a rather poor turnout of an election (36%) are finally in. Governing Body wise we have a progressive Council sitting on a … Continue reading Final #VoteAKL Results
Is that a way to treat voters? Acid tests is something it seems Councillor-elect Daniel Newman has issues in dealing with. An issue was brought up in the community pages … Continue reading Councillor-elect Newman Blocks Rather Than Engages with Constituents
Yay for more using trains, ouch for the parking issues though If you live in Papakura and catch the train from Papakura Station you might be struggling to find … Continue reading Papakura and Takanini Park and Ride Omnishambles. New Councillor – Newman Fails Acid Test