#SummerSeries 17/18 – Talking Southern Auckland Celebrates Six Years

Six years and still going strong


January 1, 2012 at a camp ground in Mount Maunganui (now and rather ironically the camp site is replaced with Terraced Housing). This would be the day Talking Southern Auckland (then View of Auckland) was launched with the purpose of covering Auckland matters in the Super City era. First up on the bat would be the Auckland Plan then three years covering the Unitary Plan with a good dose of transport issues along the way.


Fast forward to 2018 and I mark six years later and I look at how far things have come.


The Auckland Plan goes for its refresh this year, we get our third iteration of the Long Term Plan, the Unitary Plan is operative and Transform Manukau is under-way.


2018 marks the second year of The Age of the City with large investment programs still the name of the game – although a more progressive flavour under the regime of the Minister of Transport, Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford compared to his National predecessors.


So here is to six years with hopefully plenty more ahead!

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(Note: the blog itself was first written up in December 2011, however it wouldn’t become official in taking on its domain name until January 1, 2012)