Welcome to Climatic change induced conditions I was over in Central Auckland when at 2pm the sky went very yellow and dark. The smoke from the Australian fires had finally … Continue reading Auckland goes Sepia from the Australian Fires – A Photo Collection
Planning too dominant Yesterday I was at the New Zealand Geographical Society and Institute of Australian Geographers Conference at my old university – the University of Auckland. The event … Continue reading NZGS/IAG Conference – Urban Geography Was Great Fun But I Felt Extremely Let Down By NZ Geography. NZ Also has a wider problem!
This folks is how we do things Yesterday the Victorian State Government merged their roads and public transport departments together to create a combined transport agency. In New Zealand … Continue reading Victoria Creates Combined Transport Agency Leaving NZ with Archaic Model
According to the Australians – yes Yesterday Auckland Future’s Auckland Mayoral Candidate Victoria Crone trotted out the tried and failed Rates Cap policy (2% for residential) along with this … Continue reading Can We Tolerate an Increase in Tax (or Rates) if it Meant Better Services? #AKLPols
Federal Government drives to green its cities The Australian Liberal Government (basically their version of our National Government) is making moves through its Cities Ministry (yes the Australians have … Continue reading Australian Cities Going for Green. New Zealand? Eh what are Trees?
Liberal Prime Minister recognises the importance of the City From the Planning Institute of Australia Planners applaud return of cities to frontbench prominence Australia’s peak body for urban and … Continue reading Australia Gets a Minister for Cities and Built Environment. New Zealand? Stuck Somewhere in the Past?
Your Government is to blame for the incoming Rates Rise I saw last night Auckland Tories get upset over the incoming Rates rises via the Long Term Plan. This is … Continue reading A Message To Auckland Tories
New Super Government Coordinated Role So as the news about Paula Bennett wanting to do something else after being Minister for Social Development over the last six years I … Continue reading Minister and Ministry of Planning
Hugh Pavletich gives his thoughts on Australia’s Housing WHEN WILL THE AUSSIE HOUSING BUBBLE BURST ? Hugh Pavletich, 10 September 2014 Peter Martin, Economics Editor with The Age … Continue reading Australian Housing Situation Dire?
But no funding for rail – even a rail corridor for future development The Australian Federal Government in partnership with the New South Wales State Government has announced the … Continue reading Federal Government Announces $2.9b Road Package for Sydney’s New Airport