All things donut evil + New Tavern opening I had mentioned a while ago that Krispy Kreme was coming to Manukau City Centre. Well it has been confirmed with … Continue reading Krispy Kreme Opens in Manukau 2018
Should shops open on Easter Sunday? From Auckland Council: We want your feedback on Easter Sunday trading in Auckland Auckland Council wants to know what people that live and … Continue reading Get Your Feedback in on Easter Sunday Trading
Smart growth And no when I say smart growth I do not mean a water tight Metropolitan Urban Limit that forbids development outside it and does not move without … Continue reading Sprawl While Inevitable Sprawl Does Cost a City
Southern Airport Line just makes sense Before the Planning Committee started yesterday I was having a discussion with Orakei Ward Councillor Desley Simpson over what project should be next given … Continue reading The Southern Airport Line. Our Next Project After the City Rail Link
Auckland Burns while Finance Minister Fiddles Airport Lines, not being stuck on the Southern Motorway day in day out, bus lanes that spanned City wide. You would think this … Continue reading The Airport Line? Where Is It? Finance Minister Continues Anti-Auckland Agenda
Planning properly with hospitality precincts Couple arrive at restaurant Who is driving? I am Orange Juice for you Patronage time: one hour Couple arrive at party Who is driving? … Continue reading Parking and Other Transport Modes: Perceptions between Patron and Owner Differ
Galling or prudent? The announcement of $53m to be spent at the World Expo in 2020 managed to rile both sides of the political spectrum up one way or … Continue reading A Matter of Priorities: How Would You Spend $53m?
A collection of Urban Geography stories on the growth and its pressures on Southern Auckland Introducing the second Omnibus collection of stories from Talking Southern Auckland: The Southern Auckland … Continue reading The Southern Auckland Development and Its Pressures Omnibus
Land shortage could force release of more land When vacant land for industrial development is as low as it is in Auckland (2.1%) you could surmise two things: Auckland … Continue reading Industry: It Doesnt Cut Ribbons But It is Crucial to the Economy
Pressures in Southern Auckland require some more unique thinking [Republishing this after it gotten lost with Cyclone Cook] From 2013-2016 when the Unitary Plan was being created I floated … Continue reading Growth Pressures in Southern Auckland: Is/Should the Super Metropolitan Centre to Make a Comeback?