On assignment – blogging slow down I have embarked on a research assignment for the University of Waikato looking in the critiques of the Planning system and its effects … Continue reading On Assignment – Researching NZ Housing and Critiques to our Planning System
New Scholarships Awarded From Housing New Zealand: Housing New Zealand awards new scholarships to future public housing professionals Housing New Zealand last night awarded the first of its annual … Continue reading Bright Future Ahead for Public Housing Pro’s. Housing NZ Awards New Scholarships
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?
Divide up into smaller pieces By now you would have seen the doom and gloom Herald articles about the Isthmus’s sewer network spilling sewerage into the harbours on a … Continue reading How to Handle Auckland’s Growth: Do We Divide Up or Go All In?
Tauranga could learn from Auckland example After Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers wrote a lot of tripe (you could say Alternative Facts) how Tauranga should be an example of how … Continue reading Tauranga Suburban Dystopia: Could Learn Urbanism from Auckland
Need a second international City Statistics New Zealand are reporting that due to continued high immigration and high birth rates (looks like we are above the population replacement rate … Continue reading New Zealand to Hit 5 Million by 2020
Deja vu moment as Elected Representatives realise human element missing from planning Reading the following statement from Auckland Council below it seems our Councillors and for that matter our … Continue reading Councillors Realise Social Response needed for Auckland’s Growth 5 Years Late #AKLPols
Want Goods moved efficiently? Try rail and boat From Transport Spokesperson for the Greens Party – Julie Ann Genter: Greens launch Safer, Cleaner Freight policy to get trucks off … Continue reading Greens Commit to Rail and Shipping with Freight
The way-less travelled A couple of pieces today on Auckland and Tauranga. Both beautiful places both places I enjoy greatly and have done so since childhood. The problem? Getting … Continue reading Tauranga is Indeed Beautiful. If Only Getting There Wasn’t a Problem
City also now accounts for 36.6% of national GDP Latest figures out from Statistics New Zealand paint a very imbalanced picture in terms of growth. From Statistic New Zealand: … Continue reading Auckland Makes up 65% of GDP Growth, Regions Lag