Devil is in the detail Yesterday the National Party announced rather quietly that it would if re-elected it would move to create legislation specifically for urban planning taking it … Continue reading National Proposes Separate Urban Environment Legislation Away From Resource Management Act
Quake dents Kiwi Rail Financials For those who say rail is not viable I have this from Kiwi Rail: Earthquake doesn’t diminish strong KiwiRail result 25 August 2017 12:12PM … Continue reading Kiwi Rail Posts $52m Surplus
What are these contraptions In my Regional Rapid Rail, Inter-Regional Planning, and a Planning Ministry. Transforming and Unlocking Places post I talked about a Planning Ministry and a New Zealand Infrastructure Agency … Continue reading The Planning (Super) Ministry and the NZIA. What Are They?
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