Twitter Broke

Apologies folks on the lack of live Tweeting from the Auckland Development Committee with the Manukau Transform agenda being discussed today.

I can’t exactly tweet if Twitter decides to break itself which it did today for most of today.


Full report on Panuku and Transform Manukau tomorrow.


Manukau Transform Project area Source: Panuku Development Auckland
Manukau Transform Project area
Source: Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Conversations – Urban Economics

Good news

After the first 15 minutes and enough Twitter Spam to start a #trend we got into the nuts and bolts on the Urban Economics presentation by Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser.

Once his presentation is up I will retrieve it and link it back here. Needless to say it was a thought-provoking session although again the questions were patsy.

And tomorrow it is off to the Auckland Plan Committee to observe what will be a full day of Unitary Plan deliberations. I will be running the commentary live via the blog and Twitter on the proceedings as they happen. So stay tuned.


Auckland Conversations – Urban Economics

I am here at Aotea Centre waiting for the start on today’s Auckland Conversation piece on Urban Economics: Up or Out.

I will be tweeting live from the event as it happens.

I also wonder if I should open live bets on the questions. That is will we get some actual real questions asked to the panel (which includes our Deputy Mayor) today or will we get the same patsy questions from the same patsy people pushing their same patsy barrow.

I suppose we will soon see.

And I am Back

Back from Australia


Hello readers


Update: And both Bekka and I are back in Auckland after two weeks away in Australia. Was a great time away and the credit card was not damaged that much after “contributing” to the Aussie economy. Early night tonight and back into things slowly from tomorrow

Colonel Hogan and Hypotenuse are all well too and glad to see us back




I am at Sydney Airport waiting to board my flight home. It has been a good time away in Aussie relaxing and contributing to the Aussie economy – although I am not going to like the credit card bill next month

BR:AKL will be partially back tomorrow as I complete the photo dumps into the blog and back at full capacity on Monday with commentary to resume on transport and the Unitary Plan.

So hang tight folks til Monday

Although from messages received while away it seems that Auckland needs its backside either kicked or saved again.

Then again in Aussie politics the ALP with Gillard at the helm are buggered…