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Weekend reading 17.2.18

In this weekend’s food for thought: optimism, excitement and innovation in Christchurch – scrapped, top to bottom.  Was a key regeneration project doomed, did someone kill it, or did we starve it?

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Wet weekend reading 11.2.18

A special Wet Weekend edition – bonus for that soggy Sunday

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Holiday Reading 4.1.18

As the bells toll… so might some roads   Greater Auckland looks at the Herald’s report the NZTA is considering introducing tolls on several roads under construction, including Transmission Gully and the Petone to Grenada link.     It looks at how we assess the value of major roading projects, including travel time savings, availability…

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Holiday Reading 23.12.17

It’s Christmas! So we’re going with a festive theme this weekend. Happy holidays to you all!

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Weekend Reading 16.12.17

  Maaaate… we’re getting a bit touchy feely in this Weekend Reading: this week, being happy and having friends.  Awwwww.

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No Going Back?

Pomare’s redevelopment was “all about community engagement”, but did it ultimately serve the people who lived there? We ponder the commercial vs community pressures of public/private partnerships.     The area around Farmer Crescent in Lower Hutt was once infamous, dominated by the Mongrel Mob and scene of a 2009 stoush between the gang and…

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Weekend Reading – 29.10.17

Complement your eggs on toast this weekend with some tasty sides of future energy (it’s not that radical – the Auzzies are doing it) and the future (maybe) of Wellington city.  Mmmmm!   Get your solar on!   Cool stuff happening in the world of green energy powering cities: last month South Australia’s electricity demand…

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Weekend Reading – Saturday 21.10.17

This week TalkWellington’s had a mole at the Asian Pacific Cycle Congress (a gathering of bike-geeky types talking about how to get more people biking), held in Christchurch/Ōtautahi.   We’ll distil the most interesting morsels for you later, but for now: things that struck us comparing our Wellington region towns and the Garden City. Rebuilding after…

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Weekend Reading – Saturday 14.10.17

Buses, houses, and old stuff: this weekend’s reading is full of goodness!   “Bye bye, Leccy Bus” A small girl getting off a trolley bus ahead of me yesterday said it, and from 1st November we’ll say bye to the last vestiges of the network. From Congestion Free Wellington: “Wellington Cable Car Ltd (owned by…

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Is it just me, or is it still damp in here?

Real power can mean simply having choices to be healthier in your own home. Whare Hauora is a Wellington charity that empowers people with  detailed information about the healthiness of our homes. Living in a cold, draughty, damp house in Wellington is a period in many Wellingtonians’ lives. From warmer, drier houses we tell stories…

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