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Weekend reading 27.1.18

Welcome back to weekend reading!  Today’s food for thought: as Waitangi Day approaches, what it means to be there. And as we enjoy the beach and envy coastal homeowners, a worrying discovery about how ministers have been dealing with sea level rise…    

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Let’s Coexist

Guest author Kara Puketapu-Dentice looks at New Zealand’s resource management and our struggles to look after this place, and prescribes a dose of disruption: through a simple, elegant reframing of our relationship with nature. This piece is based on a lecture given to a class from Victoria University’s Masters of Resource Management Programme on 21…

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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 2.12.17

Welcome to Saturday and Weekend Reading. This week: we love the internet, technology, and all the clever people doing clever things to make our lives better. But still…    Malgorithms In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, three experts on artificial intelligence help us understand how we accidentally transferred our biases…

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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 – 11.11.17

“Bike theft is not inevitable”: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution   For Vancouver, where more people cycle than any other North American city, bike theft is a real problem.  A trial of a high tech to way to reduce bike theft in the city has  impressive results – down 70% over two years….

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Lunchtime Reading – 4.10.17

Lunchtime reading 4.10.17   While we’re waiting to know who the (central) government will be, some food for thought to chew over with your sandwich.      Local government: more of the power (and the money)? Aotearoa’s government has one of the most centralised setups in the OECD.  Most of the money (and therefore real…

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Weekend Reading: Election Special Edition

SATURDAY 23.9.17 As always, we’ve picked a selection of the tasty pieces of insight on sustainability, liveability and accessibility that we’ve been reading but haven’t been able to write about (yet). This week, with an election flavour! Welcome to this week’s  Election Special Weekend Reading. Whatever you do, just VOTE TalkWellington won’t tell you how…

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Lunchtime Reading – 11.09.17

MONDAY 11.9.17 Lunchtime Reading: interactive transport special This week: a special interactive edition! Get your teeth into these tasty transport-flavoured treats over your lunchtime sandwich, and flick off a submission on the spot. Cheaper by bus, train and ferry? Changes are afoot in how much it costs us to use public transport in our region….

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As good as it gets

Naenae is, in many ways, a microcosm of contemporary New Zealand.  Guest author Annanonymous writes about what you see in Naenae as an outsider, and what that means for all of us.  This article was originally posted on  THE END IS NAENAE, 7 MAY 2017   It’s about nine years since our family moved to…

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