The following posts are filed under: Society & Community.
One of them kills and debilitates thousands of Kiwis a year, especially the young. It’s got simple solutions that don’t require expensive consultancy services.
The other causes nasty harm on a much smaller scale, but has a delightfully thrilling moral stink that’s seductively adjacent to beneficiary-bashing for those inclined that way.Read More
Wellington’s councillors recently asked the government for permission to use a regional fuel tax to help pay for our transport infrastructure improvements. Guest author Taximan muses on the true costs of transport, and on the odds our leaders would spend more money well.Read More
All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open – it’s even worth missing a few minutes of fave TV.Read More
Travel times are at the heart of transport business cases. Business cases are how bureaucrats decide what’s worth spending your money on and what’s not (before politics), and we invest billions of public dollars every year on transport according to business cases. You’d hope they’ve got fundamentally sensible calculations of benefit to the nation… but do they?
Harriet Gale of Greater Auckland points out some big questions regarding how we do our sums.
2018 is definitely the Wellington region’s Year of Transport which means it’s also the Year Of People Talking About Transport. Talk Wellington takes a couple of recent developments and wonders how well our models are working.Read More
All our towns are being shaped his year by a boring sounding but extremely important document: their Long Term Plan. It’s really important to have your say on the last one still open – it’s even worth missing a few minutes of MAFS.Read More
If you could go around as a different gender for a while – like Robin Williams’ character in Mrs Doubtfire – you’d have a different experience of your city. Because they’re mainly designed and run by men, cities tend not to work so well for those who aren’t. But that’s not how it’s going to be in…Read More
In this weekend’s food for thought: more news about blimmin’ Scandinavians doing it right.Read More
Māori land is a fascinating feature of New Zealand, and now you can see where it all is. Talk Wellington loves anything that sheds light on important and confusing areas… and we really love maps!Read More
People around Levin stand to have their homes bought by force because they’re in the way of a new expressway. Talk Wellington ponders the local reactions when a local landscape is changed in the greater good – and features a post from a vastly different conflict environmentRead More