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The following posts are filed under: Utilities & Infrastructure.

Transmission Gully: PPPs, infrastructure and mythical sagas

Some great journalism’s been unpicking the myth, machinations and money of the megaproject.

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Seize it or miss it: COVID stimulus and regeneration

We’re nearly going to Level 3, but COVID-19 is going to rattle our country for years to come. How do we stimulate and regenerate Ao-NZ, not just put ourselves back exactly where we were before?

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Post-COVID stimulus: THE WELLINGTON UPGRADE!

As loads of government folks burn midnight oil defending us from the COVID-19 pandemic, others are looking at how to stimulate our economy. What should Wellington call for in a stimulus package?

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Where’s Wellington’s “Accessible City” plan?

It’s still not done to envy Auckland; it’s somehow disloyal. But guest poster Jamie Has Two Feet looks longingly at Tāmaki’s clear vision for people in their city centre.

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Who’s looking in our homes?

Should we demand that people give up their privacy in exchange for getting to rent a house that doesn’t make them sick? Whare Hauora boss Hiria Te Rangi says a firm No

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Waiting for light rail? Let’s build a busway now!

One question on the mind of everyone suffering from Wellington’s transport problems is – when will Let’s Get Wellington Moving actually get us moving? Guest poster Marko Garlick sees a supercharger hiding in plain sight

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How will they vote now they’ve had your vote?

Those candidate scorecards were great, but some questioned how well they reflected candidates’ actual intentions once in power. The Traffic Jam looked into councillors’ recorded voting form, and it’s pretty interesting

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Transport: left, right, and centrist

Right now you could be forgiven for thinking Conservatives Do Cars Not Rail and Liberals Do Rail & Bikes Not Cars. Is this just NZ immaturely politicising another big issue, or is there fundamentally a left / right approach to transport?

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The water is coming. What should we do?

Coming down from the sky, and up from the oceans: lots more of it, soon, and forever after. Eating our roads and pipes, coming into our homes. So what should we do “yesterday already”, pronto, and in our future?

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Ways to pay for big infrastructure: mass transit edition

We’re used to paying for roads, prisons, rail, schools. Now Auckland and the government are figuring out how best to pay for the mass transit the city needs. Take note, Wellington! This is us too.

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