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Weekend reading 10.3.18

Wake me up before you go-go: Wellington City Council goes WHAM, plus attractive TODs.

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Cities through different eyes

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…

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Weekend reading 3.3.18

In this weekend’s food for thought: more news about blimmin’ Scandinavians doing it right. 

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Students and cities: a lively, lovely, messy symbiosis

They’re baaaaack!  This coming week, students are pouring back into  our region’s universities, polytechs and training institutions.  Yes there’s more raucousness, but as Beth Goodwin observes, these populations are generally good for our towns and cities.

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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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Whose is that land? That’s Māori land

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! 

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Wet weekend reading 11.2.18

A special Wet Weekend edition – bonus for that soggy Sunday

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Fighting the “greater good”: protest, civics and civility

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 environment

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Long Weekend Reading 3.2.18

A special Long Weekend edition of our Weekend Reading for you – essential food for thought

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Wellington train brain strain

“You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”: Tuesday’s peak-hour train outage gave Wellingtonians another opportunity to appreciate our trains – and gets guest author Head of the Fish pondering the unhelpful ways the region runs trains

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