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Electric Dreams of Wellington’s Tram History

A little story about an ol’ tram/bus stop in Miramar has us dreaming of early twentieth-century electric transport. A seamless tram ride from Seatoun to Thorndon would be a joy for today’s frazzled Wellington commuters!

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My commute to work – for Talk Wellington

In the third of our series, Dayna Berghan-Whyman – one of Talk Wellington’s social media gurus – shares her school run commute – featuring doom, a cafe, a car saleyard, poppies, and an enormous cat.  

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When a Third Place Actually Means We’re Winning

Talk of the new kids’ playground design in Wellington had a few grown ups asking about play this week – what about us? Where can grown ups go for active play? Talk Welly is wondering – is easy access to a free and relaxing ‘third place’ the key to #winning in this game called life?

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Safe Cycling in the CBD

Talk Wellington was passing the time on Facebook (I mean, who doesn’t?) and came across a thread on Vic Deals…

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Cohousing: Part 3

In her final piece of the series, guest poster Biddy Livesey – housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus – considers how cohousing is supported, and the specific planning challenge for an innovative collective housing development. This article was originally published on Greater Auckland, and is reproduced with permission.  

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Playing with the Possibilities

Wellington kids have access to great playgrounds, with a brand new one about to be built for kids in the south. All the talk of new and improved play spaces has us pondering playground possibilities.

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Steb in the Dark? Step into the Light!

Wellington City Council is developing a brand new suburb in Upper Stebbings Valley. Let’s shine a light on how to do it well! So it’s not yet another stab at big cookie-cutter houses in a dormitory suburb. It’s about building a community, while building homes.

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Cohousing: Part 2

 Biddy Livesey – housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus – leads us on an exciting journey: what Cohaus will look like…

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Burst my bubble

Guest author Lizzy H loves the bubble she get around in. But she also wonders: are our bubbles making us less human?

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Off to a good fresh start: Newtown Connections

Conversations about more bikeable streets in Newtown, Berhampore and Mt Cook suffered from being in the “fallout zone” of the Island Bay cycleway conversations.  Four years later, Wellington City Council is having another go. This time, they’re asking people well before there’s anything tangible on the table.  Guest poster Baz gives his take on the first…

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