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The following posts are filed under: investment.

Fuel Prices talk of the town

Ahhh, fuel prices. Always good for a conversation (or an argument). Fuel prices include taxes, plus lots of other things, and there’s some weird reporting this month that gets some basics wrong. Greater Auckland’s Matt Lowrie busts some myths. 

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Bustastrophe, budgets, and the Big Picture: Let’s Get Wellington Moving and beyond

As bustastrophes and motorway crashes continue, and public transport officials tell people “don’t use *our network* if you need to be somewhere on time”, Let’s Get Wellington looms like an approaching space-ship. What’s up and what’s going to happen?

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Tax into Transport: the next three years’ National Land Transport funding

On Friday the Transport Minister announced the 2018-21 funding from the National Land Transport Fund. It’s a big deal because it’s the tax money that funds how we get around.  The press release is the usual stuff, but here’s what they say Wellington’s going to get…  

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Opportunity: down the drain?

Stebbings Valley, apparently the last greenfields development in Wellington City, is a big deal. Until 3rd September we’ve a chance to say we want it to be an asset, not a liability, and a really big reason why is WATER.

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Pointed questions

Let’s Get Wellington Moving will be some of the biggest changes to Wellington city’s transport since the Urban Motorway was built in the 1960s. LGWM’s “recommended package for investment” (stuff to build) was due out in May. While we wait, progressive transport coalition Congestion Free Wellington has ten questions for the LGWM team.

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It’s our right: Healthy Streets opens our eyes

You know that feeling when something gives you a completely new perspective on familiar things? And all of a sudden you start saying “Wow that makes so much sense” and “why don’t we do it like that?” Some genuinely revolutionary ideas came to New Zealand this month and we hope they’ll make waves.

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And we’re off! Doing Transport Differently* (*better)

Today the coalition government released its 10-year Government Policy Statement on Transport, showing how our taxes will be spent on getting around (and quite a lot of our rates too). It’s got some changes from the initial one, which saw much handwaving and consternation, but it’s a strong new direction and at Talk Wellington our…

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Wet Wet Wetlington

Wellington winter means lots of water. Falling from the sky, and then being all around us… and being all up in our face where we don’t want it. What can we do?

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NZ urban design: We can do so much, much better say the professionals

Change is a coming in the form of this new Ministry. Will it take on board new ideas? Urban design professionals say we need new ideas and fast – will they be listened to? Our very busy Minister of Housing and Urban Development (and let’s not forget Transport!), Phil Twyford, is getting ready to sit…

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Let’s Get Wellington Moving: “Please, NZ, help us fund Wellington’s transport fat pants”

“Please give us lots of tax money to fund our transport works” Wellington councils are apparently asking Cabinet today.  They will have their fingers crossed that Ministers won’t ask awkward questions like “will this package actually achieve what it should?” because the answer doesn’t seem like it’ll be healthy. 

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