The following posts are filed under: kapiti.
Coverage of the continuing seal failures of the Kapiti Expressway reveals some things about how the media do “balance” in reporting about road engineeringRead 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.
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
There’s no better way to move lots of us around our region. While the lion’s share of investment’s been going to roads, Wellington’s rail network is finally getting a little love. Greater Auckland’s resident trainspotter Harriet Gale takes a look at our proposed improvements.Read More
Want to move around our region, efficiently? With lots of others? Three cheers for TRAINS! We’ve had ’em for over a century – now we’re seeing them get a little bit modern …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
“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 trainsRead More
Talk Wellington looks at how Let’s Get Wellington Moving deals with 82,000 of the people in the CBD every day. Spoiler alert: they come from north of Ngauranga…. so sorry folks, you’re out of scope.Read More
Councils and ratepayers are grappling with coastal erosion. Coastal processes are complex, earthquakes add extra urgency, the stakes are high. TalkWellington wonder: are we expecting too much from local communities and local government? Looking out of the train along the Paekakariki Escarpment, Wellington’s tectonic and coastal origins hit you in the eye. The Pukerua Fault…Read More
Being at home in a landscape includes seeing the full story of its history reflected, not just one side. Scoop Wellington’s Lindsay Shelton reckons Kāpiti has taken an important, symbolic step. This article is cross-posted with permission from Scoop Wellington A working party of iwi representatives and a local historian have come up with a…Read More