The following posts are filed under: local government.
Derek’s guest post has some pretty interesting ideas about moving stuff around in our region so things work better. It made us think: who’s actually in charge of figuring that out what goes where? There’s no Boss Baby but surely..? Ummm… well…. actually no-one.Read More
After a relatively ‘slow news week’ last week, it’s a safe bet there could be some fireworks this week if the new bus routes cause any major disruptions. Watch those routes! Here’s some transport talk in Te Upoko o te Ika that caught the roving eyes of the crew at Talk Wellington since last Monday…Read More
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?Read More
Welcome back to weekend reading! Today’s food for thought: as Waitangi Day approaches, what it means to be there. And as we enjoy the beach and envy coastal homeowners, a worrying discovery about how ministers have been dealing with sea level rise…Read More
Talk Wellington was at the much-anticipated event of the week: the launch of the four “scenarios” that Let’s Get Wellington Moving has been preparing to sort out transport in the CBD. Ahhh Wellington… our capital city. Your natural advantages have been compromised by some short-sighted infrastructure decisions back in the day (airport & hospital locations,…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