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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 30 Jul

Our regular round up of the week’s goings on with getting around.

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Buses: beastly blues, or benign bother?

Did you get an email from Metlink today? Some of the Talk Wellington whānau did and it’s made us ponder.

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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 23 Jul

We round up the drama of last week’s bus changes.

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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika: Monday 16 July

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…

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Driving force

July 15th bears down on us: the most sweeping set of changes to Wellington public transport since ages ago. The Hutt’s had a taster and for the rest of the region, the countdown continues.  In this bus-focussed special, Talk Wellington’s been reading the news with a critical eye…

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Talking transport in Te Upoko o te Ika

Talk Wellington brings you an insightful weekly digest of some recent media chatter about transport – it’s ‘news you can use’. This week we’ve got Stephen Olsen of Palaver Media providing your food for thought on Wellington transport and how we all talk about it. 

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I’ll Take the Best Way

Guest poster and Ngaio local Helena writes: I counted at least 20 empty seats on the 9:04 number 45 bus down the Ngaio gorge this morning. At the Kaiwharawhara traffic lights there were at least 20 cars ahead, in all probability transporting a solitary voyager. “Why weren’t these people using the bus?” I asked myself….

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School gate parking wars! The battles continue – do we actually enjoy it?

Guest poster Ben T writes: we love our kids, so we…behave at our worst, and endanger them where they congregate every day – often spoiling rare time together. And no-one seems capable of calling out what’s behind it all.

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Money makes us do stuff, money lets us do stuff…

We all know the Wellington region needs more cash for public transport, plus discouragement from driving that clogs the roads (we said it loudly too).  But how do we get it? One tool is congestion charging.  Auckland’s thinking hard about it – is it a tool our region should use too?  Auckland’s Harriet Gale has some…

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Improving Wellington’s Rail Network – Part 1

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 …

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