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ARC Beats Rent Hike

A thirty-seven percent rent hike on the Auckland Regional Council’s Pitt Street offices from 1 February 2009 has been averted by Chairman Mike Lee’s insistence that the increase was too high to be justified.  “When the six year lease on … Continue reading

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Campaign Launch

Mike Lee speech at City Vision/Labour Roskill Community Voice Campaign Launch 2010 Ladies and gentlemen, fellow candidates on your behalf I would like to thank Len Brown for coming along today help us launch our election campaigns. Len has been … Continue reading

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Sins of the Fathers – The Decline and Rise of Rail Transit in Auckland

Presented to the Urban Rail 2010 Conference in Melbourne, 5th May 2010 Auckland, New Zealand notable for its superb geographic setting on two harbours and the magnificent Hauraki Gulf is also known as ‘the City of Sails’. Considered one of … Continue reading

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French Polynesia – Conservation Work

After returning to work in the second week of January I took private leave from 18th January to 5 February to travel to French Polynesia to join NZ scientist James Russell of Berkeley University as a volunteer to assist him … Continue reading

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Strangers in the 21st Century

Auckland and New Zealand Politics without Bruce Jesson – a lecture on behalf of the Bruce Jesson Foundation, by Michael Lee at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland University Taking up Bruce Jesson’s books again when I began to prepare for this … Continue reading

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