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The passing of a great Aucklander – my eulogy for Phil Jew visionary builder of Auckland’s regional parks network 0

The passing of a great Aucklander – my eulogy for Phil Jew visionary builder of Auckland’s regional parks network

I was privileged to be asked to give the final eulogy, along with Judge Arnold Turner, Sandra Coney and Sir Barry Curtis for the great Auckland regional parks general manager Phil Jew at his...

Submission against so-called ‘dolphins’ extension to Queens Wharf 0

Submission against so-called ‘dolphins’ extension to Queens Wharf

BEFORE THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONERS  IN THE MATTER of s88 of the Resource Management Act 1991. Application for Resource Consent CST60323353 by Panuku – Development Auckland, for consent to construct two mooring dolphins located at...

How Auckland Council and AT are stuffing up the waterfront 0

How Auckland Council and AT are stuffing up the waterfront

“Over the next 10 years, Auckland Council has a vision to transform the waterfront into an attractive, people friendly environment. Auckland Transport will be delivering the first part of this vision from 2018 to...

‘Navigators & Naturalists’ – the book 4

‘Navigators & Naturalists’ – the book

Next year 2019 will be the 250th anniversary of the visit to New Zealand of James Cook and the Endeavour. No doubt, any commemoration will be accompanied by controversy and debate but hopefully the...

Conflicts of Interest: Twyford’s light rail project based on questionable advice 0

Conflicts of Interest: Twyford’s light rail project based on questionable advice

Transport Minister Twyford’s defence of his unpopular light rail to the airport plan (Dialogue 25 October 2019) was light on argument but heavy on references to ‘experts’. The Minister will need to do better...

The fight for the Waitemata waterfront 0

The fight for the Waitemata waterfront

The news of another waterfront stadium, this one to be sunk in the harbour is the latest in a long list of controversial waterfront developments proposed or under way. The real estate consortium pushing...

Waitemata & Gulf under threat…from Auckland Council 0

Waitemata & Gulf under threat…from Auckland Council

Under the Local Electoral Act Auckland Council must undertake a representation review every 6 years to ensure there is a ‘fair’ balance between the population sizes of the wards and ‘effective representation’ of communities...