Cars have never made good houses

Ten years ago there were no beggars on the streets of Wellington.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 18th September 2016
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Rapid Light Rail in Wellington

Britomart in Auckland changed everything, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 14th September 2016
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So what are NZTA’s option now?

The recent High Court decision (NZTA v Architectural Centre Inc & Ors) appears to have put an end to the flyover in the short term … but what are NZTA’s options now for the Basin Reserve?

1. Seek leave to the Supreme Court to appeal the High Court decision

Following the High Court decision (21 August 2015), NZTA have the right to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31st August 2015
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Transport | 4 Comments »

7 days to go …


Posted on 13th July 2015
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Poor process or RMA problems?



Last Sunday (12th October) John Key announced that the Housing Accords legislation would be incorporated into the Resource Management Act (RMA), and that the Basin Board of Inquiry was evidence of a need to combine sections 6 and 7, and include a reference to “infrastructure” in this new section in an amended RMA. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 17th October 2014
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Heritage, Transport, urban design | 1 Comment »

The Public Love Tunnels

If there is one thing that the public love, it is being let in to a secret underground space, to go boldly where no one has gone before… And last weekend, Wellington was allowed to venture into the giant slice through the earth that the NZTA call the Memorial Park underpass. At present it is just a large cut in the ground, but the base slab is under preparation, and soon they will start to work on the walls, and eventually the roof over.
Thousands visited – sadly, no record was kept of how many went through, but you can judge by the photos Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 29th November 2013
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Basin voting


Well, the Council have voted on the city’s official position with respect to central government’s proposed traffic improvements near the Basin Reserve.

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Posted on 7th October 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, News, RANTING, Transport, urban design | 11 Comments »