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That other New Zealand city of some little significance…

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Just to show that we are not completely parochial here at the Arch Centre, from time to time it is necessary to cast our eyes south of the Strait and north of the Tararua Ranges and acknolwedge that building activity does take place in various regional centres… such as, say, Auckland – the City of Sales (no typo there, just the impression I get every time I visit downtown Queen Street)…

No – not a post addressing the super-amalgamated-councils and the super’men’ behind it all – just a little something that caught my eye recently – some artist’s impressions of a new ASB headquarters for the ex-Tank Farm (now more elegantly(?) renamed Wynyard Quarter).

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Hurrah for National Radio

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Yes I know we’re all meant to say “Radio NZ: National” but National Radio rolls off the tongue so much easier. Anyway this weekend has had a number of interviews etc. which will be of interest to members.

On Saturday Kim Hill interviewed Reid Ewing, Professor of City and Metropolitian Planning at the University of Utah, about smart urban growth. Today’s “Insight” programme was on tagging, following after the “Arts on Sunday’s” programme last week on Street Art.

Also today, Chris Laidlaw spend some time discussing issues around the viability of KiwiRail on the “Sunday Group,” and this afternoon Ngahuia Te Awekotuku talked about Maori heritage arts. Finally, there was a piece on the Peace Wall at the corner of Ponsonby and K Roads in Auckland.