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As for developers willing to meet the costs – I wonder if that’s the full costs or just the ones directly inside their development. It’s an important distinction as developers have always been required to fund infrastructure inside their developments however it is up to the council to build the infrastructure leading to the development. To make matters worse development contributions only cover a small portion of the actual infrastructure costs. As an example the massive Mill Rd project in South Auckland is expected to cost up to $800 million yet there are only planned to be about 24,000 new dwellings in the area. The council’s draft development contributions policy states that in the South they can only collect about $3,500 for transport infrastructure. That means all up to build Mill Rd to support that growth existing ratepayers and taxpayers could end up subsidising the developments to the tune of around $30,000 per dwelling.
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The Auckland Council and the government have locked horns over the council rejecting three greenfield Special Housing Area (SHA) developments in the North West of Auckland. At the heart of the matt...
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Consultation will run until the end of May. After that it should be all approval and construction for a few years. (Fingers crossed)
Wellington City Council was quick off the blocks to get the draft cycling framework out for consultation, which opened on 4 May - quite likely to very many Star Wars puns - and runs until 5pm, 29 M...
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Region-locking has been a nefarious tool of Hollywood for years and needs to die. Along with it, we need to lose regionally-based exclusive licensing.
There are many reasons why the Global Mode video access case should be thrown out of court. Of course it probably won't be because the odds are so heavily stacked in favour - New Zealand Herald
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I just put in a pledge for this campaign. I think that bike hire is something that's missing in Wellington (except the croc bikes) and e-bikes can help penetrate the hills that surround the CBD.

There are only a few days left to go and they are still just over $2000 short of the goal. Help get this going.
The perfect way to explore our city! We're crowdfunding to get 5 more eBikes to get our project rolling.
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Oh, just for the fun of it.

I don't think the world needs to forget just yet that our Prime Minister's obsession with hair pulling brands him as a tosser.
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I've taught my girl something called a mule kick. I reckon you can figure out how it works from the name :)
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Someone, somewhere made it like this.
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+Snowandrews-TheOther That one is a foot path into the carpark.
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Council is about to consult on a proposed bylaw change regarding verandahs over public land. As a pedestrian, I love having a verandah network to keep me sheltered and dry when the weather picks up.
We tend to take infrastructure for granted. Not many people really care about where the three waters go, only that they do. Landfills are necessary, but most people don't want to live next door to ...
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Consultation has opened on the cycling framework and goes until 5pm, 29 May. This will likely be a transformational change for Wellington's urban fabric.
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Denmark, Portugal, and Spain have all made a rapid transition away from fossil fuels for electricity, but each in a different way
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I care an awful lot about things like mobility and accessibility. I'm a pedestrian before much else. That's why things like this bother me. The road space is available for the footpath to exist without this weird taper thing. It's sloppy design and treats people not in cars as less worthy.

This is the first post into a G+ Collection on transport and urban issues. A lot of things that go in here will be along these sorts of lines. Little fixes to cities to make them more humane.
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+David W. Scott I've had a few issues with the app in terms of detailed information, but I tend to use it for quick things.
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I've stopped here a couple times since it opened. The lower Cuba St space is very important to me and I think that Stories is the best thing to have happened since the shared space opened a few years ago.
Wellington's first container cafe is serving up jobs for young baristas.
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I think that an art installation that served ice cream would be a winner.
The decision to invite the public to have its say on the Queens Wharf sculpture is stupid. Here’s why.
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I carry a camera bag with me almost everywhere, usually with 2 cameras and spare rolls of film. I'm still learning, it's early.

I am now the father of a small human. I have no idea what I'm doing. Maybe I'll learn something. It's early.

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Art or Ice Cream? • Metro Magazine
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The decision to invite the public to have its say on the Queens Wharf sculpture is stupid. Here’s why.

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While we New Zealanders live off the cow’s back, our long-term economic prognosis looks grim. Our economic growth lags behind Australia and

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The mayor proposes a visionary but daunting plan to reclaim the city from cars by covering up 5 major highways.

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Drag and drop a bike lane here, a park there and create a more perfect urban landscape.

Wellington's first 'laneway'
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Wellington businesses are going dotty to attract custom, quite literally in the case of Bond St.

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Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.

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Put down the brain training computer game and try walking someplace interesting.

Clip-on suggestion for bridge
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A clip-on cycle and walkway on the Otaki River bridge would improve safety for users, an architect says.

This work of art is degrading
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Accelerating prices hit family budget
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Economy flattens out
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You want details on my tax plan? What do I look like? A finance guy? So in the debate between Key and Cunliffe the other night, there was a

Zoo launches lemur lunches
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Wellington Zoo is launching a new Close Encounters programme this month, with its ruffled lemurs.

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The partnership could have huge implications in the development of tiny, invisible computers.

Went back for seconds. Good food and great attitude. The only mark down is for the lack of baby-changing facilities.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Cute and worth the side-step. Slightly off the street, it's got a charm that makes more sense in Gastown than most of the tourist haunts.
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Great advice and plenty of stock to get you started. Also pleased about having Sunday hours now, since most of my brewing activity is on the weekend.
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reviewed a year ago
The food was amazing, but still managed to take second place to the service. It's easy to see why it's so popular.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
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My partner and I just returned from a four-night stay. We absolutely loved the place. It's incredibly well-designed to allow for guest privacy and comfort, while still making you feel like you're being welcomed into a home. John and Karla were amazing hosts and we'll likely be back to see them again.
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reviewed a year ago
Food was disappointing and overpriced. Tourist trap of the worst sort.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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reviewed a year ago
All sorts of attention to detail and very friendly.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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