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Archive for November, 2020

Breaking Traffic Gridlock No Bad Thing

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

London, Singapore, Stockholm and many other big cities have all successfully introduced congestion charges at peak hour to ease traffic flows in busy city zones and so can Auckland, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. Read more »

Congestion Charging Could Work If Offset By Productivity Gains

Press Release – EMA

Introducing congestion charging to Auckland and other congested cities around New Zealand is a matter of when not if but the conversation with the road using public needs to start now, says the EMA. Read more »

Controversial Book On The “Creator” Of New Zealand Released

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

After fifteen years of research in archives all over the world, Auckland University of Technology historian Professor Paul Moon, has finally published the first full biography of James Busby – the British Resident to New Zealand in the 1830s – who wrote the country’s Declaration of Independence (1835), and was co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi (1840). Read more »

New Zealand Crowns Two New WKN World Champions At Born To Fight 8 In Auckland

Press Release – World Kickboxing Network

The World Kickboxing Network returned to New Zealand this past Saturday (Nov. 28) with a pair of prestigious titles contested on the top of Born to Fight 8 at YMCA Auckland. Read more »

Congestion Charge Must Not Milk Motorists

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is warning Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to take heed of the most important recommendation in the Read more »

NRC Offers Qualified Support To Congestion Charges

Press Release – National Road Carriers

Congestion charges for Auckland roads would be supported by the road freight industry if the user-pays scheme delivered the claimed benefits of faster travel times and increased productivity across the city, says National Road Carriers (NRC) Chief Executive David Aitken. Read more »

Reaffirmed Road Pricing Benefits Demonstrate The Need To Take Action And Implement

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

“Today’s release of a study showing the benefits of road pricing in Auckland is a step in the right direction, but if we don’t take action and move to implementation, we will be having the same conversation again in another five years,” says Hamish Glenn, Policy Director at Infrastructure New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand Blood Service Welcomes Organ Donation New Zealand

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) welcomes Organ Donation New Zealand (ODNZ) to the Service from Monday, November 30, in a move to support and further develop the work of ODNZ and New Zealand hospital staff which has seen a substantial increase in organ and tissue donation in recent years. Read more »

AT Says New Multi-agency Report Recommends A Key Tool For Getting Auckland Moving More Efficiently

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) says the proposed introduction of congestion charging would be an important tool for creating a more efficient road network and a more productive Auckland. Read more »

Auckland Museum reopens its South Atrium entrance

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland Museum reopens its South Atrium entrance,Te Ao Mārama, after being closed for approximately 18 months.
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