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KiwiRail accepts urgent recommendations after Melling rail accident


Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. Read more »

Strengthening of Wellington Railway Station to start on Monday

News from KiwiRail
Strengthening work on parts of the Wellington Railway Station is starting on Monday. Read more »

Many congratulations on flyover victory, but none from the city council

Cyclists have welcomed it. The country’s largest walking group has welcomed it. MPs from Labour, the Greens and NZ First have welcomed it. Local residents have welcomed it. But local body politicians aren’t joining in the chorus of congratulations in response to the flyover decision. Nick Leggett is devastated. Fran Wilde sees it as a hugely disappointing setback. Wayne Guppy says it’s catastrophic. (Are they prone to hyperbole in Upper Hutt?) Read more »

NZ First wants trams to the airport as alternative to congested roads,

News release from NZ First
A light rail link between Wellington city and the airport is a common sense, smart move, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Personal surveillance a part of everyday life – discovery by students

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of ‘deleted’ information were some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies keep. Read more »

Cancelled, declined: board of inquiry rejects Basin flyover by 3 to 1 majority


News release from EPA
The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City between Paterson Street and Buckle Street/Taranaki Street. Read more »

Rejection of flyover “the only logical decision, based on evidence”

by Joanna Newman
The Save the Basin Campaign congratulates the Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry for declining approvals for the proposed Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

Alternative Basin traffic options must follow flyover rejection, say MPs

News release from NZ Labour Party
The decision to reject the proposed flyover at the Basin Reserve must be taken as an opportunity to properly fund Wellington’s transport future and must not be used as an excuse to take resources away from the capital, Wellington Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Annette King say. Read more »

Labour MPs say flyover decision “victory for sustainable transport”

News release from NZ Labour Party
The rejection of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover by a Board of Inquiry is a victory for sustainable transport in Wellington and paves the way for other alternatives to be given a fair hearing, Wellington Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Annette King say. Read more »

Rejection of Basin flyover “a victory for commonsense,” say Greens

News release from Greens
The Green Party welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority’s draft decision announced today not to allow the $90 million Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington to proceed. Read more »

Cyclists welcome flyover decision: “time for fresh thinking on transport issues”

News release from Cycle Aware
Cycle Aware Wellington has congratulated the Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry for declining resource consent for the NZTA’s proposed Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

Flyover decision surprised and disappointed John Milford

News release from WECofC
The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is surprised and disappointed by the draft decision of the board of inquiry to decline resource consents for the Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

At-grade solution ready to be developed for the Basin roundabout

News release from Richard Reid/Citymakers
Our practice is very pleased with the Board of Inquiry’s decision to decline NZTA’s Basin Bridge Project. We are equally pleased that the Board has accepted the evidence we submitted against NZTA’s project on behalf of the Mt Victoria Residents Association and ourselves. Read more »

Yes or no? Basin flyover (draft) decision for release today

The draft decision on the Basin Bridge flyover proposal is to be released today, five days later than scheduled. Read more »

Litter, graffiti: Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better

Press Release – University of Otago/Wellington
Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. Read more »

Air NZ to mark 75th anniversary with exhibition at Te Papa

Press Release – Air New Zealand Public Affairs
Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington. Read more »

Whittaker’s Chocolates again named as NZ’s most trusted brand

Press Release – Whittakers
Whittaker’s Chocolates is very proud to have been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand for the third consecutive year in the annual Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands list. Read more »

Harcourts proud to be NZ’s most trusted real estate brand

Press Release – Harcourts
For the second year running, Harcourts has been voted New Zealand’s most trusted real estate brand by Readers Digest. Read more »

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