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0 Small city, big win
Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project scooped the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place category in the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards. Continue →
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0 Ngati Whatua to buy Ports of Auckland?
Auckland’s Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust is keen to buy the city’s port, which has been valued at $1.1 billion Trust spokesman Ngarimu Blair says it’s committed to building a consortium, which could include other iwi and a major super fund, to buy the council-owned Ports of Auckland. Continue →
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0 Keeping Auckland moving while building a railway
The Connectus JV is constructing a bridge to maintain traffic flow over one of New Zealand’s busiest intersections while it builds two underground railway tunnels Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) is the biggest infrastructure project in New Zealand and is taking place in a busy inner city environment full of traffic and people. Continue →
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0 Step change needed to support Auckland housing boost
A step change in infrastructure funding and investment will be required to ensure Auckland networks can accommodate the 34,500 news homes the government has promised over the next decade, says Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Selwood “Auckland is in immediate need of housing and today’s announcement is a serious commitment to addressing prolonged undersupply,” he observes. Continue →
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0 Kaikoura earthquake a wake-up call for Wellington
An earthquake of the same magnitude that hit Kaikoura in November last year would cost billions if it hit the capital directly, a new  report warns The Forgotten Impact report by international risk management consultancy Deloitte estimates the country would sustain a $29 billion hit if a similar 7.8 magnitude quake occurred directly under Wellington. Continue →
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0 Future cities are about liveability and well-being
Liveability and creating healthy communities will be the focus of future cities according to international sustainability experts Katie Swenson, a US-based leader in sustainable design for low-income communities, emphasised the importance of well designed, sustainable and affordable housing. Continue →
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0 LGNZ welcomes call for a wider funding toolbox
The Productivity Commission’s new report into New Zealand’s urban planning system which highlights the need for councils in high growth areas to have access to more tools to fund infrastructure is spot on, Local Government New Zealand says The Better urban planning report commissioned by the government aimed to set out what a high-performing urban planning system would look like. Continue →
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0 Urban planning Royal Commission needed
The Productivity Commission’s report identifies many of the key issues confronting urban development, says Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Selwood “However, its recommendations fail to align planning, local government decision making powers and funding”, he maintains. Continue →
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0 AI, collaborative consumption and climate change driving urban design
Artificial intelligence, driverless cars, the shared economy and climate change are disrupting the future of New Zealand cities, according to internationally renowned planning experts The challenge for local authorities and citizens is adapting to these advancements, claim urban futurist and former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood, and highly respected landscape architect Professor Elizabeth Mossop. Continue →
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0 Fund to help make Wellington’s buildings safer
Wellington’s mayor Justin Lester welcomes the announcement from the government of a $3 million fund to assist Wellington building owners to secure unreinforced masonry on their buildings and says it will go a long way to keeping people safe in future earthquakes. Continue →
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