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Why Is Auckland's Public Transport System So Poor?

Tuesday, 13 July 2004, 3:43 pm | Rohan G.H. Quinby

The answer can probably be laid at the doors of privatisation, a poor regulatory environment and a funding system that favours roads over the development of the kind of public transport system that other comparable cities take for granted. More >>

Auckland Public Transport: Simply Terrible

Monday, 12 July 2004, 2:21 pm | Rohan G.H. Quinby

Why is Auckland's public transport system so poor? The answer can probably be laid at the doors of privatisation, a poor regulatory environment and a funding system that favours roads over the development of the kind of public transport system that ... More >>

Auckland: A Failure of Imagination

Wednesday, 30 June 2004, 9:20 am | Rohan G.H. Quinby

Aucklanders should be interested to know that this city’s transport problems have attracted international academic attention. Last week Dr. Paul Mees, a lecturer in transport and strategic urban planning at the University of Melbourne spoke to over ... More >>

Rohan Quinby: Hodgson - Share The Pain

Thursday, 24 July 2003, 10:32 am | Rohan G.H. Quinby

During my time in politics, I learned two important principles. The first one is: why kick ‘em when they’re standing? The second is: share the pain, when you can get away with it. This second principle I would now recommend to Pete Hodgson. More >>

ARC's Rates Risk Public Transit

Monday, 21 July 2003, 8:33 am | Rohan G.H. Quinby

I am taking back all the good things that I have been saying about the Auckland Regional Council. At least, this Auckland Regional Council. They may just manage to set back the development of a comprehensive public transit network for another hundred years. More >>

Learning to Speak About Each Other

Wednesday, 16 July 2003, 9:19 am | Rohan G.H. Quinby

As a recent immigrant to New Zealand, I am getting used to the way things work here. Every day, I get off the bus and walk past Winston Peters’ giant sign about immigration and treaty costs. And every day, I pick up a copy of the New Zealand Herald and read ... More >>

Great Work! Now What About the Rest?

Friday, 11 July 2003, 9:47 am | Rohan G.H. Quinby

By my estimation, the opening of the spectacular Britomart station has put Auckland somewhere in the mid-20th century. Hey, I’m not complaining. Just that every other city in the western world of comparable size got to this point decades ago. Of course, ... More >>

Parallel Worlds: New Zealand and Film Incentives

Wednesday, 9 July 2003, 10:12 am | Rohan G.H. Quinby

Last night I was teaching English to one of my students. She’s a young person who is interested in reading fantasy novels. She wanted to know what the phrase “parallel world” meant. More >>

Opinion: The Solomons - We Need to Know More

Thursday, 3 July 2003, 2:01 pm | Rohan G.H. Quinby

Although the intervention in the Solomon Islands has the blessing of the foreign minister for the Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands heads of state and the United Nations, there are some questions about the operation that remain unanswered. These questions ... More >>

 

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