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Parking towers needed to free up valuable road space.

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

11 February, 2019

Dear Editor:

Kirsten Forsyth (7/2) casts the news that no one owns the road in front of their house. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Bikeway Bother’ is really car park bother.

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

21 January, 2019

Dear Editor:

Jo Morris (Bikeway Bother, 17/1) provocatively says the cycling project ‘is driven by ideology’ but the article deftly avoids the I-word after that, with parking still the main (only, really) focus of this typical cycleway opponents narrative. Read the rest of this entry »


Wellington Suburban Newspapers apparently going strong in 2019

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

04 January, 2019

Dear Editor:

It is great to see WSN General Manager Stephan van Rensburg extoll the benefits of an independent local news media covering local news. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Wellington First’ and ‘Save Our Parks’

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

20 December, 2018

Dear Editor:

Steve Behrendt (CSN 13/12) understandably does “not understand why almost every decision made regarding buses worsens service” after observing the Airport Flyer’s stop has been move 125 meters further away from the baggage dropoff.  But it’s worse than that in general regarding attempts to move from cars toward public transport. Read the rest of this entry »


Emergency infrastructure in port more important than ferries

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

04 December, 2018

Dear Editor:

The most important aspect of any rebuild of the port area in Wellington (CSN, 28/11) should be directed toward resiliency and the construction of emergency facilities in the wider Wellington region. The ferry port should be a part of this planning, not separate from it.  Read the rest of this entry »


Kilbirnie ‘bus hub’ disappointing

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

24 November, 2018

Dear Editor:

I am disappointed with pedestrian access to the new so-called ‘bus hub’ in Kilbirnie which is operational now. Read the rest of this entry »


LGWM a ‘plan on steroids’

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

18 June, 2018

Dear Editor:

When ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’ first put out their options for transport changes a while back they seemed to be promoting the whole package which sounded to me like ‘Transport Plan on Steroids.’ Not good; this is a time for action based on introspection not panic. Read the rest of this entry »