Category Archives: drivers

Auckland City’s New 30km/h Go Slow Zone

I had my first drive in Auckland city today since the ‘Safe Speeds’ program was enforced, dropping the maximum speed from 50km/h to 30km/h. I thought I’d try Queen Street to see what that looked like now. Lots of empty … Continue reading

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Is Uber Safe During COVID?

I recently read an article in Intelligent Transport , exploring whether rideshare, such as from Uber and Lyft was a substitute or complementary to public transport. It quoted research from SMART which found that a third of ride-share trips were … Continue reading

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Location Based Shorts Ep 16 A FREE Route Optimisation trial for New Zealand deliveries, sales and service companies

Have you noticed that traffic in New Zealand cities seems to be worse at Level 1 of the COVID19 lockdown than it was even before the pandemic hit? Are you in the distribution, freight or service industries? Or perhaps you … Continue reading

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Location Based Shorts 15 Great New GPS Navigation Features from Kia

Kia has launched some awesome new GPS car navigation and vehicle tracking features for some 2020 models with UVO Phase II. I thought I had seen it all, but a navigation system that is portable through a vehicle fleet is … Continue reading

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YOU’RE ALL FROGS

Of course it doesn’t actually apply to you because you read my blog and you know how tirelessly I have worked to encourage people to make smarter decisions about their travel, especially their commute. So don’t think of this as … Continue reading

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Short Videos About GPS, Apps, Maps and More: Location Based Shorts. The Eyes Have It.

Location Based Shorts is a new series where I am embarking on a new series of sub 3 minute VLOGS (Video Blogs) about things that interest me and if you follow me, probably will interest you. I comment on things … Continue reading

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30% of Urban Traffic is People Looking for a Car Park

I used to love Friday networking lunches in Ponsonby, Auckland. We use to meet at an Indian restaurant who gave us a great deal and there would always be new people and opportunities. The challenge was that finding a car … Continue reading

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Buying a Family House – In a Child Friendly Area

One of the reasons we buy a house is because we have or are planning to have children. We focus a lot on the house and property itself, but if you think back to your own childhood, it was very … Continue reading

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Buying your First Home and Commuting To Work, 400 Times a Year!

Research┬áBefore You Buy You’d think it was easy right? You have your deposit, you buy your house, you go to work and you pay the mortgage, just like when you were paying rent. No big deal. But there are other … Continue reading

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Avoid the Traffic on Waitangi Weekend

The NZTA have a couple of fantastic services for long weekends and public holidays called Holiday Hotspots. I use it every long weekend when I go away and barring people having accidents, I enjoy near normal driving speeds and even … Continue reading

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