Tag Archives: Auckland

The Auckland Harbour Bridge Approaches are at Full Capacity

Headlines in newspapers are saying that the business case for building a second harbour crossing in Auckland have been delayed. The implication is that this will exacerbate the traffic congestion problem. Auckland’s Mayor, Phil Goff has a published Vision Statement … Continue reading

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An Opportunity for Aucklanders to Improve their Communications Skills

It seems to me that whenever there is a problem, whether it is family or friends, work, community or at a global level, a lot of it is to do with communication and mostly misunderstandings that are easily fixed. Of … Continue reading

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Cities are the New Nations

“Political geography is not determinant anymore, because cities are more important.” Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com It is interesting that for the first time I can remember, I seem to be talking to more people looking to leave Auckland city … Continue reading

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Smart clothes peg pings your phone when there’s rain on the way

Peggy is a smart clothes-peg prototype that uses a number of sensors and local weather information to tell you when the washing is dry and ping you when rain’s on the way to prevent you drying the same load twice. … Continue reading

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Commuters’ tales: No room to sit – even in the toilet – BBC News

Bhasker Solanki photographed commuters on an early morning train from Surat to Mumbai. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bbc.co.uk When I first started catching the Northern Express Bus from the Auckland’s CBD to the North Shore around the evening peak, there … Continue reading

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Auckland Council GIS Viewer

Sourced through Scoop.it from: maps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Have you ever wondered what your neighborhood used to look like, what the area around your house looked like 30-40 years ago? I was discussing with a friend how much Torbay has changed. Long Bay … Continue reading

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Virtual stakeout: GPS tracking devices hidden in cash and in pill bottles … – Toledo Blade

MINEOLA, N.Y. — For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask holding up one gas station or … Continue reading

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