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The wheels are spinning for urban cycling

Urban Cycleways Programme  When I first became involved in cycle advocacy through Cycle Action in 2008 it was a struggle convincing politicians about the benefits of cycling. It was very common to hear arguments along the lines of “what is the point of spending money on cycling when people don’t and won’t cycle because it is too hilly and […]

Grafton Gully Cycleway opening

Auckland’s biggest ever cycle infrastructure project was opened yesterday (Saturday 6 September 2014) by Barb Cuthbert, Chair of Cycle Action Auckland, the PM and the Mayor Len Brown.  The Grafton Gully cycleway links the NW cycleway via Upper Queen Street Bridge to Quay Street via new separated cycle lanes on Beach Road.  Transport blog recorded the opening speeches. There […]

Election Art

My creative mum, Barbara Grace, found inspiration for her latest art project in the pages of John Roughan’s biography of John Key – Portrait of a Prime Minister. She de-constructed the book and on each page drew different slogans  of her own design such as: “John Key is an overweening populist” “Q. What is the […]

LGNZ conference report back

I attended the LGNZ Conference 2014 in Nelson as the Waitematā Local Board’s delegate. The theme of the conference this year was: Powering local economies| Building vibrant communities. The conference provided an excellent networking opportunity and a forum to develop thinking and expertise to best fulfil the role of local government. Recent research by LGNZ […]

LGNZ Queenstown conference report back

LGNZ Conference, Queenstown 15-17 July 2012 Introduction I attended the LGNZ annual conference on behalf of the Waitemata Local Board with funding from the Board’s professional development budget. The conference was billed as “Taking inspiration from those mountains that characterise a spectacular landscape, this conference will celebrate all that’s remarkable in the local government sector” […]