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dejadeadnz
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  #2525025 17-Jul-2020 22:59
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MikeB4:

 

We are obsessed with homes way bigger than we need with large sections we do not use, are permanently attached to cars sorry Utes. Cyclists are seen as vermin EV owners are seen as hippies and users of public transport are just too poor to own a car. Oh and overseas travel is so important we will risk lives to get off shore.

 

 

You win :) I couldn't have summed it up better.

 

 


 
 
 

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  #2525028 17-Jul-2020 23:06
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dejadeadnz:

 

This is basically it, alongside the clear, indisputable and average Kiwi-triggering fact that "we" mostly want to live like a bunch of frontier conquering idiots who each want a big plot of land out somewhere (if necessary we will sprawl left, right, centre and up to do this) whilst mostly living in shacks that are in condition that would be considered unacceptable in most civilised countries in the 1950s. It's really quite embarrassing to take overseas visitors around even so called "posh" suburbs that are full of broken footpaths or go into multi-million dollar homes where there's no proper heating/cooling (lol @ wall panel heaters) -- but having our own patch of grass each solves everything!

 

We have exactly the transport systems that the tyrannically stupid majority give to everyone else.

 

 

We are obsessed with homes way bigger than we need with large sections we do not use, are permanently attached to cars sorry Utes. Cyclists are seen as vermin EV owners are seen as hippies and users of public transport are just too poor to own a car. Oh and overseas travel is so important we will risk lives to get off shore.

 

 

You can have reasonably big sections and still have somewhat effective public transport but it requires continuous investment.

 

Most major NZ cities had extensive tram networks that were removed in the 1950s. These types of decisions saved money in the short term and completely ruined the prospects for having integrated transport networks.

 

Where mass public transport is available it works and is well patronised. For years the right ranted on about "Len Browns Train Set." Funnily enough once modern, reliable electric trains were available passenger numbers went through the roof. The northern busway was exactly the same and will be at capacity in 10 years.

 

 


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  #2525030 17-Jul-2020 23:20
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Handle9:

 

You can have reasonably big sections and still have somewhat effective public transport but it requires continuous investment.

 

 

That won't happen partly because the hard right dickheads who cry about tax drown out everyone else.

 

 




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  #2525033 18-Jul-2020 00:00
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Melbourne has a fairly good public transport network, doesn't it? Rail, trams and buses (I dunno if the ferries are any good though).

 

http://www.railmaps.com.au/melbourn.htm

 

 


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  #2525034 18-Jul-2020 00:02
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Melbourne has a fairly good public transport network, doesn't it? Rail, trams and buses (I dunno if the ferries are any good though).

 

http://www.railmaps.com.au/melbourn.htm

 

 

Yip. It's no European good but still pretty effective. Approximately 20% of commuter journeys in Melbourne are by public transport.

 

They didn't get rid of their trams and they are a brilliant way to get around the CBD.


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  #2525145 18-Jul-2020 12:01
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There's a vast difference between Melbourne and Auckland.  Partly because it's a city ~3x the population of Auckland.  If you want to compare public transport infrastructure with Aus, probably better to look at Brisbane or Perth.


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  #2525155 18-Jul-2020 12:45
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MikeB4:

 

We are obsessed with homes way bigger than we need with large sections we do not use, are permanently attached to cars sorry Utes. Cyclists are seen as vermin EV owners are seen as hippies and users of public transport are just too poor to own a car. Oh and overseas travel is so important we will risk lives to get off shore.

 

 

Add "Find every excuse to commit potential homicide against pedestrians, including the weak and infirm!" and multiply that by 100 times for Auckland.

 

 

 

 




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  #2525273 18-Jul-2020 17:01
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There's a vast difference between Melbourne and Auckland.  Partly because it's a city ~3x the population of Auckland.  If you want to compare public transport infrastructure with Aus, probably better to look at Brisbane or Perth.

 

 

You are right, sort of. Both Brisbane and Perth have decent multimode transport systems of different flavours. I think for the purposes of what's possible looking at all cities with decent transport systems are important.

 

The reason why I say sort of is this problem has been built over several generations, it'll take similar amounts of time to tackle. By then Auckland is probably 3 million people and the Melbourne/Sydney comparisons are more valid.


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  #2525280 18-Jul-2020 17:41
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Perth completely overhauled and upgraded their network in the 1990s and now it's one of the best in Australia, and continually expanding too.

 

http://www.railmaps.com.au/perth.htm

 

 


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Handle9:

 

By then Auckland is probably 3 million people.

 

 

I hope not.  I think the population growth over the past 20 years has had a negative impact on overall quality of life in NZ.


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  #2525610 19-Jul-2020 14:08
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I see Winston is trying to separate himself from the Coalition now full tilt, trying to ensure he can maintain his parties 5%. Acting like he is the only reason all the crazy didn't come unhinged. Not sure he is totally wrong.

 

 


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  #2526032 20-Jul-2020 14:43
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Another National casualty. The mental health aspect is not an issue here, but the sudden departure of another MP is. This doesn't make the election comeback task any easier.

 

 





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  #2526037 20-Jul-2020 14:49
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Another National casualty. The mental health aspect is not an issue here, but the sudden departure of another MP is. This doesn't make the election comeback task any easier.

 

 

 

 

Better now than after/if they are elected. We wouldn't want 3 years of disruption due to MP's behaving badly *after* being elected :)

 

 


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  #2526044 20-Jul-2020 15:29
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Another National casualty. The mental health aspect is not an issue here, but the sudden departure of another MP is. 

 

 

Your team doesn't look very 'strong and stable' Ms Collins.





Most of the posters in this thread are just like chimpanzees on MDMA, full of feelings of bonhomie, joy, and optimism. Fred99 8/4/21


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  #2526063 20-Jul-2020 15:40
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How many does that make now from National who aren't standing for re-election?


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