Posts by Glenn Pearce

  • Hard News: Big Night Outage, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    The supposed reason for removing the copper is because their resource consent only allows for 1 overhead connection per dwelling (copper or fibre)

    Although having said that my copper is still in place

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  • Hard News: Big Night Outage, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I think that’s where the undergrounding comes in.

    The UFB rollout was a massive lost opportunity for undergrounding/shared ducting of services.

    On my street the Fibre is underground on 1 side of the street then run up the power poles, strung across the street, tethered to my copper phone line and run into the gable of my house, along the inside of my roof space, then down the outside of the house in a conduit, under the house and then up into the house at the point required

    If that's best practice, it's nuts

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  • Hard News: Big Night Outage,

    tsunamis (you’re safe in Pt Chevalier BTW).

    That seems to be a rather irresponsible statememt from the Chairmain of the local board that people living on the Meola Reef side of the peninsula would be wise to ignore

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  • Hard News: The Unitec project: Something…, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Interestingly the phrase “public” housing has been used repeatedly by Ardern and Twyford and I haven’t seen anything regarding Housing NZ involvement in the project

    I wonder whether they have some other concept of social housing in mind.

    I’ve also seen talk of leasehold arrangements mentioned.

    The Labour are really doing themselves a dis-service here by not releasing enough detail on this project. For a team that campaigned on transparency they are leaving a lot of unanswered questions

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  • Hard News: The Unitec project: Something…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    They'll have to go to the height all over it to hit Twyford's numbers. Quick back of fag packet numbers, 27metres = 10 storeys, say 5 apartments each floor, 350sqm footprint

    = about 80 x 10 storey apartments to get to 4,000

    And that's being generous, no allowance for green space, roads, retail, schools etc.

    I wish someone would correct me, but the numbers just don't add up

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  • Hard News: The Unitec project: Something…, in reply to Ben Ross,

    Correct me if I'm wrong but Transform Manukau involves 600 Hectares? Unitec is 28 Hectares. Manukau 21x the land area for 9x the number of dwellings?

    Hobsonville Pt 167 Hectares, 4500 homes
    Argent Lane Orewa, 190 Hectares, 2400 homes
    Tamaki Regeneration 120 Hectares, 1200 homes

    Unitec 28 Hectares, 4000 homes

    6x the intensification of Hobsonville Pt?

    What is proposed for Unitec is intensification on a scale unseen before in NZ. This will be nothing like Hobsonville Pt or Stonefields that people are likening it to.

    A bit more detail at the announcement would go a long way to allaying people's concerns wouldn't it?

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  • Hard News: The hard road to a…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I do wonder how much of what is going on is budget related. Hard to tell if the variations in cycleway approaches are AT "trying different things" or being forced into taking shortcuts because of budget restrictions.

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  • Hard News: The hard road to a…,

    It seems like every cycleway in this city has a different design/approach. Some of them are not even instantly recognizable as cycleways to be quite honest.

    Could we not take the time to come up with a standard template approach and only vary from that when absolutely necessary?

    Seems to me if would a lot safer (drivers know a cycleway when they see one) and cheaper to build and importantly maintain.

    We've got concrete, tarseal, pavers.
    We've got about 5 different types of flexi posts, planter boxes, rubber separators, concrete separators, no separation.
    We've got pink, rainbow, long blocks of solid kermit, short pieces of kermit, different colours of kermit, no kermit.
    We've got in berm, inside parked carks, outside parked cars, no parking.
    We've got raised platforms at road crossings, we've got paths that go back onto the road at crossings.
    We've got single direction, we've got bi-direction, got shared cycle/pedestrian.
    We've got against the traffic flow, with the traffic flow.

    Seems a very expensive way for AT to "learn".

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 497 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Communications breakdown,

    The reason for the delay in replacing the water main in Moa Rd is that they’re having trouble sourcing the 4.5million orange cones required to line the road for 6 months during the works

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  • Hard News: A thundering clash of, in reply to Nick Russell,

    Possibly because of this, they were basically all at it back then

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/2930184/Greens-pay-back-double-dip-rent-error

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