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Communities respond to government's buyout plans for storm-hit homes

RNZ 02 Jun 2023
Flood ravaged West Aucklanders are rejoicing after the government announced it will offer buyout options to people whose land is too risky to rebuild on. "There's a real mistrust that council can get this right" - West Auckland is Flooding chair Lyall Carter duration 4′ .19″ from Morning Report.
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Course Rater Confidential: Top 100 Asia-Pacific courses we can’t wait to check out (and snubs)

Golf 02 Jun 2023
Eighteen years ago, when I first visited PhanThiet, Vietnam, I was amazed to see the huge sand dunes that stretched along the coastline — hundreds of miles of prime golf land ... To echo Masa’s point regarding golf on the beach in Vietnam, KN Golf Links, in Cam Ranh, sits on exceptional land and is deserving of recognition.
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Auckland Harbour Bridge trembles when crowds walk on it, documents show

RNZ 01 Jun 2023
The Auckland Harbour Bridge wobbles when enough people walk on it, to the extent it could result in "serious crushing injuries" ... The 1975 hīkoi land marchers led by Dame Whina Cooper first experienced the wobbles, and another land march in 2004, too - but it was little reported on.
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‘Swimming in sewage’: Stormwater conference faces ‘hard lessons’

NewstalkZB 25 May 2023
“I need to apologise in advance for any recent trauma that this presentation might trigger,” Auckland Council’s Nick Brown said before playing a montage of the flood’s most destructive moments ... Throughout the seven-day downpour, many Aucklanders did not understand the risks, he said ... Flooding on Landing Rd, in Titirangi, West Auckland.
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Singer caught with 20kg of drugs in Auckland airport during lockdown jailed

NewstalkZB 24 May 2023
... partner in the Auckland side of the operation ... Once the plane landed in Auckland, the Air New Zealand baggage handlers would find the bag in the bulk hold - identified through a photo sent by an encrypted Ciphr phone - and remove it from the airport without going through security.
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Loafers Lodge and the lessons for higher density housing

RNZ 24 May 2023
Listen ... "Our cities have always been sprawling cities, and our towns too, we just can't go on like that," Bill McKay, a senior lecturer in planning and architecture at Auckland University, tells The Detail. "We're just eating up land now, we're going into environmentally sensitive land and we're building in places where people haven't built before.".
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The complexities of soil

RNZ 23 May 2023
More than 120 events across ten days celebrated the land and soils ... The connection between seabirds and the land is something the team at Auckland War Memorial Museum is also investigating in the Noises Islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
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‘You get to be bad’: Jason Momoa on playing the bad guy and his ‘unexplainable’ connection to New Zealand

NewstalkZB 20 May 2023
There is, of course, a Kiwi connection ... In a very poignant moment, the mega-star becomes suddenly grounded and describes the moment when he landed in Auckland, saying he felt he had been here in a past life. “I think when I landed here, just the feeling that shot through my body when I was here… my people have been here, my ancestors have been here ... .
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SCC's Nakao sends strong message with stellar play

The Hawk Eye 18 May 2023
The email landed on a West Burlington computer screen a couple of years ago. And came all the way from Auckland, New Zealand. An aspiring young infielder with a Japanese heritage was looking to play baseball in the United States. His name was Taichi Nakao ... It’s been great ... Landing a player of Nakao’s caliber through email doesn’t happen every day ... .
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Crossing out cruising on my bucket list

The Manila Times 14 May 2023
... three-year remittances of overseas Filipino workers — land and sea-based — totaling P93,860300 ... Married with two kids, this 40-year-old kababayan looked forward to spending the rest of his years with his family as a permanent resident with a land-based job in Auckland or Sydney.
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Kaipara’s waste to energy plant push involves majority overseas-owned company

RNZ 10 May 2023
Kaipara District Council's push to build a controversial waste to energy plant in or near Auckland includes the 41 per cent Chinese-owned company aiming to build a $350 million equivalent in Canterbury ... Auckland-based Renew Energy Limited (NZ) owns 40 percent ... " hope that we can try and land something, maybe in this term of council," Larsen said.
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Auckland in firing line of more wild weather, 1250 lightning strikes hit, harbour bridge warning

NewstalkZB 10 May 2023
Aucklanders are waking up to more rain and strong gusts this morning, with showers - some heavy - and possible thunderstorms and hail all featuring on today’s forecast ... Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni had a frightening experience as the plane she was travelling on attempted to land at Auckland Airport during the weather event.
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Patrick Condon: Behold Vancouver, where there are housing solutions to be found

North Shore News 09 May 2023
Rural land is now effectively worthless, while access to a share of urban land is unaffordable to all but the well-off ... In Auckland, New Zealand, urban land prices jumped by over 300 per cent in just six years Or in Los Angeles, where land values (separated from building values) have increased in many areas by over 500 per cent in just seven years.
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Auckland Council cold on compensating private homeowners for flood damage

NewstalkZB 08 May 2023
Last week, Brown and councillors met to discuss how Auckland Council proposes to engage with Wellington as central government develops a national policy response to locations severely affected by flooding and land instability, including managed retreat ... “Three months ago, Auckland ...

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