Posts by Paul Brislen

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  • Speaker: Queen City: A Secret History of…,

    Lovely piece that helps frame up how far we've come (and how far we've left yet to go). Thanks for that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Waterview Bore, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    sadly the one-lane road from Dev to everywhere else precludes any hope of doing that. I dropped someone at the ferry once after a meeting at my office - took us nearly an hour to get to Dev from Takapuna. One way.

    We have all this water, why aren't we using it to move people about I wonder.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Waterview Bore,

    I don't think Aucklanders want to drive in their cars any more than any other city dwellers... far from it. But the lack of choice is incredibly limited. Trains cover part of the city, buses get squeezed out - bicycles are fine but my ride of choice (scooter) just became too dangerous over the years and having been killed three times I refuse to go on the motorway on one at all, which meant I had no alternative but to buy a car.

    I've got a photo of Auckland taken in the 1930s showing untold ferries arriving and leaving from the CBD - today we're lucky if we have more than a handful and typically they're aimed at tourists or the islands. I was stunned to learn I couldn't get a ferry to Takapuna and the only choice for me was to drive over the bridge.

    Give us some [safe] alternatives and we're likely to take them up.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,

    You'll be Ng'ing regretting this, mark my words.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address 2012 Word…,

    Levesentimental. Looking back to an era when journalists were trusted to bring us the truth not car crash porn.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Gerry Brownlee: “I Like To…, in reply to David Haywood,

    BOB IS AWESOME can he come round and help at our place? What do you charge him out at?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Party on, dudes,

    Happy Birthday PA and well done, Rascally Russel. Thanks for the opportunity to post and to join in and for giving Keith and co a place to do some of the best reporting in the land.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Big 2012 US Election PAS Thread, in reply to Hadyn Green,

    you're a gentleman and a scholar and I thank you kindly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Big 2012 US Election PAS Thread,

    And the NY Times has a lovely graphic that suggests hopefully we don't even need to watch!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: High anxiety, live,

    The novel is one of my favourite re-reads. Highly recommended. Glad to hear the show is as good - will try to look it up when time permits.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 170 posts Report Reply

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