Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: A Big Thing

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  • Russell Brown,

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    Panorama from the viewing point over the south end.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    And an even bigger version of the same panorama.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Yup, big alright! I was going to post these on the scuplture thread, but you’ve provided a much more suitable place : ) All taken from the car.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Alice the digger

    As in, down the rabbit hole she goes?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1898 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to linger,

    Named by a school child in a competition. Tunnel boring machines are always given female names, and NZTA held a contest to name the TBM that we now know as Alice.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Alec Morgan,

    Thanks for photos Russell and Nora, was at Kiwi Rd but moved up to Fruitvale–New Lynn, so only see the works from a car lately.

    The link does make sense and will quieten down a number of suburban streets alright when operative. But; surely enough of the big roads apart from fixing the Warkworth intersection. I’d like to see the next government stop throttling rail and spend some money there.

    Tokerau Beach • Since Nov 2006 • 121 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Hopefully the neighbours won't have to live next door for 24 years.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    It's very gender subversive to give a huge piece of boring machinery a female name. Do they call the tunnel Fred?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Moz, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    It's very gender subversive to give a huge piece of boring machinery a female name.

    It'd be more subversive if it was a large piece of interesting machinery :)

    Do they call the tunnel Fred?

    Nah, Trev. Trev's are useful but not all there.

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1201 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Werry,

    As I understand it there's no provision for a bus way on the expanded NW motorway - just shoulder lanes. Given the success of the North Shore busway and that the NW is planned to have major greenfields development this seems kind of dumb.

    Since Mar 2009 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Chris Werry,

    As I understand it there’s no provision for a bus way on the expanded NW motorway – just shoulder lanes.

    Correct. NZTA weren't interested. And, of course, no money is available for those kinds of capital works under the current government's policy statement on transport spending. It's all being sucked up by the Roads of (extremely) Dubious Significance.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    a huge piece of boring machinery

    Is that a value judgment or a description? ;-)
    Reminds me of a story, probably apocryphal, about an entry in the Yellow Pages that used to read: BORING: See Civil Engineers.

    Actually, not apocryphal.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 822 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Chris Werry,

    this seems kind of dumb

    understatement

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to linger,

    As in, down the rabbit hole she goes?

    yes

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    no money is available for those kinds of capital works under the current government's policy statement on transport spending

    Aucklnders need to realise who is pulling the strings on this one.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    One might say Alice augers well for Auckland...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

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