Archive for the 'Environmental Comment' Category

1968- A 10,000 Pound Building Consent Cost – 28 Pounds!

Take that, you four wheel drive driving, $100,000 pa salaried, fancy officed, Resource Management Act  incanting and District Scheme quoting councils! Permits were 0.28% of the cost of the work! and it probably was better built, too!

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January 13 2016 | Around Wonderful Wellington and Environmental Comment | No Comments »

A For Apartments: Auckland’s Solution.

Like it or not, density has to go up. The”more road” solution is proven to fail, worldwide. Photo, Jason Langley.2B0F60C300000578-0-image-m-42_1438627612337

August 10 2015 | Auckland real estate and Environmental Comment and Solving Housing shortage and Zoning | No Comments »

Council turning bedsits into 5 bedroom units.

WCC is about the second biggest social houser in the country. In a deal  costing hundreds of millions with central government, the big number of bedsits are being amalgamated inot a much smaller number of really big units. Those   going to get help, are in big groups aparently,  so the council is going to give them what they need.

So where do the elderly & disturbed go, past residents of the bedsits?

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October 26 2010 | About Wellington Apartments and Environmental Comment | No Comments »

Wonderful Wellington: Beach regeneration.

The pink covers at sunset make this beach  grass replanting look like a Christo ( the artist not the Christmas company) installation.

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October 15 2010 | Around Wonderful Wellington and Environmental Comment | No Comments »

Radioactive Team Green

Driving through Thorndon going to apointment. Here is your laugh for the day! A classic oxymoron.

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August 25 2010 | Environmental Comment | No Comments »

Oil Spill Twitter site

Sorry.I so can not get the “hyperlink” function to work.
The address is

http://twitter.com/bpglobalpr

June 07 2010 | Environmental Comment | No Comments »

Oil not Real Estate.

The Best Use of Twitter so Far

Not real estate, but you have got to see the black humour in this site!

Its about the oil spill.You can see how twitter works here. 130 000 followers.

Example: Try our cap operation at home! Hold a funnel over a firehose, sell what you catch and proclaim victory! #bpwins

June 07 2010 | Environmental Comment | No Comments »

Wonderful Wellington Properties. Wonderful Use of Road Reserve


These people have developed a very steep site into garden. Fruit trees, vegetables, semi permanent structures, between road and house. Full marks! Very hard to photo sorry, & address withheld.

May 09 2010 | Around Wonderful Wellington and Environmental Comment | No Comments »