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Eye of the Fish / January 2008

We are a fledgling blog that was created to continue the legacy of Tom Beard’s superb WellUrban. Our aim is to further discourse on Wellington’s urban environment, as well to as report on the other aspects of life in the capital. Tom has set certainly high standards for us, and we wish him all the best in his new position.

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      • To Rail or not to Rail
        • 30 Jan 2008
        • Eye of the Fish
        • The Wellington urban class really wants light rail. And why wouldn’t they? Light rail is sexy transit…cruise smoothly, comfortably, and quickly to the local tiki bar; no more lurching starts and stops, no more endless waits behind four other buses boarding at the stop on Willis Street, no more fighting with cars for road space. And so there seems to be a grumbling undercurrent regarding the position of the Ngauranga-to-Airport strategic study report.
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        • light-rail

      • A New Farm for Ohariu
        • 29 Jan 2008
        • Eye of the Fish
        • It has been confirmed that Meridian Energy plans to build a new wind farm in the Ohariu Valley, with 31 turbines across 4000 hectares. The proposed site is owned by 5 farmers, who banded together in 2002 to negotiate proposals with various energy companies. Talks had stalled over price issues in 2003, but recently an agreement has been reached. Having met with the community last night, it is unclear whether the project will face significant opposition from the local residents.
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        • windfarm

      • Ohtel by the Park
        • 27 Jan 2008
        • Eye of the Fish
        • Wellington’s buildings continue to surprise and delight me, relative newcomer as I am to this small, perfectly-formed city. It’s not a place that you could say has great traditions of anything in particular - it has demolished most, but not all of its Victorian heritage, has a fine collection of post-modern eighties buildings that have firmly gone out of style, with the remaining collection being eclectic at best, and motley at worst.
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        • orientalbay
        • Oriental Bay, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


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