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My day with Al Gore

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

This week I have the enormous privilege of attending The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Melbourne. The Climate Reality Project was founded by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President.

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Real time traffic savings

By   /  February 5, 2014  /  Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

One of the greatest (heretofore uncounted) benefits of enabling more people to use passenger transport will be all the time they get back.

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Engines of happiness

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Money and the economy are not ends in themselves. It is happiness, health and contentment that all of us are really striving for.

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Democracy = bus (and bike!) lanes

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

I know everyone is frantically busy in the mad pre-xmas rush, so I’ll spare you a lengthy blog post about some great positive initiatives in Auckland (until next week, anyway), and instead just recommend you watch this fantastic TED talk.

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Let’s stop this madness

By   /  December 3, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Government is hell bent on destroying another vibrant, and vulnerable, community for the sake of ANOTHER motorway in Auckland. This seems insane, but the enigmatic (and until very recently, nonexistent) plan for an “East-West Link” to deal with freight problems between Onehunga and East Tamaki has jumped the queue to be one of the […]

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On the freedom of cycling

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Too much of any good thing can completely undermine its advantages. Cars are very useful, but they aren’t the most practical or affordable way for everyone in an urban area to get to school and work.

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Why Transmission Gully doesn’t stack up

By   /  November 5, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Julie Anne Genter, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

John Key announced last week that the Government would be signing the contract and starting construction on Transmission Gully before the next election. Talkback hosts and people who listen to them reacted with jubilation. Finally! A four lane expressway from the airport to Levin.

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