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Oceania Briefing— Oceania

Preface

Auckland's ambitious transport plans and why Hobart has its eyes on Sydney's defunct monorail.

Australia, Cook Island, New Zealand, Pacific, Rongelap Atoll

Taking its toll

New Zealand [AUCKLAND]

When mayor Len Brown came to power promising to make Auckland the “world’s most liveable city”, he caught the public’s imagination by calling for transport improvements costing nz$12bn (€7.4bn). Now to find the cash. Auckland cannot afford to do nothing. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southern Hemisphere, with a population set to rise by 50 per cent to two million by 2030. Traffic congestion is already chronic and public transport is poor, the result of political infighting and under-investment…

Monocle 24

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