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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…

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