Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Old Ak Motorway Off-Ramp Gets Cultural Makeover


MEDIA RELEASE

22 March 2013

NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Regional Office

Old Ak Motorway Off-Ramp Gets Cultural Makeover

One of the NZ Transport Agency’s disused motorway off-ramps in central Auckland is getting a cultural makeover – and a temporary new lease of life as the concrete canvas for an art exhibition.

The old Nelson Street off-ramp, which was part of the motorway network in Auckland’s CBD, will provide the backdrop for an open air art gallery this Saturday (23 March) as part of the annual exhibition called the Urbis Designday.

“Were delighted that this old section of the motorway network can be used to get artists out of their traditional studios and galleries,” says the NZTA’s State Highways Manager for Auckland, Tommy Parker. “Our aim is to improve transport connections across the city, and where it is appropriate we include art as a permanent feature on some of our big projects like the Victoria Park Tunnel and the duplicate bridge over the Manukau Harbour.”

This year’s Urbis Designday is called “Journey of Connections”. The Nelson Street installation is one of 10 sites around the city. The design is intended to represent the evolution of transport beyond the car.

People will not have direct access to the off-ramp, but they will be able to view the Nelson Street gallery from Karangahape Road and the Hopetoun Street Bridge.

The Nelson Street off-ramp was closed to traffic eight years ago when the NZTA completed a series of improvements to the Central Motorway Junction.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2014 General Election: Voting Period Begins

The first votes for the 2014 general election will be cast today, Wednesday 3 September, as advance voting begins ahead of election day on Saturday 20 September.

“Election day is September 20, but if you want, you can vote from today,” says Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden. “Almost 300 advance voting places will be available around the country for people to cast early votes.”

Times and opening hours will vary around the country to suit local needs. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Two Dead, One Injured: Suspect Charged After Ashburton Shooting

Russell John Tully has appeared in Christchurch District Court. Tully has been remanded in custody on charges of murder of Peg Noble and Leigh Cleveland and attempted murder of Lindy Curtis. More>>

ALSO:

John Key Press Conference: Ashburton Shootings, Judith Collins Inquiry

Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton... Key also answered questions about Judith Collins, and confirmed that independent inquiry will be held with regard to allegations made against Collins. More>>

ALSO:

Internet MANA: Georgina Beyer Rocks The Waka

“There is now, and always will be, a range of views about many issues within our movement and members are free to express them, but Georgina’s views on Kim Dotcom are not shared by the MANA Movement leadership or the vast majority of MANA members and supporters around the country” states MANA Candidate for Waiariki, Annette Sykes. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Update: Inquiry Into Release Of NZSIS Information

The Inquiry would be conducted in private and individuals would appear before her separately over a period of more than a week. She does not intend to name those summoned to give evidence until her report is published. “I can confirm that all persons summoned will be required to appear under oath...” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On John Key’s ‘Blame It On Judith’ Strategy

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious Fraud Office. More>>

ALSO:

Maori Council Lawyers' Statement: Supreme Court Decision On Maori Water Rights

“…the Supreme Court refused to give Pouakani people what they asked for, but may have given them something much, much better instead… the Supreme Court has questioned whether the Crown owns the River at all.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Debate, And The Collins Accusation

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news