Plan ahead for the Royal Visit
Auckland Transport media release
Plan ahead for the Royal
You will need to plan ahead for the
Royal Visit. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be
visiting Wynyard Quarter and Team NZ headquarters from
around midday on Friday 11 April.
There will be some road
closures, parking restrictions and changes to public
transport around the Auckland waterfront.
intending to welcome the Royal Couple it is advisable to use
public transport as there will be no vehicle access or
parking in the area.
Normal timetables will operate on
bus, train and ferry. Plan ahead and check services by using
the Journey Planner: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/royal-visit-2014/
Transport Centre and the Downtown Ferry Terminal are only a
short walk from Wynyard Quarter via Quay St and the Viaduct
will be in place for City LINK and route 010 services
between 10am and 3pm, click here for details
For more information: www.at.govt.nz
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>