A wrap up of news from New Zealand after 4 weeks into the new year starting with:
John Key to kickstart $2.5b Auckland city rail link
more info: here
Former Kiwi student’s struggle with depression, anxiety and resentment over loan debt
More Kiwi’s scared into coming home in fear they might get arrested at the airport
I’ve had student loan drama of my own and it appears I wasn’t the only one who tried to bury my head in the sand, in the hope it will disappear
Kiwis snapping up return Air New Zealand flights to the US for under $800
With more airlines flying to Auckland, is this part of Air New Zealands play to keep Kiwis buying from the airline?
full story here:
Campaign to buy beach sparks up
A small property company is trying to crowd fund the purchase of a bit of Kiwi paradise in the Abel Tasman. If this is sold to a private company, it would mean the access to the beach will also be lost to the public. Spark have jumped in with a $20k donation and is encouraging other companies to do the same. Vodafone?
read full story here:
New Zealand toilets feature road crash maps
One of New Zealands most embarrassing statistics are our high road deaths. Road fatalities since 1/1/2016 in New Zealand as at Thursday, 28 January 2016, according to the New Zealand Transport Authority stands at 28!. One a day. These maps of hotspot crash areas are said to be aimed at tourists. Whether it’s a warning to tourists or implied that tourists are the cause of the problem, is up for interpretation. But I’ve been driving back on our roads for 2 months now and can honestly say, our driving has gotten worse since I left in 2005.
read the full story : http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35411568
Not this shit again!!
Just what we don’t need, another f**king earthquake. We’ve ploughed so much money (read: borrowed) into this region, there’s no more shipping containers left in New Zealand to accomodate more makeshift popup stores. #prayingforCHCH
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