Morningside railway station, Auckland
Morningside railway station is a station on the Western Line of the Auckland Railway Network. It has an island platform and is accessed via a level crossing on Morningside Drive and by a subway from New North Road. 1880: It opened as one of the original stations on the North Auckland Line. 1914: A signal box was established here. 1966: The line between Morningside and Avondale was double-tracked and the platform was upgraded to an island platform layout. 1993: The platform was modified to meet the requirements of new ex-Perth trains. 2009: An upgraded station was opened. 2013: In February, a woman in a wheelchair, stuck in the tracks was rescued from the path of an approaching train. 2014: Electrification infrastructure installed as part of the electrification of Auckland's railway network. Bus routes 20, 22N, 22R and 209 pass close to Morningside station. Morningside Station was featured in the music video for Lorde's song "Royals". List of Auckland railway stations Public transport in Auckland
The New Zealand Herald
The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It has the largest newspaper circulation of all newspapers in New Zealand, peaking at over 200,000 copies in 2006, although circulation of the daily Herald had declined to 115,213 copies on average by December 2017, its main circulation area is the Auckland region. It is delivered to much of the north of the North Island including Northland and King Country; the New Zealand Herald was founded by William Chisholm Wilson, first published on 13 November 1863. Wilson had been a partner with John Williamson in the New Zealander, but left to start a rival daily newspaper as he saw a business opportunity with Auckland's growing population, he had split with Williamson because Wilson supported the war against the Māori while Williamson opposed it. The Herald promoted a more constructive relationship between the North and South Islands. After the New Zealander closed in 1866 The Daily Southern Cross provided competition after Julius Vogel took a majority shareholding in 1868.
The Daily Southern Cross was first published in 1843 by William Brown as The Southern Cross and had been a daily since 1862. Vogel sold out of the paper in 1873 and Alfred Horton bought it in 1876. In 1876 the Wilson family and Horton joined in partnership and The New Zealand Herald absorbed The Daily Southern Cross. In 1879 the United Press Association was formed so that the main daily papers could share news stories; the organisation became the New Zealand Press Association in 1942. In 1892, the New Zealand Herald, Otago Daily Times, Press agreed to share the costs of a London correspondent and advertising salesman; the New Zealand Press Association closed in 2011. The Wilson and Horton families were both represented in the company, known as Wilson & Horton, until 1996 when Tony O'Reilly's Independent News & Media Group of Dublin purchased the Horton family's interest in the company; the Herald is now owned by Entertainment. That company is owned by Sydney-based APN News & Media and the Radio Network, owned by the Australian Radio Network.
Dita de Boni was a columnist for the newspaper, writing her first columns for the NZ Herald in 1995. From 2012 - 2015 she wrote a business and politics column until – after a series of articles critical of the Key government – the Herald discontinued her column for financial reasons. Gordon Minhinnick was a staff cartoonist from the 1930s until his retirement in the 1980s. Malcolm Evans was fired from his position as staff cartoonist in 2003 after the newspaper received complaints about his cartoons on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Laurence Clark was the daily political cartoonist from 1987 to 1996, continued to publish cartoons weekly in the Herald until 2000. On 10 September 2012, the Herald moved to a compact format for weekday editions, after 150 years publishing in broadsheet format; the broadsheet format was retained for the Saturday edition. In April 2007, APN NZ announced it was outsourcing the bulk of the Herald's copy editing to an Australian-owned company, Pagemasters.
In November 2012, two months after the launch of its new compact format, APN News and Media announced it would be restructuring its workforce, cutting eight senior roles from across the Herald's range of titles. The Herald is traditionally a centre-right newspaper, was given the nickname "Granny Herald" into the 1990s; this changed with the acquisition of the paper by Independent News & Media in 1996, today, despite remaining free enterprise oriented on economic matters such as trade and foreign investment, the Herald is editorially progressive on international geopolitics and military matters, printing material from British newspapers such as The Independent and The Observer but more conservative newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph. It regularly reprints syndicated material from the and politically conservative, right-wing British tabloid the Daily Mail; the Herald's stance on the Middle East is supportive of Israel, as seen most in its 2003 censorship and dismissal of cartoonist Malcolm Evans following his submission of cartoons critical of Israel.
On domestic matters, editorial opinion is centrist supporting conservative values. In 2007, an editorial disapproved of some legislation introduced by the Labour-led government, the Electoral Finance Act, to the point of overtly campaigning against the legislation. In July 2015, the New Zealand Press Council ruled that Herald columnist Rachel Glucina had failed to properly represent herself as a journalist when seeking comment from Amanda Bailey on a complaint she had made about Prime Minister John Key pulling her hair when he was a customer at the cafe in which she worked; the Herald published Bailey's name and comments after she had retracted permission for Glucina to do so. The council said there was an “element of subterfuge” in Glucina's actions and that there was not enough public interest to justify her behaviour. In its ruling the council said that, “The NZ Herald has fallen sadly short of those standards in this case.” The Herald's editor denied the accusations of subterfuge. Glucina subsequently resigned from the newspaper.
In 1998 the Weekend Herald was set up as a separate title and the newspaper's website was launched. A compact-sized Sunday edition, the Herald on Sunday, was first published on 3 October 2004 under the editorship of Suzanne Chetwin and for five years, by Shayne Currie, it won Newspaper of the Year for the calendar years 2007 and 2009 and is New Zealand's second-highest-circulating weekly newspaper after the more established and conservative broadshee
In the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and Commonwealth countries such as India, South Africa and New Zealand, a subway is an underpass for pedestrians and/or cyclists beneath a road or railway, allowing them to reach the other side in safety. Subways may be constructed for the benefit of wildlife. In the United States, as used by the California Department of Transportation and in parts of Pennsylvania such as Harrisburg and Wyoming County, it can mean a depressed road undercrossing. Subways are less common in North American cities than in European cities of comparable size, they are constructed when it is necessary for pedestrians to cross a railway line or a dual carriageway such as an interstate highway, they appear at the exits from underground rapid transit systems, but one would be built to enable people to cross an ordinary city street. When they are built, the term pedestrian underpass is more to be used, because "subway" in North America refers to rapid transit systems such as the New York City Subway or the Toronto Subway.
This usage occurs in Scotland, where the underground railway in Glasgow is referred to as the Glasgow Subway. In the Philippines, the term is underpass, there are two types: underpasses for pedestrians such as along Ayala Avenue in Makati and in the City of Manila near Quiapo Church, vehicular ones along the length of EDSA and other thoroughfares. One of the earliest and most notable vehicular underpasses is the "Lagusnilad" in front of Manila City Hall. Tunnel Media related to Underpasses at Wikimedia Commons
Mount Albert railway station
Mount Albert railway station is in the suburb of Mount Albert on the Western Line of the Auckland railway network in New Zealand, near Unitec, a local tertiary education provider, is popular with Unitec students. It has an island platform and is reached by a footbridge from Carrington Road at the northern end, an overbridge from New North Road on the eastern side, a subway that runs between Willcott Street and New North Road at the southern end. 1880: Opened as one of the original stations on the North Auckland Line. 1908: A signal box was added. 1909: A new station building was built, after the previous one was destroyed by fire. 1920s: A siding to Mount Albert Quarry from the station is closed. 1966: The line was double-tracked and much of the station's infrastructure was removed. The signal box is preserved at MOTAT. 2010: Significant discussion, including during the run-up to the local body elections, considered the station as dilapidated and in need of renewal. Criticised were the run-down shop rear areas fronting the railway station from the New North Road side.
A former Auckland City councilor suggested that a green wall would offer an option to hide these unsightly areas behind low-cost, low-maintenance planting.2013: The station was upgraded as part of a 2-stage Auckland Transport program in anticipation of the Auckland railway electrification project. The $9 million upgrade, which included an overhead covered walkway from Carrington Road, new passenger shelters, other enhancements, was ceremonially opened in July 2013; the second stage, to include a $1.23 million overbridge walkway to New North Road, was scheduled to be completed by August 2016. 2016: The overbridge, connecting the station directly to the pedestrian precinct of the Mount Albert shopping area, was opened on 17 September 2016. A number of bus services pass this station, allowing easy transfer, although there are no signs or information provided at the station; these include the Outer Link. List of Auckland railway stations Public transport in Auckland
Auckland Transport is the council-controlled organisation of Auckland Council responsible for transport projects and services. It was established by section 38 of the Local Government Act 2009, operates under that act and the Local Government Act 2010. Auckland Transport began operating from 1 November 2010, at the inauguration of Auckland Council, it assumed the role of the Auckland Regional Transport Authority and the combined transport functions of Auckland's seven city and district councils, all of which were disestablished. AT is responsible for the Auckland Region's public transport, it designs and maintains roads, ferry wharves and walkways. It is the largest of the council's organisations, with over 1700 staff, controlling half of all council rates. Dr David Warburton was the inaugural chief executive of the organisation, his successor, Shane Ellison, joined the organisation in December 2017. Auckland Transport has a key enforcement role, employing over 120 Parking Officers. In 2017, it created the new position of Transport Officer, with up to 220 to be appointed.
These officers work on Auckland's public transport network and are empowered by law to remove passengers off trains and issue infringement notices of $150 to enforce fare payment. Directors are appointed by Auckland Council; the Board has overall responsibility for delivering transport, including managing and controlling public transport and local roads. From 2010 to 2016, two councillors sat on the board, unlike the other Auckland CCOs, which were not permitted to have councillors as directors. Following the 2016 Auckland council elections, elected mayor Phil Goff dumped the two councillors, citing improved accountability and minimising compromises and conflict; the directors appointed from October 2016 were: Dr Lester Levy Wayne Donnelly Rabin Rabindran Mark Gilbert Dame Paula Rebstock Ernst Zöllner AT's assets totalled $19.1 billion in 2018, up 0.5 billion since June 2017. AT owned or operated the following transport assets as of 2018: 57 electric train sets, consisting of AM class multiple units per set 41 railway station facilities on Auckland's four railway lines, but not the platforms or tracks, which are owned by KiwiRail 16 dedicated bus stations, including six on the Northern Busway 21 ferry facilities 7,452 km of arterial and local roads Also the following: 6,859 km of footpaths, which grew to 7,287 km by 2016 985 bridges and major culverts 99,912 street lights 127,666 road signs 1,554 bus shelters 14 multi-storey car park buildings 933 on-street pay-and-display machines 270 AIFS integrated ticketing devices Public transport in Auckland AT Metro AT HOP card Hinaki Eel Trap Bridge Auckland Transport website
Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,628,900, it is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world; the Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions. The Auckland urban area ranges to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the north-west, Runciman in the south. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west; the surrounding hills are covered in rainforest and the landscape is dotted with dozens of dormant volcanic cones.
The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitematā Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of two separate major bodies of water; the isthmus on which Auckland resides was first settled around 1350 and was valued for its rich and fertile land. The Māori population in the area is estimated to have peaked at 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans. After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital, he named the area for Earl of Auckland, British First Lord of the Admiralty. It was replaced as the capital in 1865 by Wellington, but immigration to Auckland stayed strong, it has remained the country's most populous city. Today, Auckland's central business district is the major financial centre of New Zealand. Auckland is classified as a Beta + World City because of its importance in commerce, the arts, education.
The University of Auckland, established in 1883, is the largest university in New Zealand. Landmarks such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower, many museums, parks and theatres are among the city's significant tourist attractions. Auckland Airport handles around one million international passengers a month. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Auckland is ranked third on the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey, making it one of the most liveable cities; the isthmus was settled by Māori circa 1350, was valued for its rich and fertile land. Many pā were created on the volcanic peaks; the Māori population in the area is estimated to have been about 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans. The introduction of firearms at the end of the eighteenth century, which began in Northland, upset the balance of power and led to devastating intertribal warfare beginning in 1807, causing iwi who lacked the new weapons to seek refuge in areas less exposed to coastal raids.
As a result, the region had low numbers of Māori when European settlement of New Zealand began. On 27 January 1832, Joseph Brooks Weller, eldest of the Weller brothers of Otago and Sydney, bought land including the site of the modern city of Auckland, the North Shore, part of Rodney District for "one large cask of powder" from "Cohi Rangatira". After the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in February 1840, the new Governor of New Zealand, William Hobson, chose the area as his new capital and named it for George Eden, Earl of Auckland Viceroy of India; the land that Auckland was established on was given to the Governor by a local iwi, Ngāti Whātua, as a sign of goodwill and in the hope that the building of a city would attract commercial and political opportunities for iwi. Auckland was declared New Zealand's capital in 1841, the transfer of the administration from Russell in the Bay of Islands was completed in 1842; however in 1840 Port Nicholson was seen as a better choice for an administrative capital because of its proximity to the South Island, Wellington became the capital in 1865.
After losing its status as capital, Auckland remained the principal city of the Auckland Province until the provincial system was abolished in 1876. In response to the ongoing rebellion by Hone Heke in the mid-1840s, the government encouraged retired but fit British soldiers and their families to migrate to Auckland to form a defence line around the port settlement as garrison soldiers. By the time the first Fencibles arrived in 1848, the rebels in the north had been defeated. Outlying defensive towns were constructed to the south, stretching in a line from the port village of Onehunga in the west to Howick in the east; each of the four settlements had about 800 settlers. In the early 1860s, Auckland became a base against the Māori King Movement, the 12,000 Imperial soldiers stationed there led to a strong boost to local commerce. This, continued road building towards the south into the Waikato, enabled Pākehā influence to spread from Auckland; the city's population grew rapidly, from 1,500 in 1841 to 3,635 in 1845 to 12,423 by 1864.
The growth occurred to other mercantile-dominated cities around the port and with problems of overcrowding and pollution. Auckland's population of ex-soldiers was far greater than that of other settlements: about 50 percent of the popula
Mister Pip is a novel by Lloyd Jones, a New Zealand author. It is named after the chief character in, shaped by the plot of, Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations. Jones wrote 11 versions of the novel setting it on an unnamed Pacific island; the novel was set against the backdrop of the civil war on Bougainville Island during the early 1990s. The novel is the story of a girl caught in the throes of war on the island of Bougainville, it is through the guidance of her devoted but strict Christian mother and teacher that Matilda survives but, more through her connection with Pip, a fictional creation in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Pip helps Matilda maintain a desire to live after her father, the wise Mr Watts and her island home cease to exist; the novel opens with a colorful description of Watts, whom the children call Pop-Eye due to his eyes that "stuck out further than anyone else's". We learn of his marriage to Grace, a native of Bougainville, which explains why he remained long after most white men had abandoned the island.
With military tension rising and the schoolroom growing over with creepers, Watts decides to take on the task of educating the children. Despite his claim to be limited in intelligence, he introduces the students to one of the greatest English authors, Charles Dickens. Dolores, Matilda's overzealous Christian mother, expresses an extreme distrust of the teacher and his curriculum, she does everything in her power to ensure that her daughter's mind is not polluted by the strange white man, including making weekly visits to the classroom. She goes as far as stealing and hiding Watts's Great Expectations book, an action that causes immense trouble when "red skin" soldiers enter the village and find Pip's name carved into the sand, it is Matilda who wrote his name, it is her guilt that makes her empathize with her mother, who refuses to give up the book as evidence that Pip is not a rebel but a fictional character. Convinced that Pip must be a spy, hidden from them, the soldiers destroy the houses.
All they leave behind are smoking fragments of the village's former life. As the tension escalates, a group of rebel soldiers returns to the village to question Watts, he agrees to explain himself over the course of seven nights, proceeds to tell a story that entwines Pip's life with his own. Matilda develops an idea about why he returned to the island with his wife and stayed after all the other whites left, his wife has died, Watts considers moving on and offers Matilda a chance to escape from the island. However, she would have to choose between Watts and her mother but before this can happen the rebels flee and the soldiers return; the soldiers kill Watts, when Matilda's mother speaks up she is taken away and raped. Matilda is raped, but her mother gives up her life to spare her. In the wake of surviving the slaughter of her village, her mother, Watts, Matilda loses her will to live, she nearly drowns but is revived by the memory of Pip, who narrowly escaped death. After clinging to a log, Matilda is picked up by the fisherman who had arranged to escape with Watts, reaches Australia.
There she begins to pick up the pieces of her disrupted life. She comes to terms with the reality of Watts, who altered both the facts of his life and abridged the contents in Great Expectations in an effort to provide escape from the world, both for himself and for the children, she reveals her success in becoming a scholar and a Dickens expert and concludes her narrative by emphasizing the power of literature to offer escape and solace in the worst of times. Matilda becomes a teacher in Australia in order to fulfill her dream and educate people, but to keep the memory of Watts alive. Matilda is the main character in the novel, she was in her early teens and attending school, taught by Watts after the teachers fled the island once the blockade began. Matilda has lived on the island her whole life: she lives with only her mother Dolores, as her father has left to work abroad. Matilda goes to live with her father in Australia after her mother and Watts are killed Mr. Watts is the only white man left on the island.
He has a mysterious history, which many of the islanders long to know about, one being his marriage to Grace. He taught the children of the island and read to them, each day reading a chapter of Great Expectations. Dolores is the mother of a strong Christian believer, she has many different viewpoints from Watts. Grace is the second wife of Watts, she was born on Bougainville, but moved to Wellington, New Zealand to study dentistry, where she fell in love with Watts. Grace returned to Bougainville with Watts. Daniel is the character who unintentionally causes Watts' death, his own by witnessing it, he claims that Watts is Dickens, when the soldiers come looking for Pip, Watts takes the role of Dickens. This leads to his downfall. Daniel is a little bit slow, when the officer asks'who saw the white man die?' Daniel puts his hand up and is delighted to know the answer. The novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. Andrew Adamson wrote a film adaption of the novel, called Mr. Pip, which he directed.
Hugh Laurie plays Watts. It was filmed in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. On July 29 and 30 2011 filming was at Glendowie College