Birkenhead wharf bike shed cost $60K has gone

A bike shed on Birkenhead wharf on Auckland’s North Shore which cost $60,000 to build only three years ago has already been removed. Soon after it was built, a petition found it obstructed fisherman, impeded views of the harbour and there had been inadequate community consultation prior to its construction. …

Ferry numbers double

Patronage on ferry services has doubled thanks to increased sailings. Auckland Transport and Fullers are trialling extra ferry services to and from Birkenhead, Northcote Point and Bayswater. Auckland Transport manager public transport operations Mark Lambert says passenger numbers since the beginning of the trial on December 17 have doubled compared …

Funding approved for ferry terminal

The much-awaited Birkenhead ferry terminal project is finally going full steam ahead. North Shore city councillor Ann Hartley says the Auckland Regional Transport Authority has confirmed funding for installation of a hydraulic boarding ramp. She says ARTA strategy and planning general manager Peter Clark made the confirmation at last week’s …