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. Constructed in June 2013, the […]

Shed decision delayed

Despite overwhelming demand, a decision on the contentious Birkenhead Wharf bike shed has been delayed until after the election. Kaipatiki Local Board officers were investigating if the $66,000 bike shed could be moved. A report on options was requested by September 11. If the report wasn’t finished, four members were to make a decision anyway […]

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 to the same weekends the […]

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 meeting of the Auckland Regional […]

Felled pohutukawa posed risk

Twelve historic pohutukawa trees in Hinemoa Park have been felled because their deteriorating condition posed a risk to the public, says the council. Hinemoa Park, located near to Birkenhead ferry terminal, has been home to 61 native pohutukawa trees since the 1920s. Birkenhead and Northcote parks officer Bob Wallace says a lack of knowledge about […]