Best wishes for the New Year.
May 2018 be the best year of your life yet!
May 2018 also be the year when the politicians in Central and Local government open their eyes to the possibilities contained in Supermaxx and Skycabs and provide the best possible public transport in the shortest possible time at the lowest possible cost throughout New Zealand!
STOP THE BILLION DOLLAR RIP OFF! Failure to implement Supermaxx in 2007 has now cost Aucklanders over $1 billion - half in excess operating subsidies, and half in excessive fares. It must stop!
If you need a break from the ordinary why not join me on a fabulous tour to discover the back blocks and history of New Zealand or discovering our wonderful world.
DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND
COROMANDEL AND EAST CAPE
Departs Auckland 19 February, and 19 March, 2018.
$1,990 per person share twin
NORTHLAND GRAND HERITAGE.A 5 day discovery of early Maori and European history north of Auckland. Kauri Museum and forest, Hokianga, Mangungu, Waimate North, Keri Keri, Russell, Mission stations, Bay of Islands cruise, Cape Reinga tour, Vintage rail ride, Kawiti glowworm caves, Ruapekapeka Pa, Whangarei.
Departs Auckland 05 March. $1,590 per person share twin
Also tours to Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua, South Island.
DISCOVER YOUR WORLD ESCORTED in 2018
FRENCH POLYNESIA. 13 days. 09 - 21 July, 2018
4 nights resort plus 7 night "Wind Spirit" cruise to Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, and Huahine.
ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS. 21 days. 26 September - 16 October, 2018
3 nights Rome PLUS 14 night Holland America cruise aboard "Prinsendam" from just $9,990 per person share twin to Greece, Israel, Rhodes, Crete, Sicily, Naples, Rome
MEGACRUISE CARIBBEAN SUPERDEAL!!!
16 days. 14 - 29 October.Just $6,990 per person ex Auckland with Balcony cabins.
3 nights New York, 2 nights Orlando, 1 night Miami. 7 night cruise aboard "Harmony of the Seas", largest cruise ship in the world!
SOUTH AMERICA AND ANTARCTICA.
14 December 2018 - 10 January, 2019
3 nights Santiago plus 21 night Holland America cruise aboard "Zaandam" through the Chilean Fjords,Cape Horn, Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, Montevideo to Buenos Aires.
Optional extension to Iguacu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Cuzco, Macchu Picchu, Galapagos.
Click CONNOISSEURHOLIDAYS below for details
Homelessness in the city
AUCKLAND CBD ISSUES
Efficiency of travel through the CBD area is critical to the success of "Supermaxx". There is not too much traffic in the inner city. It just takes too long to get through the mass of traffic lights. Creative solutions are needed to make the CBD area a vastly better place to live, work, shop, and play.
Click here for some better solutions
I believe our economy and social fabric are disintegrating, in part because of world events, in part because we are not addressing the issues with long term solutions. During my 6 years at sea in the merchant navy if we knew a severe storm was coming we prepared the ship to cope by checking all operating systems, making sure the cargo was secure, clearing the decks,and rigging lifelines through the companionways for the safety of passengers and crew. We as a nation are cruising into danger. We need to change course to minimise damage, and prepare the country for rough weather ahead.
These are challenging times. For decades we have been undermining the foundations of society in the environmental, social, economic, and spiritual areas - every facet of a flourishing society. Now we are reaping what we have sown. Until we face up to some basic facts and rebuild the foundations we will not live in the quality society we wish to.
Click here for details
The Secret of a successful nation
Open letter sent to all members of Parliament and most media 4th April, 2017
The Secret of personal success
AUCKLAND HARBOUR BRIDGE WALK
It is possible to have regular access to Auckland Harbour bridge. Click here for details.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND PARTY CENTRAL FIASCO, 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2011
We are not victims of our own success Mayor Brown, as you stated on the 10th September, we are victims of the gross incompetence of Auckland Transport and Auckland Council!Click here for details