The BDeep logo arrives at The Bob Dey Property Report as the signifier of articles which will have more depth than the normal run of straight news, or the longer pieces which also generally don’t delve too far.
I’ve been working through how to present these deeper pieces – in a schedule which already runs 24/7 – and, with the intention of writing the first episodes over the summer, I found it hard to fit them in. Some half-written pieces lie around waiting for the final touches.
There was also a question of what: I can’t go deeply into every topic I’d like to, what do I chase after?
The answer to that is to follow the broad Neighbourhoods & Sectors themes of this website, and then to narrow down. The Neighbourhoods pieces will give you context; the range of Sectors topics will be limited, at least initially. But frequently topics will straddle both neighbourhoods & sectors.
One thing none of them will be is long-winded diatribes. My intention is to provide concise items that perhaps start out quite superficial, or with only a little of the deeper information you might have expected, and to expand in subsequent additions. Those additions might come the next day, the next week or the next month, but will be tagged as BDeep items so you can keep track of them.
First up is the East-West Link around what has been made the backside of central Auckland. I’ve written occasionally about it, usually with unease. Nobody seems to have had a grip on what’s wanted or by whom, and nobody seems to have had a long-term vision beyond “Congestion? Drive a new road through!”
Let’s take a look…..
Related story today: East-West: Change is looming closer