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Daniel Newcombe

Main Meeting: 2nd April 2019

Guest Speaker: Daniel Newcombe - Auckland Transport
Topic: "Auckland Transport Strategic Projects"
Daniel is the manager of the Strategic Projects team in Auckland Transport’s Strategy Division. He has a degree in Town Planning and Masters in Engineering and worked for transport agencies in Auckland and London for the last 20 years. His current work includes strategic planning for the city centre, plus working on light rail, the next harbour crossing and other major projects that affect the central area. Daniel has been at AT for 8 years and has worked on projects from the Waterview tunnels to cycle lanes and bus priority.  He currently leads AT's business case development for Northwest light rail, ferry development, the future North Shore rapid transit network and various corridor projects. Finally, Daniel works closely with Auckland Council on city centre planning, such as the pedestrianisation of Queen St.


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Overview of our Monthly Meetings
The two hour meeting is held on the first Tuesday morning of each month in Browns Bay. An invited speaker, expert in the field, informs, educates and entertains us. Our focus is Exceptional New Zealanders doing Exceptional Things in New Zealand. A wide range of current topics is covered and we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.

The second part of the meeting is provided by our U3A Special Interest Groups whose presentations have been identified as being of interest for the whole membership. A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat. Attendance at the main monthly meetings is optional. Members are required to attend one or more Special Interest Groups as this is where the active learning focus of the U3A philosophy occurs and long last friendships are made.