Are you interested in what Aotearoa New Zealand’s land transport system should look like in the future? What do you think might be a fair way to pay for it? 

Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures and Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport are working together to see what people think about the question ‘who should pay for what?’ in the future land transport system.
There will be four deliberating workshops planned where participants will learn more about the issue, hear others' perspectives and reasoning, and look for common ground – one each in North and South Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch.
A diverse group of 30 participants will be selected for each workshop via a randomised 'civic lottery' process.
If you are selected and agree to attend, you will receive a $100 Prezzy card recognising your time and input. The workshops will run from 9am to 1pm. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
To register your interest you can go to the University of Auckland website participant registration.

Why are these workshops being held?
Changes in the transport system and how it is funded could significantly impact future generations. To make the right decisions, it is important to understand what people want for the future, and what they think is a fair approach to funding and financing the system to achieve those goals.
The Ministry is taking an innovative approach to engaging stakeholders and the public on these complex issues. Koi Tū is a think tank at the University of Auckland. This is a pioneering innovative tools to make public engagement more inclusive, informed and constructive.
Please get in touch either via email or call at 027 271 990 for assistance or questions about the project.


Customer testing of bilingual signage designs - Auckland

Auckland Transport are going to update their Transport Design Manual to include bilingual signage with both English and te reo Māori as a new baseline standard for all signage.

In preparation they have been working with Maynard Design to review current bilingual wayfinding designs and conduct customer testing to see if they can optimise their approach to make sure the signage is as easy to read and understand as possible. 
Testing bilingual signage designs day is to take place on Thursday 26 January at Strand Station in Parnell, Auckland and to obtain feedback from people around the design.
Note - they are only be testing signage on this day, and not any other wayfinding items in the environment (eg: tactiles or other physical elements).
To make sure that they are hearing from a wide range of people, Auckland Transport would like to include people with:

  • low vision (but not completely blind),
  • loss of hearing, and 
  • wheelchair users 
  • People do not need to speak te reo Māori (though if they do, that would be a bonus). 

Requirements on testing day
Participants will be required for a scheduled 30-minute slot at Strand Station where a testing environment will be set up between 10am and 3pm. Participants will be given navigation tasks to complete using only the visual wayfinding signs in place.
People will be paid for their time.
Contact Tina Kittelty if you are interested