Harbour Bridge cycle path

PHOTO: ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF While in lockdown, seven families were told their homes could be compulsorily acquired by the Crown.

Families on Auckland’s North Shore have been told their homes will be demolished to make way for a cycle ramp off the proposed pathway over the Harbour Bridge. 

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On day two of the nationwide lockdown, residents of Princes St on Northcote Point said the New Zealand Transport Agency foisted a last-minute design change on them, which meant the Crown would now need to acquire their homes.

“There was not a single word about consultation of this new plan, and it was presented to us as a fait-accompli,” homeowner Carol Brown told Stuff.


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