Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

Submission to NZ inquiry on inter-regional passenger rail

NZ needs inter-regional passenger rail as an alternative to flying and driving for climate and other reasons. Here’s my submission to a Parliamentary inquiry, with comparisons to Canada and Switzerland.

Interactions with Immigration New Zealand

Getting residence. Quite a ride, and I know how to work systems..

Trans-Canada Highway vs State Highway 1: Getting around (Central) Canada & NZ

Thoughts about how people get around in Canada and New Zealand.

Review: Emerald Hours in New Zealand Part II, getting around the South Island

Second part of my book review / transit comparison between 1905 and 2021. This time featuring the South Island and the Milford Track.

Review: Emerald Hours in New Zealand Part I, North Island (but really, transport in NZ)

Alys Lowth and her party toured New Zealand in the early 1900s and took a surprising amount of public transit. Here, I compare public transit in NZ in 1905 and today. Also: things that are the same (geology), and things that are different (not as much as one would think!).