Auckland: Tale of a SuperCity

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Council duo attack rail link spend
Council duo attack rail link spend

Spending on rail in Auckland has been compared to a "black hole of Calcutta" as right-leaning councillors take an increasingly…

Tanker split causes large oil spill
Tanker split causes large oil spill

A truck fuel tank has split and spilled about 350 litres of diesel across the North Western motorway in Auckland. Police…

Auckland: Story worth telling
Auckland: Story worth telling

John Roughan concludes this account of Auckland with the hope that it has uncovered a heritage to treasure.

Auckland: Safe as houses
Auckland: Safe as houses

Despite a poor past record of demolition and destruction, things are looking up for Auckland’s historic buildings, writes…

Auckland: Tale of a SuperCity

Auckland: Winging their way back
Auckland: Winging their way back

Birds are returning to the Auckland mainland thanks to the efforts of dedicated conservation groups…

Auckland: The windfall

The Auckland Regional Services Trust turned a debt into a pot of gold which helped to fund developments such as the Viaduct…

Otara - the first Polynesian suburb

Pacific immigrants started moving to tree-less, amenity-less Otara in the 1960s, attracted by the area's cheaper housing…

Auckland: Pacific power

In the largest Polynesian city in the world, a growing Pacific population looks set to become a significant force, writes…

The fall and rise of Ngati Whatua
The fall and rise of Ngati Whatua

The rise of Ngati Whatua, the demise of Ngati Whatua and then the rise again is a story laced with irony…

Sabotage in the heart of Auckland

The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior showed we were not immune to international intrigue.

Auckland: On the fringe

Indian-born Aucklander Sapna Samant describes the migrant experience.

Auckland: A new wave

Changes to immigration legislation and an increase in students from overseas has seen ethnic diversity flourish, writes…

Auckland: Developing taste

It is the fate of every generation to believe they invented the present and that the past had nothing to do with it. Thus…

Auckland: Our man of the sea
Auckland: Our man of the sea

Bayswater boy Peter Blake took his love of sailing to international heights and brought the sailing…

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Brian Rudman on Auckland

Brian Rudman: Taking a broad jab at the flu not to be sniffed at
Brian Rudman: Taking a broad jab at the flu not to be sniffed at

We humans are a strange lot. Punching or stabbing or running down your neighbour in your car is severely frowned upon. Even…

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