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Sallies brace for needy Christmas
Sallies brace for needy Christmas

Salvation Army volunteers are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas - of assistance to families facing a struggle to…

From leafy suburb to apartment zone

Auckland councillors are going behind closed doors to propose rezoning thousands more houses in the city's suburbs for multiple…

Editorial: Goff favourite but needs to exert control

Phil Goff is the instant front-runner, if not a near certainty, to be the next mayor of Auckland.

Your Views: Who should be mayor of Auckland?

Labour MP Phil Goff has announced he is standing as an independent candidate for the Auckland mayoralty, ending months of…

Secret housing plans for Auckland
Secret housing plans for Auckland

Tens of thousands of homes in Auckland's leafy residential suburbs are being rezoned and Auckland Council says homeowners…

Phil Goff on being mayor of Auckland
Phil Goff on being mayor of Auckland

After announcing he will stand for Auckland mayor, Phil Goff shares his thoughts on how he would run NZ's largest city.

Auckland for sale, but rates won't drop
Auckland for sale, but rates won't drop

A privatisation programme of Super City assets offers up billions for the cash-strapped Auckland Council but little in the…

Brian Rudman: History is being rewritten at every turn
Brian Rudman: History is being rewritten at every turn

Len Brown would have us believe that nothing happened pre-Super City and that advances since then were all his doing.

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Cartoon: The Len Brown Hangover
Council to reduce iwi approval rules

Councillors will vote on Thursday to remove 1373 of the 3600 sites of value from the proposed Unitary Plan, or new planning…

Brown's decision brings relief

Len Brown's announcement has been met with relief by council members who say they can focus on milestone decisions for the…

Richie first for Super City honour

Richie McCaw was granted the Freedom of Auckland by Mayor Len Brown yesterday - the first time the honour has been bestowed…

Snapshots: A super celebration
Snapshots: A super celebration

The Langham hotel was decked out last week for the annual AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards…

Heritage protection to be slashed

Entire suburbs have no heritage protection, leaving them open for demolition.

Council salary rises ease off

The rise in pay packets for Auckland Council's top brass has slowed this year, according to a Herald survey.

Exotics plantings getting axe

The Super City is turning xenophobic when it comes to trees.

Mark Thomas: Why would anyone stand for Mayor?

There is relentless scrutiny and although customers and shareholders may be a tough crowd at times for a corporate CEO…

Goff 'likely' to run for mayor
Goff 'likely' to run for mayor

The Super City mayoral contest has sparked to life with Labour MP Phil Goff all but declaring he is…

'Green' idea for CBD bottleneck

Upper Symonds St above Auckland's CBD is being eyed as a largely pedestrianised zone when trams return to the city.

Food waste collection strikes a green note

A proposed Auckland-wide food waste collection has been extended in parts of the City and the number of homes taking the…

White water, white-knuckle ride

A man-made waterfall with a 4.5m drop is to feature in a white water sports centre in Auckland.

K Rd's colour under threat of whitewash

For decades Karangahape Rd's eclectic tenants have jostled together. Now, those who love it fear Auckland's most vibrant…

Bernard Hickey: The lure of the 'double Grammar zone'
Bernard Hickey: The lure of the 'double Grammar zone'

The words "double Grammar zone" plastered across a real estate billboard is enough to make any red-blooded…

Auckland's Civic building on the block

Once it was Auckland's tallest office building. Soon it could be converted into dozens of apartments or a hotel.

$64m facelift for Aotea Centre

"It's not the world's most beautiful building."

Auckland boom ripples to regions

Many Aucklanders are leaving the Super City to buy their first home in cheaper areas.

'Everybody else knew about it but us'

Auckland councillors have been kept in the dark about a Maori word being added to the name of a new development agency for…

Got some panuku? The council does
Got some panuku? The council does

A Maori word has been added to the name of a development agency for the Super City at the eleventh hour…

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Brian Rudman on Auckland

Brian Rudman: Maori board hops over the law
Brian Rudman: Maori board hops over the law

It's rare for politicians to admit their mistakes. Particularly one as recent as Auckland Council's unelected Maori Statutory…

Brian Rudman: National plays it coy in Auckland
Brian Rudman: Help deportees or face a wave of crime
Coleman's obesity cure right up alley
Rudman: Paula Bennett's free pass for cowboys
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OIA review finds 'no deliberate misuse'

A high-level review of the Official Information Act will not uncover any widespread political interference in the release…

Healthcare bill unlikely to pass

A bid to make health insurance compulsory for migrants who enter New Zealand in the parent reunion category is set to fail…

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