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Legal action over Auckland port fight
Legal action over Auckland port fight

Urban Auckland has taken the first legal steps to stop Ports of Auckland beginning construction on two massive wharf extensions…

Mayor walks out of port meeting

Auckland Mayor Len Brown today walked out of a council meeting following a stoush with councillor Cathy Casey over port…

Port plans to woo Aucklanders

Ports of Auckland is planning an offensive this week to sell its expansion plans to Aucklanders, using the carrot of releasing…

Brown loses support on port expansion

The majority of Auckland councillors now want a rethink on the controversial proposed expansion of the port.

Auckland Region

What's on this weekend What's on this weekend

We've found plenty to do so that the days won't drag…

The Dalmatians and their wine The Dalmatians and their wine

One hundred years ago, a teenaged Josip Babich removed…

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Pressure mounts over extension plans
Pressure mounts over extension plans

The protest was sparked by port company plans to begin building two massive extensions and Auckland Council voting to ease…

'An asset we shouldn't lose'
'An asset we shouldn't lose'

About 2000 people and more than a hundred boats gathered today to protest plans by Ports of Auckland to reclaim more of…

Auckland Harbour turned 'into a river'
Auckland Harbour turned 'into a river'

Auckland's Waitemata Harbour has been "turned from a harbour into a river", by Ports of Auckland expansion, yachting great…

Top Kiwis back harbour protest
Top Kiwis back harbour protest

Prominent business leaders, sailors, architects, musicians have signed an open letter demanding that Ports of Auckland 'stop…

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Elderly 'struggle' with rates rises
Elderly 'struggle' with rates rises

A general tax and grandfathering rates for the elderly are among suggestions from Grey Power to take…

Auckland: Rates increases + interactive

The prospect of hefty rates increases are going down like a lead balloon in feedback on the new 10-year budget.

Council's 10-year plan + interactive

The first of a two-part series wrapping up the Herald’s coverage of Auckland’s spending plan, Bernard Orsman asks local…

Michael Barnett: Relocation not the answer for Auckland's port

There is a certain irony that at a time Auckland is celebrating its founding as a port city 175 years ago, calls are growing…

Older, smaller buildings preferred
Older, smaller buildings preferred

Instagram and Flickr show people prefer older, smaller buildings to modern buildings, says a leading…

Group out to halt wharf plan

A protest group of concerned Aucklanders has joined the outcry against two large wharf extensions by Ports of Auckland…

$7.8m library rebuild a hit with residents

Jon Rennie and Nick Strauchan of Athfield Architects show off the new $7.8m Devonport Library.

Lantern festival kicks off

The Auckland Lantern Festival opened in Albert Park with a bang last night with firecrackers, lion dancers and cultural…

Decision shifts port expansion step closer

Ports of Auckland will start work in April on the first step to reclaim more of the Waitemata Harbour.

Smoking ban bylaw review brought forward
Smoking ban bylaw review brought forward

The question of making a bylaw to stop smoking on beaches, in parks and in many other public places…

Foreign posts easy to justify

The Auckland Council seems to be constantly surprised by decisions of its subordinate bodies.

Support for Wellington super city 'very weak'

There is strong opposition to a proposed Wellington super city, a survey has shown.

Aucklanders pick tolls over tax rise

Motorway tolls are gaining far more support from Aucklanders than lifting rates and fuel taxes to fill a $12 billion transport…

Library hours changed to save $1.1m

Most libraries will have reduced opening hours, while some others will be extended, in a bid to save $1.1 million in Auckland…

Councils' overseas posts 'a scandal'
Councils' overseas posts 'a scandal'

Auckland's local politicians have labelled the Council's overseas postings to London and San Francisco…

Brown backs man in London

Friday night, Len Brown was unaware the city had its very own ratepayer-funded man in London. Now he is all for it.

Boaties rally against council port plans

Auckland boaties are rallying against council plans to weaken controls over further reclamation of the Waitemata Harbour…

MP plays wait and see on bridge SkyPath

Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman won't say whether he supports the SkyPath proposed for beneath the Auckland Harbour Bridge…

Tony Holman: Beware that cloak-and-dagger council

Tony Holman writes: The secretive assets sales project highlights the anti-people, anti-democratic nature of the local government…

Reclamation U-turn snubs law advice
Reclamation U-turn snubs law advice

The Auckland Council appears to have done a legal flip-flop on the controversial issue of further reclamation…

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The dirty secrets of global diplomacy

The dirty secret in global diplomacy is that much can and is accomplished through such simple but secret transactions, Fran…

'Measured response' over spying

Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Brazil had had a "very measured response" to news reports that New Zealand spied on…

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