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Bernard Orsman: Good news in draft budget disguises the bad
Bernard Orsman: Good news in draft budget disguises the bad

Len Brown's draft budget is all about the good news while hiding the bad.

Big rate rises in store despite cuts

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is talking of selling council carparks and naming rights to swimming pools to help balance the…

Black budget: Rates rises and cuts

Auckland faces rate hikes of 3.5 per cent for eight years straight and $2.8 billion of cuts to capital projects.

Big cuts to services revealed today

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined later this morning when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils…

Auckland Region

Jail for running meth ring from mum's Jail for running meth ring from mum's

A man who ran a meth ring from his mother's house…

Bikeway to open - but no uni access Bikeway to open - but no uni access

A $11m cycleway through Grafton Gully will open this…

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Subdivision bucks size trend
Subdivision bucks size trend

Auckland's quarter-acre dream is far from over - huge sections of more than half an acre are being sold from $350,000 within…

Projects on hold to soften budget
Projects on hold to soften budget

Hundreds of capital projects totalling about $300 million are being deferred by Auckland Council this year to address pressures…

Lydia Sosene: Licensors blind to social impact of bottle shops
Lydia Sosene: Licensors blind to social impact of bottle shops

Lydia Sosene writes: A full-strength alcohol outlet would be a recipe for disaster and the social cost on our struggling…

Alcohol Policy hearings start today
Alcohol Policy hearings start today

The liquor industry and health authorities will have a say on a controversial draft alcohol policy in Auckland from today…

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Auckland 10th most liveable
Auckland 10th most liveable

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its report on 140 cities, and for the fifth year…

$40m to fix seawall danger

Auckland ratepayers face a bill of about $40 million to prevent part of the downtown seawall between Princes and Marsden…

Mt Eden slips trigger call for cash

Land slips on Maungawhau/Mt Eden have prompted a call for the Government to help ratepayers with urgent restoration work…

Candidates face off in Epsom

Epsom election candidates faced off at a public debate last night, with one promising to name a convicted sex offender with…

Ratepayers lament state house
Ratepayers lament state house

Plans to install a state house as a piece of art on Auckland's waterfront have been called a waste of…

Big push to boost events industry

More than $2 million a year will be spent to almost double the economic spinoff from Auckland's business events sector to…

Is this worth $1.5 million?

Leaked images of the secretive $1.5 million sculpture planned at the end of Queens Wharf show a simple, two-storey weatherboard…

Subdivision gets go-ahead against advice

A subdivision for 60 houses at Helensville is being criticised by youth lobby group Generation Zero as a bad case of urban…

Bernard Hickey: Rich and comfortable must make way for young and poor

Despite more than a year of accords, law changes, unitary plans and talk, Auckland's housing consents are still lagging…

Wharf sculpture: How should it look?
Wharf sculpture: How should it look?

The public are being denied images of a $1.5m state house sculpture on Queens Wharf. What do you think…

Ellis clash over island getaway

Former All Black Marc Ellis has got offside with a neighbour at the prestigious gated community of Matiatia Estate on Waiheke…

Urban expert rejects city compaction

A French urban planning expert is in New Zealand this week, courtesy of think-tank the New Zealand Initiative.

Ask Phoebe: Bus lanes free outside hours

Phoebe Falconer answers our readers' questions about transport or any other Auckland issue.

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries…

Big names in Franklin Rd fight
Big names in Franklin Rd fight

A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over…

Parking warden bashed

A parking warden was admitted to hospital after being attacked on duty in Auckland - and the assault was so bad, it kept…

Brian Rudman: Cement traps us in the bad old days

One of the justifications for creating the Super City was that it would hasten the end of the planning silo mentality that…

Proposal opens up Queens Wharf

The western side of Queens Wharf could become open space as part of plans for the downtown waterfront area.

Storm damage not material: Vector

Auckland lines company Vector says it is still assessing the financial cost of last week's storm.

Rules fight echoes across city
Rules fight echoes across city

AMt Eden man's problems with Auckland Council over his neighbours' renovations have been backed up by…

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Cunliffe a new man after debate

What a difference one debate makes. An entirely new David Cunliffe emerged on the campaign trail yesterday - one with a…

Report on Brownlee after poll

An inquiry into Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and his deliberate breach of airport security is unlikely to be completed…

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