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'Everybody else knew about it but us'
'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

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

Auckland to miss out on online voting

Aucklanders won't be able to choose their next council at the click of a mouse because it is too big.

Council stands firm on heritage

The Auckland Council is holding the line on rules to protect the city's built heritage after being advised they are a burden…

Shift vehicle trade north - port chief
Shift vehicle trade north - port chief

Car imports should be moved from Auckland to Northport at Marsden Pt, says Ports of Tauranga boss Mark Cairns.

David Hill: Outsider's tips on making great city truly super
David Hill: Outsider's tips on making great city truly super

How do we make a first-class city? Well, to us down in Hayseed Land, it's always seemed like one. In a world of its own…

Editorial: Moves to quit golf courses not up to par
Editorial: Moves to quit golf courses not up to par

Tap beneath the surface of an issue and all sorts of questions emerge.

Grass isn't greener for every course
Grass isn't greener for every course

Auckland Council is reviewing its ownership of 13 golf courses worth more than $40 million, as pressure builds to find space…

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LA jaunt scores mugs, ideas
LA jaunt scores mugs, ideas

Auckland Mayor Len Brown led 13 other members of the council family and a business delegation of 43…

West Auckland real estate prices soar

QV data out last week showed Waitakere's average value now stands at $687,021, up 7.3 per cent in the past three months

Chinese group eyes housing project

Auckland developer Tony Gapes of Redwood Group is poised to sell three-quarters of New Zealand's most affordable intensive…

Port pressure group excluded

The protest group set up to halt wharf extensions is upset at being excluded from a study into the wider impact of the ports…

Brown coy on pay increase on eve of rates hikes
Brown coy on pay increase on eve of rates hikes

Len Brown is refusing to say if he will follow two of his councillors and say no to a 2.3 per cent pay…

We need more councillors - Auckland Council

Auckland Council plans to ask Parliament to change the Super City's founding legislation that fixed the number of councillors…

Nicholas Ross Smith & Zbigniew Dumienski: Citizens' juries could reduce Auckland's democratic deficit

Using randomly selected juries to make some council-level policy suggestions is arguably a good starting point for organically…

Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie: Country's most diverse city lacks diversity in governance

Whilst it is perhaps not surprising to read the facts revealed in Bernard Orsman's piece Auckland's Super City club: Who's…

Call for more height in Auckland suburbs

A developer is calling for a taller height limit to go with no controls on density in Auckland's suburbs.

Auckland faces suburban squeeze
Auckland faces suburban squeeze

Council, developers and lobby group debating new rules which will allow more houses to be built.

Migrants for regions

The Government says a new plan to lure migrants away from Auckland will boost regional economies, but admits it will do…

Cameron Brewer: Local govt conference needed to commit to managing soaring costs

I am one of those in local government who’s advocating for greater and urgent focus to be placed on containing council costs…

Super white men's club

It is a city that prides itself on its diverse ethnic communities, but Auckland is run by a club of white men living in…

Big day as rail goes electric

Auckland Transport is warning passengers of potential bedding-in glitches after it replaces diesel trains this morning with…

Chris Darby: Rates increase? What's a councillor to do?
Chris Darby: Rates increase? What's a councillor to do?

Aucklanders want an outstanding public transport system. But they don’t want to rely on perpetual rates…

Michael Barnett: Global turmoil an opportunity for Auckland?

Auckland is well placed to take advantage of growing global economic uncertainty to accelerate the city’s big projects…

Crackdown on train fare dodgers

Children as young as 10 are fare dodging and causing disorder at train stations, prompting a police crackdown in West Auckland…

Little backs home-buyer stats

Labour leader Andrew Little has stood by the decision to release figures showing a high proportion of house sales to people…

'Protected view' rules to be reviewed

Protected views of volcanoes are threatening Auckland's goals of affordable housing and a compact city, major property owners…

Brian Rudman: Brown’s chance to take the helm
Brian Rudman: Brown’s chance to take the helm

The resignation of Ports of Auckland chairman Graeme Hawkins for health reasons gives Mayor Len Brown…

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'They must increase the quota'

Prime Minister John Key has rejected claims this morning the government is opening the gates to extra Syrian refugees.

Equal pay's punchline outweighs bawdy jokes

If National's gender-issue problems were limited to an ageing MP in superhero fancy dress offending women with bawdy jokes…

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