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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 the future of Franklin…

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.

Auckland Region

John Roughan: Principles lost in a grammar zone John Roughan: Principles lost in a grammar zone

What goes through the minds of educational professionals…

Editorial: Cameras unlikely to sort traffic Editorial: Cameras unlikely to sort traffic

Cameras stationed at intersections are said to be…

More Auckland Region
Storm damage not material: Vector
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 others telling of…

How budget hit crunch point
How budget hit crunch point

Auckland Mayor Len Brown hailed his first 10-year budget in 2012 as the foundation block to transform Auckland once and…

Busway extension left out of $815m plan
Busway extension left out of $815m plan

Auckland's successful Northern Busway has been set back by a Government decision to exclude an extension to Albany from…

Super City

Car-free Quay St back on the agenda
Car-free Quay St back on the agenda

A plan to change Quay St from a car-dominated road into a waterfront boulevard is back on the table…

Paul Little: Waffle, woe in Brown's city plan

Finances for the plan to create the world's most 'liveable' city are so parlous, it appears, that to fund what Auckland…

Road hogs must tighten belts

Mayor Len Brown has carefully avoided this moment the whole of his first term, but sometime over the next 12 months, he's…

Geoff Cooper: Radical planning shift needed for Auckland to prosper

A simple Unitary Plan of self-determination is appealing, but land use choices are riddled with unintended consequences…

Budget riles Aucklanders
Budget riles Aucklanders

Aucklanders are rebelling at Mayor Len Brown's "black budget", which targets core services such as libraries…

Len Brown's black budget

Cutting back funding for park maintenance, reducing library hours and scrapping inorganic rubbish collections are among…

Bernard Orsman: Hey big spender, you're in a deep financial hole

The chickens have come home to roost for the Len Brown-led Auckland Council after four years of big spending and debt-fuelled…

Tolls option as council wields axe

Aucklanders will be given clear choices, including tolls and congestion charges, to pay for big transport projects in a…

Brian Rudman: Arts plan? It's wishful candy floss

Hallelujah. Four years into the life of the Super City and Aucklanders finally have a draft arts and culture action plan…

Synthetic drug ban for poor suburbs?
Synthetic drug ban for poor suburbs?

The sale of synthetic drugs could be banned in poor suburbs such as Otara, Mangere and Henderson and…

Govt cold on council tax ideas

Auckland councillor Penny Webster is to lead Local Government NZ's search for more cash to pay for local infrastructure…

Jafas define 'new Auckland'

Some of Auckland's most high-profile locals have spoken candidly about the city and where they think it is heading.

Groups mobilise to stop developers going higher

Fears that developers are gaining the upper hand for higher density housing in suburban Auckland are causing a community-group…

Passport plan for arts and culture events

Aucklanders could be issued with an arts passport that includes reduced travel costs to arts and cultures events in the…

Plan to keep square public defeated
Plan to keep square public defeated

Strong measures to consider keeping a central Auckland square in public ownership before it could be…

Wharf plan 'once in a lifetime' chance

Waterfront Auckland has been asked to “take the lead” to build two large buildings on Queens Wharf in exchange for upgrading…

QE Square option kept from council, says official

The privatisation of Queen Elizabeth Square in downtown Auckland has allegedly been pushed through a council committee without…

Pride of NZ: $1.05m gives lift out West

Rob and Zee Luisi have more reason to be optimistic about giving young people in Ranui a chance a day after appearing in…

Is this the end of the Big Smoke?

The Cancer Society is appealing to Auckland suburbs with the city's highest rates of smoking for help to press for a smokefree…

Venetian glass chandelier to light up Queens Wharf
Venetian glass chandelier to light up Queens Wharf

A 4.5 tonne Venetian hand-blown glass chandelier of native flowers, birds and insects is the centrepiece…

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Politics

Bob Harvey's incredible life

From mooning a ratepayer to meeting his birth parents at middle age, former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey has always lived…

Street activist Bradford puts her thinking cap on

Life-long street activist Sue Bradford has turned to the academic world in a bid to overcome the "mindless activism" of…

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