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

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

Auckland Region

Man on the run arrested over assault on fishermen Man on the run arrested over assault on fishermen

A wanted man on the run from police since early April…

Disabled protest advisor job cuts Disabled protest advisor job cuts

Members of Auckland's disabled groups have handed…

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Migrants for regions
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
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
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
Big day as rail goes electric

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

Super City

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 view' rules to be reviewed

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

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 the chance to do what…

Roger Hall & Barry Jenkins: By bus or train, Auckland's a pain

Two regular public transport users — Roger Hall on the buses and Barry Jenkins on the trains — share the trials of recent…

Brian Rudman: Govt no friend in transport needs

Len Brown's recent cuddle-up to Transport Minister Simon Bridges reminds me of a poor Whanganui chap banged up in Bali for…

Row over prime land

Two Auckland Council bodies are at loggerheads over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Pt should be used for housing or…

Beach-ban all bark and no bite?
Beach-ban all bark and no bite?

Several Auckland local boards have proposed changes to dog regulations, including a complete ban on…

Brian Rudman: Auckland, why hate public toilets?

Auckland Council's bean counters are trying to make a buck out of public lavatories.

Six ways Super City can pick up the pace

Barney Irvine urges the Government and Auckland Council to strive for an accord on transport when they meet tomorrow.

Party time for Auckland council

Len Brown defends the function as a thank you to staff, but critics say a 10 per cent rates hike is nothing to celebrate…

Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?

John Key, Bill English, Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges all know Len Brown is a lame duck mayor, writes Fran O'Sullivan.

Brian Rudman: Park pipe rebuff - what would Father say?
Brian Rudman: Park pipe rebuff - what would Father say?

I'm a little nervous about supporting Watercare's desire to bury a large watermain along the outer fringes…

Your Views: Is the Auckland rates hike necessary?

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has conceded that a "significant" number of ratepayers will face a rates rise much bigger than…

Port should cut its losses on extensions

Editorial: Now that the project has been stopped the company should cut its losses and think again. It has reclaimed enough…

Charles Levin: No safe harbour for council in storm

The Super City's hands are tied when it comes to the law and telling the port what to do, writes Charles Levin.

More Auckland councillors say they'll vote

Councillors Cathy Casey and Wayne Walker have come forward today to say they will have a say on tomorrow’s final budget…

Brown's budget on shaky ground
Brown's budget on shaky ground

A new 10-year, $60 billion budget for the Super City is on shaky ground days out from a final vote.

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Politics

Robertson inquiry may lead to tougher laws

Kiwis would be "aghast" and "deeply frustrated" that Tony Douglas Robertson raped and murdered Blessie Gotingco shortly…

National keen to limit advance voting

The National Party wants to place limits on advance voting before an election, saying it was making it more difficult to…

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