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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 in a row Auckland rounded…

$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 money, offensive and…

Big push to boost events industry
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?
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
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…

Super City

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

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 it should look like?…

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
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

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
Proposal opens up Queens Wharf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Len Brown's black budget
Len Brown's black budget

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

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Politics

Minister's staffer took part in blog

The press secretary of Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee has admitted posting anonymously to the Whale Oil blog as the impact…

Collins grants Slater's OIA in 37 minutes

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater got a response to an Official Information Act request from Justice Minister Judith Collins…

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