Super City

Kerbside food-waste collection on way

It's good news for some with a big development in the unification of waste collection.

Terry Dunleavy: Government needs to revisit the 'super city'

The Government needs to take a second look at its "super city" for Auckland.

Rudman: Send bill to Auckland ratepayers

COMMENT: Government created the Super City now it should feed it, not starve it.

Goff needs to cut Auckland Council costs

COMMENT: The Auckland Council's costs need to be cut before mayor asks for more revenue.

Auckland Region

Man dies at King's College reunion dinner Man dies at King's College reunion dinner

A man has died during a reunion dinner at King's College…

Talented, young, 'good mum' killed in collision Talented, young, 'good mum' killed in collision

West Auckland crash victim "had the biggest heart…

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How to buy a home before you turn 30
How to buy a home before you turn 30

Millennials share how they've managed to buy their first Auckland homes.

Double-booking appals mourners
Double-booking appals mourners

A double-booking at an Auckland cemetery has left two grieving families devastated.

Dirty water: Raw sewage flows to harbour
Dirty water: Raw sewage flows to harbour

It's one of the jewels in the City of Sails' tourism push - but what lies beneath the Auckland Harbour is a very dirty secret…

Andrew Williams, mayor turned landlord
Andrew Williams, mayor turned landlord

Former North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams has shifted to Taupo and is now taking guests and his and wife Jane's Fairbairn…

Super City

Rudman: Logo lesson would help rein in CCOs
Rudman: Logo lesson would help rein in CCOs

COMMENT: Great to hear that new mayor Phil Goff plans to herd the cats into the home paddock for a stern…

The Place Desired by Many... really?

EXCLUSIVE: Auckland council bureaucrats have spent $500k on a new city brand, which has already been condemned as "outrageous"…

Brian Rudman: Jump off the brandwagon

COMMENT: The idea that a perfect brand, will magically make citizens feel great and suck tourists and businessmen down to…

Auckland - a global city or a backwater?

COMMENT: Imagine Auckland 20 years from now. If we play our cards right, we'll be living in what Lonely Planet will describe…

Rodney Hide: Everyone loves Phil
Rodney Hide: Everyone loves Phil

COMMENT: Phil Goff has the potential to be an excellent mayor. He is capable and personable. I don't…

How the right went wrong in Auckland

The knives are out in the National Party after the centre-right's disastrous result at last weekend's local elections in…

Rudman: PM quick to deflate Goff's tyres

COMMENT: Poor Phil Goff. He's hardly jumped into his new Nissan Leaf mayoral limousine for a honeymoon whirl, when old foe…

Editorial: Disillusioned public and a low turnout

The turnout for the Auckland Council election was profoundly disappointing. What has happened to the hopes once held for…

Phil Goff's options for a deputy mayor

Phil Goff's choice for a deputy mayor might be a dramatic break from how his predecessor ran the Super City.

Air NZ bosses 'could rescue Council'
Air NZ bosses 'could rescue Council'

Former Air NZ bosses could be installed in Auckland Council to rebuild public confidence in the failed…

Post your vote today, urge candidates

Please vote TODAY. Today is the last day to post voting papers to be sure they meet the Saturday deadline for the local…

Editorial: Don't miss the vote

Voters need to assess which of candidates looks more capable of doing so. The elections matter and so does your vote.

Has Len left Auckland a better place?

It is hard to dislodge the tawdry episode of Len Brown's workplace affair from any assessment of his legacy, the Weekend…

Len Brown: The man who died twice

Len Brown was the Super City's first mayor. However, it's arguable how he will be most remembered.

Rudman: Time to secure parks for future
Rudman: Time to secure parks for future

COMMENT: If ever there was a time for getting in before developers and land-bankers and acquiring recreational…

Greg McKeown: Put council back in control

COMMENT: Auckland needs a new direction set by the elected representatives not the bureaucracy.

Link cost rise puts damper on govt deal

Aucklanders may have to stump up extra $300 million for City Rail Link after confirmation the cost has blown out to between…

Ralston and Lee duke it out

It's the battle of the bruisers. Mike Lee versus Bill Ralston for the coveted Waitemata and Gulf seat.

Mayoral hopefuls share vision for future

Criticism said leadership race was between mediocre candidates and called for big ideas. Bernard Orsman asked contenders…

Auckland: World's 8th most liveable city
Auckland: World's 8th most liveable city

Sydney's bumped out of the top 10 as the city of sails moves one step closer to becoming the world's…

Super City Archives


Du Plessis-Allan: Whistleblowers are brave

COMMENT: Brave whistleblowers put their jobs and livelihoods on the line.

Paul Little: Enough tips from Bennett

COMMENT: Tipping debate a distraction from serious issues such as P abuse.

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