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Lantern festival kicks off
Lantern festival kicks off

The Auckland Lantern Festival opened in Albert Park with a bang last night with firecrackers, lion dancers and cultural…

Decision shifts port expansion step closer

Ports of Auckland will start work in April on the first step to reclaim more of the Waitemata Harbour.

Smoking ban bylaw review brought forward

The question of making a bylaw to stop smoking on beaches, in parks and in many other public places in Auckland has been…

Foreign posts easy to justify

The Auckland Council seems to be constantly surprised by decisions of its subordinate bodies.

Auckland Region

Arts Festival: The big bang Arts Festival: The big bang

Two years after staging The Breath of the Volcano…

City park lights up for Year of the Sheep City park lights up for Year of the Sheep

An extended programme of events will help Auckland…

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Support for Wellington super city 'very weak'
Support for Wellington super city 'very weak'

There is strong opposition to a proposed Wellington super city, a survey has shown.

Aucklanders pick tolls over tax rise
Aucklanders pick tolls over tax rise

Motorway tolls are gaining far more support from Aucklanders than lifting rates and fuel taxes to fill a $12 billion transport…

Library hours changed to save $1.1m
Library hours changed to save $1.1m

Most libraries will have reduced opening hours, while some others will be extended, in a bid to save $1.1 million in Auckland…

Councils' overseas posts 'a scandal'
Councils' overseas posts 'a scandal'

Auckland's local politicians have labelled the Council's overseas postings to London and San Francisco an "outrage", while…

Super City

Brown backs man in London
Brown backs man in London

Friday night, Len Brown was unaware the city had its very own ratepayer-funded man in London. Now he…

Boaties rally against council port plans

Auckland boaties are rallying against council plans to weaken controls over further reclamation of the Waitemata Harbour…

MP plays wait and see on bridge SkyPath

Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman won't say whether he supports the SkyPath proposed for beneath the Auckland Harbour Bridge…

Tony Holman: Beware that cloak-and-dagger council

Tony Holman writes: The secretive assets sales project highlights the anti-people, anti-democratic nature of the local government…

Reclamation U-turn snubs law advice
Reclamation U-turn snubs law advice

The Auckland Council appears to have done a legal flip-flop on the controversial issue of further reclamation…

Details of inquiry into council part in $1b centre revealed

The Auditor-General, Lyn Provost, has released the terms of reference for an inquiry into Auckland Council's involvement…

Auckland's port wants more car space

Auckland councillors will make a huge call behind closed doors on Thursday on whether to stand firm against further reclamation…

Green light for $100m Ryman plan

Neighbours have failed to stop Ryman Healthcare getting consent for a $100 million-plus village between Greenlane and One…

Mark Bracey: Pohutukawa plight could be a roading turning point

No city in the world has managed to pave its way out of congestion. Auckland will not be the first to succeed but it may…

Len Brown silent on fight over port size
Len Brown silent on fight over port size

Auckland Mayor Len Brown will not say if he supports further reclamation of the Waitemata Harbour by…

Brian Rudman: Council can't let AT take it for a ride

This week Mayor Len Brown was caught asleep at the wheel. Neither he nor his retainers were aware, until alerted by the…

New signs too hard to read

New signs peppering streets around Auckland's Dominion Rd may have to be "re-skinned" to make them easier for motorists…

Parnell on verge of regaining glory

Parnell, the inner-city suburb that reflected the golden days of the ‘80s and ‘90s, is undergoing a quiet renaissance. We…

Councillors on AT board face the axe

Auckland Mayor Len Brown opposes a plan to stop councillors serving as board members on Auckland Transport.

Traffic fine defaulter owes $37,523
Traffic fine defaulter owes $37,523

Almost $9 million in parking and traffic fines has gone unpaid in Auckland in the past year, and the…

Inquiry into council part in $1b centre

Auditor-General Lyn Provost has begun an inquiry into Auckland Council's involvement in a new town centre at Westgate, which…

Pensioners feeling financial squeeze

Auckland's elderly, many on fixed incomes, are struggling to pay rates to meet the rising costs of the Super City.

Len wants to run again - but can he?

The Herald understands Len Brown has the backing of his wife and has told his inner circle he wants to run again for the…

Tram plan: From isthmus to waterfront

Any new generation of Auckland trams would likely start from the waterfront and head up the Dominion Rd commuter spine via…

Rates won't go into convention centre: Brown
Rates won't go into convention centre: Brown

Auckland mayor Len Brown says the council will not put any ratepayer cash into building or running an…

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Politics

Fran O'Sullivan: John Key doing right thing in Iraq

Modern warfare is vastly different today. Those going to Iraq will not be in the frontline - at least not yet, Fran O'Sullivan…

Peter Dunne wants rethink if Winston Peters wins Northland

Peter Dunne says he would look at revisiting his post-election concessions from the National Party if New Zealand First…

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