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Watercare defends development fees
Watercare defends development fees

Watercare Services has hit back at a developer who accused it of charging too much for Auckland residential subdivisions…

Stadiums: Where do councillors stand?

The Herald asked Auckland's city councillors if they support the plan to ask the Warriors NRL club to relocate to Albany…

Stadium shuffle: Mayor calls for calm

Len Brown has had a change of heart about giving the public a say on a new stadium strategy that has seen the Warriors being…

Eden Park to go it alone

Eden Park has been left to fend for itself after rejecting cost-cutting proposals Auckland Council says would allow it to…

Auckland Region

Life in $1m Grey Lynn 'do-up' Life in $1m Grey Lynn 'do-up'

It's dilapidated and decaying, but a Grey Lynn "do…

Naval rating's assault charge dealt with 'particularly leniently' Naval rating's assault charge dealt with 'particularly leniently'

A budding naval star's drunken assault has been dealt…

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Bernard Orsman: Warriors in Albany - a bridge too far?
Bernard Orsman: Warriors in Albany - a bridge too far?

Out of the blue, the council's main facilities body has ditched Eden Park, owned and operated by an independent trust, and…

Bob Jones joins fight over iwi approval
Bob Jones joins fight over iwi approval

Property magnate Sir Bob Jones will be at a public meeting next month seeking abolition of an Auckland Council rule requiring…

Reprieve on cards for city landmark
Reprieve on cards for city landmark

New Zealand's first skyscraper, the Civic Building on Aotea Square, may be saved from demolition to become a heritage feature…

Transport and housing top of list
Transport and housing top of list

Political parties are tailoring all manner of policies for Auckland, or more precisely at 1,030,125 enrolled Jafas, to win…

Super City

Council's 'fixer' to leave over health
Council's 'fixer' to leave over health

Watercare chief executive Mark Ford - who is known as "The Fixer" - is expected to step down shortly…

Precious park gifted to Super City

Aucklanders have been gifted a new $5 million-plus conservation reserve the size of Cornwall Park, spanning a 10km beachfront…

Mayor's ex-lover offered language advice

Auckland Mayor Len Brown was advised by his former mistress Bevan Chuang to speak English and not to try speaking Mandarin…

Auckland's $20m bill for lost carparks

Auckland Council may have to pay Precinct Properties $20 million compensation for the loss of underground carparking in…

Wharves too short for liners
Wharves too short for liners

Queens and Captain Cook wharves may have to be extended at a cost of tens of millions of dollars to…

Ambitious plans for downtown

An ambitious wishlist of 16 projects to transform downtown Auckland is being released today. We take a look at what's being…

Sixteen projects to transform Auckland's downtown

A list of 16 projects to transform Auckland's downtown area will be released tomorrow, including plans to create more generous…

Mega-mole Alice nears daylight

Auckland's mega motorway tunnelling machine is powering its way below Waterview with only about 300 metres to go before…

Waterfront facelift plans revealed

The first images of a major facelift for Auckland's downtown waterfront have been released by the council.

Mayor Brown's new car not so green
Mayor Brown's new car not so green

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has opted for a less fuel efficient official car, just weeks after launching…

Bernard Orsman: Good news in draft budget disguises the bad

Len Brown's draft budget is all about the good news while hiding the bad.

Big rate rises in store despite cuts

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is talking of selling council carparks and naming rights to swimming pools to help balance the…

Black budget: Rates rises and cuts

Auckland faces rate hikes of 3.5 per cent for eight years straight and $2.8 billion of cuts to capital projects.

Big cuts to services revealed today

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined later this morning when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils…

Subdivision bucks size trend
Subdivision bucks size trend

Auckland's quarter-acre dream is far from over - huge sections of more than half an acre are being sold…

Projects on hold to soften budget

Hundreds of capital projects totalling about $300 million are being deferred by Auckland Council this year to address pressures…

Lydia Sosene: Licensors blind to social impact of bottle shops

Lydia Sosene writes: A full-strength alcohol outlet would be a recipe for disaster and the social cost on our struggling…

Alcohol Policy hearings start today

The liquor industry and health authorities will have a say on a controversial draft alcohol policy in Auckland from today…

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
$40m to fix seawall danger

Auckland ratepayers face a bill of about $40 million to prevent part of the downtown seawall between…

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Politics

Labour's 'Orwellian' decree

Labour’s president has sent an email to all party members telling them to keep their behaviour in check - an instruction…

Politics: A fraction too much friction

The increasing friction between the Labour factions is producing a 'fractionated' Labour Party, writes Bryce Edwards.

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