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Tower fix could sting ratepayers
Tower fix could sting ratepayers

Cladding problems on Auckland Council's 31-storey HQ may cost tens of millions to repair.

Rodney Hide: Mayor can look back with pride on legacy

For nearly 100 years politicians have been talking about an inner city rail link. But for 100 years that's all it's been:…

Pensioner doles out $289k in tickets

The Super City has a super parking warden who issued nearly double the value in tickets than the next best warden in the…

Cameron Brewer: Broken zoning promises will hurt at polls

It's not just height, it's density. In the widespread mixed housing suburban zones all a developer now needs to secure is…

Theresa Gattung: Auckland mayoralty 'impotent'
Theresa Gattung: Auckland mayoralty 'impotent'

COMMENT: The Super City was a shift in the right direction - now it's time for a rethink.

Warning over Super City's IT system
Warning over Super City's IT system

A $157 million Super City computer system has a potentially "catastrophic" risk, says Auditor General Lyn Provost.

Xero boss in race for mayoralty
Xero boss in race for mayoralty

The contest to find a new mayor for the Super City moved up a gear yesterday when business boss Victoria Crone put her hat…

David Hay: Toward a cooler Auckland
David Hay: Toward a cooler Auckland

I have a proposal for Auckland to become a coal-free zone, writes David Hay. Holding climate change to two degrees or less…

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Sallies brace for needy Christmas
Sallies brace for needy Christmas

Salvation Army volunteers are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas - of assistance to families…

From leafy suburb to apartment zone

Auckland councillors are going behind closed doors to propose rezoning thousands more houses in the city's suburbs for multiple…

Editorial: Goff favourite but needs to exert control

Phil Goff is the instant front-runner, if not a near certainty, to be the next mayor of Auckland.

Your Views: Who should be mayor of Auckland?

Labour MP Phil Goff has announced he is standing as an independent candidate for the Auckland mayoralty, ending months of…

Secret housing plans for Auckland
Secret housing plans for Auckland

Tens of thousands of homes in Auckland's leafy residential suburbs are being rezoned and Auckland Council…

Phil Goff on being mayor of Auckland

After announcing he will stand for Auckland mayor, Phil Goff shares his thoughts on how he would run NZ's largest city.

Auckland for sale, but rates won't drop

A privatisation programme of Super City assets offers up billions for the cash-strapped Auckland Council but little in the…

Brian Rudman: History is being rewritten at every turn

Len Brown would have us believe that nothing happened pre-Super City and that advances since then were all his doing.

Council to reduce iwi approval rules
Council to reduce iwi approval rules

Councillors will vote on Thursday to remove 1373 of the 3600 sites of value from the proposed Unitary…

Brown's decision brings relief

Len Brown's announcement has been met with relief by council members who say they can focus on milestone decisions for the…

Richie first for Super City honour

Richie McCaw was granted the Freedom of Auckland by Mayor Len Brown yesterday - the first time the honour has been bestowed…

Snapshots: A super celebration

The Langham hotel was decked out last week for the annual AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards, emceed by Carol Hirschfeld…

Heritage protection to be slashed

Entire suburbs have no heritage protection, leaving them open for demolition.

Council salary rises ease off
Council salary rises ease off

The rise in pay packets for Auckland Council's top brass has slowed this year, according to a Herald…

Exotics plantings getting axe

The Super City is turning xenophobic when it comes to trees.

Mark Thomas: Why would anyone stand for Mayor?

There is relentless scrutiny and although customers and shareholders may be a tough crowd at times for a corporate CEO…

Goff 'likely' to run for mayor

The Super City mayoral contest has sparked to life with Labour MP Phil Goff all but declaring he is standing and the first…

'Green' idea for CBD bottleneck

Upper Symonds St above Auckland's CBD is being eyed as a largely pedestrianised zone when trams return to the city.

Food waste collection strikes a green note
Food waste collection strikes a green note

A proposed Auckland-wide food waste collection has been extended in parts of the City and the number…

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Claire Trevett: Unlike Key to throw toys over dildo incident

Given a lot of adult novelty items on the market are from the US and Canada, the TPP should at least make commemorating…

Endless surge strains DHB

New immigrants to Auckland unfamiliar with the health system are turning up to hospitals when they should be going to doctors…

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