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Wharf expansion plan reignites battle
Wharf expansion plan reignites battle

A new port battle has erupted after Ports of Auckland flagged fresh plans for a 65m expansion.

Rachel Smalley: Consensus near on housing crisis

COMMENT: This is an issue for the entire country because if Auckland doesn't work, the country doesn't work, writes Rachel…

Barney Irvine: Looming congestion catastrophe can't be ignored

COMMENT: Aucklanders desperately want new tools that will help to lift the performance of the existing network, and it's…

Mark Thomas: Homeless plan not working

COMMENT: Let's take action on homelessness which has a better chance of fixing the problem and which returns our pavements…

Auckland Region

Debate over 'new planning rulebook' Debate over 'new planning rulebook'

The Herald has gone back to many of the key players…

Traffic warning as school holidays near end Traffic warning as school holidays near end

Traffic's a little slow heading into the city along…

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Lowest rates rise in years for Aucklanders
Lowest rates rise in years for Aucklanders

Len Brown wrapped up his last budget yesterday with a 2.4 per cent rates rise - the lowest increase in his six budgets as…

What's wrong with the right?
What's wrong with the right?

Auckland's political right is fragmented and facing failure in the Super City elections, warns former mayor John Banks.

Water flows with growth
Water flows with growth

Massive housing growth in northwest Auckland is coming with an $800 million bill for new and improved water services.

City makeover means major disruption
City makeover means major disruption

Central Auckland is facing years of chaos as several huge building projects get under way to advance the city's international…

Super City

Critics rail at city-plan pow wow
Critics rail at city-plan pow wow

How many Auckland Council staff does it to take to change a plan? About 40 when it comes to updating…

Brian Rudman: Night Mayor could rescue downtown from chaos

Following the rolling brawl in Auckland's Britomart club-lands, heavyweights from the police and Auckland Council squared…

Catriona MacLennan: The hypocrisy of the Auckland Council

It's time for councillors to put their money where their mouth is and adopt a Living Wage in 2016. If they can't do that…

$1b in IT costs 'wasted'

The Super City has spent $1.24 billion on IT since it was formed in 2010 - enough to pay for the council's half share of…

Watercare plans to run treatment plants on biogas
Watercare plans to run treatment plants on biogas

It could soon be easier on the environment to have a shower or use the toilet in Auckland.

Toby Manhire: Unitary Plan debate - where baby boomers heckle the young

We've arrived somewhere pretty dismal when property-owning baby boomers reckon it's okay to publicly mock young people who…

Council going back to drawing board

The Auckland Council is going back to the drawing board after a majority of councillors scuttled housing density proposals…

Bernard Orsman: Zone backtrack a black mark against leaders

Dumping zone changes is another black mark against Mayor Len Brown and his deputy Penny Hulse.

Sudhvir Singh: Don't let the old guard strangle Auckland's future

If we do not see leadership from the council, we will continue to allow an old guard to have a stranglehold over Auckland's…

Editorial: Panel should see late bid to alter city plan
Editorial: Panel should see late bid to alter city plan

Many residents' groups in Auckland over the years have fought hard against the schemes of city planners…

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

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

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

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

Sallies brace for needy Christmas

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

From leafy suburb to apartment zone
From leafy suburb to apartment zone

Auckland councillors are going behind closed doors to propose rezoning thousands more houses in the…

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