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Open fire could cost you $20k
Open fire could cost you $20k

Auckland residents may be at risk of a $20,000 fine if they flout the council's planned ban on indoor open fires.

City plan spells end for old flames

Domestic open fires will be banned from 2016 and old wood burners from 2018 under a plan Auckland Council is drawing up.

PM: First home? Buy an apartment

As the release of Auckland's new CVs confirms values have soared, PM John Key suggests first home buyers consider purchasing…

Winners, losers in rates change

The latest Auckland property valuations have thrown the spotlight on a fixed charge that can ease the pain for homeowners…

Auckland Region

39-level tower plan for 'festering sore' 39-level tower plan for 'festering sore'

Changing ownership of the old St James Theatre on…

Grieving father's plea to parents Grieving father's plea to parents

Kalim Faziel, the grieving father who found out this…

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What we love about Auckland
What we love about Auckland

Today marks the start of a new series showcasing the best Auckland has to offer. We talk to people from different walks…

Unitary Plan: Hearings 'David v Goliath'
Unitary Plan: Hearings 'David v Goliath'

Mary Barry is a tiny voice in a battle over the future of Auckland, fought between powerful developers with expensive lawyers…

Back from holiday and facing a revolt
Back from holiday and facing a revolt

Len Brown has returned from a month-long overseas holiday to a budget revolt by local boards and his deputy Penny Hulse…

Brian Rudman: We're paying price for Govt's slap
Brian Rudman: We're paying price for Govt's slap

The draft plan was a rushed job, so it's vital submitters be given time to highlight what they see as the shortcomings…

Super City

First home buyer misses out again
First home buyer misses out again

A unit featured in the Herald today as the home young Aucklander Ben Saunders was hoping to buy has…

Fading dream of first home

Auckland housing affordability has deteriorated dramatically, with first-home buyers facing higher costs and fewer affordable…

Weed killer shuts water dams

Watercare has had to come clean after a whistleblower detailed the closure of two dams supplying Auckland's water for four…

Truck driver's son new head of King's

One of the country's oldest private schools has for the first time chosen a headmaster from the state schooling sector.

'Fixer' leaves major legacy behind him
'Fixer' leaves major legacy behind him

Mark Ford, who has quietly and efficiently been responsible for ensuring Aucklanders have high-quality…

Super City's bosses: What they earn

Waterfront Auckland CEO John Dalzell had the biggest pay boost among council chief executives for the past two years, taking…

Mt Smart upgrade never pursued

A $25 million upgrade of Mt Smart Stadium for the Warriors was considered in 2012, but was never actively pursued.

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
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…

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…

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

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

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…

Council's 'fixer' to leave over health

Watercare chief executive Mark Ford - who is known as "The Fixer" - is expected to step down shortly for health reasons.

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…

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Politics

Armstrong: PM's clue on real agenda

John Key's speech today outlining the National Government’s legislative and policy programme was unusually non-contentious…

Beehive open for business

Prime Minister John Key has laid out his Government' agenda for the next three years, with housing and the fight against…

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National

Fatal crash: Teen was speeding in convoy
Fatal crash: Teen was speeding in convoy

A teenager died near Greymouth while travelling at excessive speed in convoy with another car, the coroner has found --…

Whitebaiters' freedom camping fines
No 'air of reality' to claims
Facebook predator denied parole
Injured wakeboarder arrives home
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