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Mark Thomas: Why would anyone stand for Mayor?
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

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

Auckland Region

Rags to riches for (almost) famous cat Rags to riches for (almost) famous cat

A historic mansion that's hosted politicians, royalty…

Mega-mall a blight, say critics Mega-mall a blight, say critics

Councillors at each other's throats over Auckland's…

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White water, white-knuckle ride
White water, white-knuckle ride

A man-made waterfall with a 4.5m drop is to feature in a white water sports centre in Auckland.

K Rd's colour under threat of whitewash
K Rd's colour under threat of whitewash

For decades Karangahape Rd's eclectic tenants have jostled together. Now, those who love it fear Auckland's most vibrant…

Bernard Hickey: The lure of the 'double Grammar zone'
Bernard Hickey: The lure of the 'double Grammar zone'

The words "double Grammar zone" plastered across a real estate billboard is enough to make any red-blooded agent salivate…

Auckland's Civic building on the block
Auckland's Civic building on the block

Once it was Auckland's tallest office building. Soon it could be converted into dozens of apartments or a hotel.

Super City

$64m facelift for Aotea Centre
$64m facelift for Aotea Centre

"It's not the world's most beautiful building."

Auckland boom ripples to regions

Many Aucklanders are leaving the Super City to buy their first home in cheaper areas.

'Everybody else knew about it but us'

Auckland councillors have been kept in the dark about a Maori word being added to the name of a new development agency for…

Got some panuku? The council does

A Maori word has been added to the name of a development agency for the Super City at the eleventh hour.

Auckland to miss out on online voting
Auckland to miss out on online voting

Aucklanders won't be able to choose their next council at the click of a mouse because it is too big…

Council stands firm on heritage

The Auckland Council is holding the line on rules to protect the city's built heritage after being advised they are a burden…

Shift vehicle trade north - port chief

Car imports should be moved from Auckland to Northport at Marsden Pt, says Ports of Tauranga boss Mark Cairns.

David Hill: Outsider's tips on making great city truly super

How do we make a first-class city? Well, to us down in Hayseed Land, it's always seemed like one. In a world of its own…

Editorial: Moves to quit golf courses not up to par

Tap beneath the surface of an issue and all sorts of questions emerge.

Grass isn't greener for every course
Grass isn't greener for every course

Auckland Council is reviewing its ownership of 13 golf courses worth more than $40 million, as pressure…

LA jaunt scores mugs, ideas

Auckland Mayor Len Brown led 13 other members of the council family and a business delegation of 43 to Los Angeles - and…

West Auckland real estate prices soar

QV data out last week showed Waitakere's average value now stands at $687,021, up 7.3 per cent in the past three months

Chinese group eyes housing project

Auckland developer Tony Gapes of Redwood Group is poised to sell three-quarters of New Zealand's most affordable intensive…

Port pressure group excluded

The protest group set up to halt wharf extensions is upset at being excluded from a study into the wider impact of the ports…

Brown coy on pay increase on eve of rates hikes
Brown coy on pay increase on eve of rates hikes

Len Brown is refusing to say if he will follow two of his councillors and say no to a 2.3 per cent pay…

We need more councillors - Auckland Council

Auckland Council plans to ask Parliament to change the Super City's founding legislation that fixed the number of councillors…

Nicholas Ross Smith & Zbigniew Dumienski: Citizens' juries could reduce Auckland's democratic deficit

Using randomly selected juries to make some council-level policy suggestions is arguably a good starting point for organically…

Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie: Country's most diverse city lacks diversity in governance

Whilst it is perhaps not surprising to read the facts revealed in Bernard Orsman's piece Auckland's Super City club: Who's…

Call for more height in Auckland suburbs

A developer is calling for a taller height limit to go with no controls on density in Auckland's suburbs.

Auckland faces suburban squeeze
Auckland faces suburban squeeze

Council, developers and lobby group debating new rules which will allow more houses to be built.

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Dr Pat Neuwelt: Doctors not prepared to swallow TPPA pill

The TPPA will bring stagnation on actions to control the products that make people sick in the first place - tobacco, junk…

TPP deal 'failed to deliver for NZ' - Labour

The Labour Party says the Trans Pacific Partnership appears to have failed to deliver for New Zealand with few gains for…

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