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Row over prime land
Row over prime land

Two Auckland Council bodies are at loggerheads over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Pt should be used for housing or…

Beach-ban all bark and no bite?

Several Auckland local boards have proposed changes to dog regulations, including a complete ban on dogs at Shoal Bay on…

Brian Rudman: Auckland, why hate public toilets?

Auckland Council's bean counters are trying to make a buck out of public lavatories.

Six ways Super City can pick up the pace

Barney Irvine urges the Government and Auckland Council to strive for an accord on transport when they meet tomorrow.

Auckland Region

Firm to build pre-fab houses in 4 weeks Firm to build pre-fab houses in 4 weeks

A pre-fabricated housing business, which built four…

Oceania mulls float, plans expansion Oceania mulls float, plans expansion

One of New Zealand's largest privately owned elderly-care…

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Party time for Auckland council
Party time for Auckland council

Len Brown defends the function as a thank you to staff, but critics say a 10 per cent rates hike is nothing to celebrate…

Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?
Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?

John Key, Bill English, Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges all know Len Brown is a lame duck mayor, writes Fran O'Sullivan.

Brian Rudman: Park pipe rebuff - what would Father say?
Brian Rudman: Park pipe rebuff - what would Father say?

I'm a little nervous about supporting Watercare's desire to bury a large watermain along the outer fringes of Cornwall Park…

Your Views: Is the Auckland rates hike necessary?
Your Views: Is the Auckland rates hike necessary?

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has conceded that a "significant" number of ratepayers will face a rates rise much bigger than…

Super City

Port should cut its losses on extensions
Port should cut its losses on extensions

Editorial: Now that the project has been stopped the company should cut its losses and think again…

Charles Levin: No safe harbour for council in storm

The Super City's hands are tied when it comes to the law and telling the port what to do, writes Charles Levin.

More Auckland councillors say they'll vote

Councillors Cathy Casey and Wayne Walker have come forward today to say they will have a say on tomorrow’s final budget…

Brown's budget on shaky ground

A new 10-year, $60 billion budget for the Super City is on shaky ground days out from a final vote.

Editorial: Mayor right first time on alcohol rules
Editorial: Mayor right first time on alcohol rules

A period of public consultation has resulted in a policy substantially changed from the draft proposals…

Brown's budget under fire

Several Auckland councillors expected to abstain from a budget vote this week to avoid plunging the Super City into a financial…

May start for work on city rail link

Main work on the $2.5 billion city rail link is due to start in May next year, beginning with a new entrance for commuters…

John Roughan: Read between the lines - rail is dead

Transport planners can do so much more with wheels on roads that it is hard to fathom their attachment to iron rails, writes…

I'm the ambassador... oh no you're not

Sir Bob Harvey says he will be championing the Super City but Auckland's mayoral office hoses down his claims soon after…

Heritage rules needed: lobby group
Heritage rules needed: lobby group

Auckland will not solve the city's affordable housing crisis by loosening heritage rules, says the heritage…

Mega IT setup snubbed for fast cheapie

An old computer cobbled together for $2.2 million is taking business off a new council computer costing hundreds of millions…

Dairy firm shows way - Brewer

Auckland Council should follow the lead of Fonterra, which is laying off hundreds of staff in response to low dairy prices…

Looming rates rises discussed in public meeting

A small crowd of about 50 people have turned out at a public meeting in Auckland tonight to discuss looming rates increases…

Board queries QE Square replacement

There is no sign of a new public space to replace the privatised Queen Elizabeth Square, says the Waitemata Local Board.

Litter piling up underwater
Litter piling up underwater

Car batteries, coffee cups and condoms - welcome to the underwater junkyard that lies just off our city…

Brian Rudman: Servants and masters - which is which?

Auckland councillors have agreed to lessons to improve their governance skills - a more urgent need is for them to learn…

Council staff call for results focus

The Super City is bogged down with meetings, talkfests not requiring a decision and too little constituency time, councillors…

Why will there be a coffin on a train?

Campaigners want Auckland Transport to grant rail services from Swanson to Waitakere a stay of execution.

Officials tackle World Cup travel woes

As thousands of football fans prepare to head across Auckland in peak hour traffic tonight, organisers are scrambling to…

Goff joins port campaigners
Goff joins port campaigners

Labour MP and possible mayoral contender Phil Goff has joined prominent Aucklanders in a second open…

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Have we underestimated ISIS?

We see ISIS as thuggish martyrdom-seeking zealots, but brutal and disgusting though they be, its actions as a fighting force…

Tribunal needed for funding fairness

Lawyers taking rising numbers of special education cases say an independent tribunal is needed to ensure funding decisions…

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