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Len Brown trust under the spotlight
Len Brown trust under the spotlight

A trust that funded Auckland Mayor Len Brown's election campaign and kept donors' identities secret is under police investigation…

Council budget blowout: New details

New details can be revealed about an Auckland Council IT project with soaring costs

Auckland's big, delayed IT blowout

An Auckland Council IT project considered key to delivering the promised savings of the "Super City" model faces a budget…

'Cold turkey' plan for rates bill rises

About 4000 households face rates increases of 40 per cent or more next year under a "cold turkey" proposal causing deep…

Auckland Region

What's on this weekend What's on this weekend

You can run, but you can't hide. That fat fella in…

Brent Scott 'had nothing left' Brent Scott 'had nothing left'

The man accused of killing his estranged wife Heidi…

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Council votes for 40% rates rise for some
Council votes for 40% rates rise for some

The Auckland Council has voted for massive household rates increases of 40 per cent or more next year in some areas of the…

Parking worm for early birds
Parking worm for early birds

A decision by Auckland Council to raise the price of inner-city carparks will further crowd already stretched public transport…

Auckland rates: How your suburb fares
Auckland rates: How your suburb fares

Auckland households are staring at an average rates increase of 5.6% next year - and 126,000 households face an increase…

Costs spark new look at trams to airport
Costs spark new look at trams to airport

Auckland Transport is under pressure to safeguard a rail route from Onehunga to the airport before the NZ Transport Agency…

Super City

Jobs with junk on agenda
Jobs with junk on agenda

High hopes for creating jobs from rubbish are pinned on a community-run recycling hub which has opened…

Andrew Dickens: Intensify inner suburbs, watch city thrive

Andrew Dickens writes: Much of Auckland was unaware of New Windsor until last week when it was revealed that property prices…

Editorial: Future sunny for St James at long last

The first step towards saving what is arguably Auckland's most magnificent theatre, the St James, has taken far longer than…

John Clements: City that's big but far from super

What is Auckland Council's mandate? According to the royal commission on Auckland governance, amalgamation would provide…

What we love about Auckland: Golden Years
What we love about Auckland: Golden Years

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl.

Open fireplaces to be blocked up

Domestic chimneys will have to be cemented up or blocked in other ways before a house with an open fireplace can be sold…

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
Winners, losers in rates change

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

What we love about Auckland: Pt 1

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'

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

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

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

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

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

Super City's bosses: What they earn
Super City's bosses: What they earn

Waterfront Auckland CEO John Dalzell had the biggest pay boost among council chief executives for the…

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Politics

SIS report no great concern for English

Deputy Prime Minister accepts it but says John Key runs the "most transparent government that New Zealand's ever seen".

Dairy price drop no concern for English

The drop in dairy prices hasn't caused Finance Minister Bill English to rethink his confidence behind the forecast of the…

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