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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 enrolled Jafas, to win…

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'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 accommodate the new…

Ambitious plans for downtown
Ambitious plans for downtown

An ambitious wishlist of 16 projects to transform downtown Auckland is being released today. We take a look at what's being…

Sixteen projects to transform Auckland's downtown
Sixteen projects to transform Auckland's downtown

A list of 16 projects to transform Auckland's downtown area will be released tomorrow, including plans to create more generous…

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Mega-mole Alice nears daylight
Mega-mole Alice nears daylight

Auckland's mega motorway tunnelling machine is powering its way below Waterview with only about 300…

Waterfront facelift plans revealed

The first images of a major facelift for Auckland's downtown waterfront have been released by the council.

Mayor Brown's new car not so green

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has opted for a less fuel efficient official car, just weeks after launching a new strategy to…

Bernard Orsman: Good news in draft budget disguises the bad

Len Brown's draft budget is all about the good news while hiding the bad.

Big rate rises in store despite cuts
Big rate rises in store despite cuts

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is talking of selling council carparks and naming rights to swimming pools…

Black budget: Rates rises and cuts

Auckland faces rate hikes of 3.5 per cent for eight years straight and $2.8 billion of cuts to capital projects.

Big cuts to services revealed today

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined later this morning when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils…

Subdivision bucks size trend

Auckland's quarter-acre dream is far from over - huge sections of more than half an acre are being sold from $350,000 within…

Projects on hold to soften budget

Hundreds of capital projects totalling about $300 million are being deferred by Auckland Council this year to address pressures…

Lydia Sosene: Licensors blind to social impact of bottle shops
Lydia Sosene: Licensors blind to social impact of bottle shops

Lydia Sosene writes: A full-strength alcohol outlet would be a recipe for disaster and the social cost…

Alcohol Policy hearings start today

The liquor industry and health authorities will have a say on a controversial draft alcohol policy in Auckland from today…

Auckland 10th most liveable

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its report on 140 cities, and for the fifth year in a row Auckland rounded…

$40m to fix seawall danger

Auckland ratepayers face a bill of about $40 million to prevent part of the downtown seawall between Princes and Marsden…

Mt Eden slips trigger call for cash

Land slips on Maungawhau/Mt Eden have prompted a call for the Government to help ratepayers with urgent restoration work…

Candidates face off in Epsom
Candidates face off in Epsom

Epsom election candidates faced off at a public debate last night, with one promising to name a convicted…

Ratepayers lament state house

Plans to install a state house as a piece of art on Auckland's waterfront have been called a waste of money, offensive and…

Big push to boost events industry

More than $2 million a year will be spent to almost double the economic spinoff from Auckland's business events sector to…

Is this worth $1.5 million?

Leaked images of the secretive $1.5 million sculpture planned at the end of Queens Wharf show a simple, two-storey weatherboard…

Subdivision gets go-ahead against advice

A subdivision for 60 houses at Helensville is being criticised by youth lobby group Generation Zero as a bad case of urban…

Bernard Hickey: Rich and comfortable must make way for young and poor
Bernard Hickey: Rich and comfortable must make way for young and poor

Despite more than a year of accords, law changes, unitary plans and talk, Auckland's housing consents…

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PM: Snowden 'may well be right'

John Key concedes NSA whistleblower could be telling truth about New Zealanders’ data being accessible through controversial…

National to slash benefit numbers

Paula Bennett wants to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent, including paying more people to move to other regions for…

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Shrek shorn of record ... by Aussie
Shrek shorn of record ... by Aussie

Monster fleece shorn from an Australian sheep looks set to claim New Zealand sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg world record.

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