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Tram plan: From isthmus to waterfront
Tram plan: From isthmus to waterfront

Any new generation of Auckland trams would likely start from the waterfront and head up the Dominion Rd commuter spine via…

Rates won't go into convention centre: Brown

Auckland mayor Len Brown says the council will not put any ratepayer cash into building or running an international convention…

Editorial: Hotel licensing debacle sad reflection on city

The summer silly season possibly hit its silliest point when Rydges Auckland Hotel was forced to stop selling alcohol for…

Brian Rudman: Liveable Len could stop the chop

Just because pohutukawa trees prosper in Auckland's coastal setting is not a reason to treat them as a weed and hack them…

Auckland Region

A lolly to make your skin crawl A lolly to make your skin crawl

An exotic deadly arachnid with a fearsome reputation…

Man dives into water to save daughter Man dives into water to save daughter

A brave dad plunged into Auckland Harbour last night…

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7.6% rates rise in Auckland draft plan
7.6% rates rise in Auckland draft plan

Household rates could rise by 7.6 per cent this year if the city adopts a motorway toll of $2 or a regional fuel tax to…

Tycoon's $423m yacht too big
Tycoon's $423m yacht too big

The biggest superyacht to visit New Zealand has berthed at Auckland's Wynyard Wharf because it is too big for the dedicated…

Auckland's tops - but how to go further?
Auckland's tops - but how to go further?

Auckland's been judged the 10th most liveable city in the world. Today, we speak to experts and city leaders on how we can…

Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city
Empty prime CBD sites bad for the city

A prominent commercial real estate financier says land-bankers are ruining Auckland's central business district by leaving…

Super City

Britomart: From dull to hip
Britomart: From dull to hip

Britomart has gone from decay to super cool, churning over $1.3 billion a year to the Auckland economy…

Big projects on back burner

Key Auckland transport projects - including some on which work has already started - face long delays unless new funding…

Winston Peters: Super City Grinches want our prize

Winston Peters writes: There is a group of people who want to get rid of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust. But why fix…

Peter Bromhead: Hidden agenda

In my youth, I closely followed the adventures of the comic book detective Sexton Blake and his faithful bloodhound, Pedro…

Wynyard complex gets ready for sale
Wynyard complex gets ready for sale

Pre-sales of the first of 500 to 600 new Wynyard Quarter apartments start in February and the first…

Chris de Freitas: City's vulnerable road network recipe for disaster

Last Saturday's traffic ordeal highlighted Auckland's vulnerability to complete and protracted gridlock, writes Chris de…

Spending shows need for recall elections

A lobby group says revelations Auckland Council spent $30,000 on “secret rooms” for Len Brown show New Zealand needs recall…

What secrets are in Brown's new office?

Thousands of dollars have been spent building a private bathroom and dressing room hidden behind a bookcase in under-fire…

Auckland property has $1 reserve
Auckland property has $1 reserve

An Auckland real estate agent is taking a leap of faith in the hot property market - by auctioning his…

Who wants to be mayor?

Who's in line to challenge Len Brown to become Auckland's next mayor? The Herald has analysed the early possibilities.

Mt Eden summit car ban: Readers react

The Herald has had an overwhelming response from readers since revealing the plan to ban all vehicles from Mt Eden's summit…

Vehicle ban on city's volcano summits

The days of driving to the summit of Auckland's volcanic cones are coming to an end, starting with a ban on all vehicles…

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
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…

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

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…

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Politics

McCully to go to Jordan to discuss Syria, Isis

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is to travel to Jordan to discuss the crisis in Syria and the on-going threat of the Islamic…

Opinion: Cut it out, RMA spoilsports

The RMA Knights who say no have been a shadowy tribe until now and it's been hard to pin much damage to the economy on them…

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