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Ellis clash over island getaway
Ellis clash over island getaway

Former All Black Marc Ellis has got offside with a neighbour at the prestigious gated community of Matiatia Estate on Waiheke…

Urban expert rejects city compaction

A French urban planning expert is in New Zealand this week, courtesy of think-tank the New Zealand Initiative.

Ask Phoebe: Bus lanes free outside hours

Phoebe Falconer answers our readers' questions about transport or any other Auckland issue.

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries…

Big names in Franklin Rd fight
Big names in Franklin Rd fight

A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over the future of Franklin…

Parking warden bashed
Parking warden bashed

A parking warden was admitted to hospital after being attacked on duty in Auckland - and the assault was so bad, it kept…

Brian Rudman: Cement traps us in the bad old days
Brian Rudman: Cement traps us in the bad old days

One of the justifications for creating the Super City was that it would hasten the end of the planning silo mentality that…

Proposal opens up Queens Wharf
Proposal opens up Queens Wharf

The western side of Queens Wharf could become open space as part of plans for the downtown waterfront area.

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Storm damage not material: Vector
Storm damage not material: Vector

Auckland lines company Vector says it is still assessing the financial cost of last week's storm.

Rules fight echoes across city

AMt Eden man's problems with Auckland Council over his neighbours' renovations have been backed up by others telling of…

How budget hit crunch point

Auckland Mayor Len Brown hailed his first 10-year budget in 2012 as the foundation block to transform Auckland once and…

Busway extension left out of $815m plan

Auckland's successful Northern Busway has been set back by a Government decision to exclude an extension to Albany from…

Car-free Quay St back on the agenda
Car-free Quay St back on the agenda

A plan to change Quay St from a car-dominated road into a waterfront boulevard is back on the table…

Paul Little: Waffle, woe in Brown's city plan

Finances for the plan to create the world's most 'liveable' city are so parlous, it appears, that to fund what Auckland…

Road hogs must tighten belts

Mayor Len Brown has carefully avoided this moment the whole of his first term, but sometime over the next 12 months, he's…

Geoff Cooper: Radical planning shift needed for Auckland to prosper

A simple Unitary Plan of self-determination is appealing, but land use choices are riddled with unintended consequences…

Budget riles Aucklanders

Aucklanders are rebelling at Mayor Len Brown's "black budget", which targets core services such as libraries and parks to…

Len Brown's black budget
Len Brown's black budget

Cutting back funding for park maintenance, reducing library hours and scrapping inorganic rubbish collections…

Bernard Orsman: Hey big spender, you're in a deep financial hole

The chickens have come home to roost for the Len Brown-led Auckland Council after four years of big spending and debt-fuelled…

Tolls option as council wields axe

Aucklanders will be given clear choices, including tolls and congestion charges, to pay for big transport projects in a…

Brian Rudman: Arts plan? It's wishful candy floss

Hallelujah. Four years into the life of the Super City and Aucklanders finally have a draft arts and culture action plan…

Synthetic drug ban for poor suburbs?

The sale of synthetic drugs could be banned in poor suburbs such as Otara, Mangere and Henderson and small residential shopping…

Govt cold on council tax ideas
Govt cold on council tax ideas

Auckland councillor Penny Webster is to lead Local Government NZ's search for more cash to pay for local…

Jafas define 'new Auckland'

Some of Auckland's most high-profile locals have spoken candidly about the city and where they think it is heading.

Groups mobilise to stop developers going higher

Fears that developers are gaining the upper hand for higher density housing in suburban Auckland are causing a community-group…

Passport plan for arts and culture events

Aucklanders could be issued with an arts passport that includes reduced travel costs to arts and cultures events in the…

Plan to keep square public defeated

Strong measures to consider keeping a central Auckland square in public ownership before it could be privatised have been…

Wharf plan 'once in a lifetime' chance
Wharf plan 'once in a lifetime' chance

Waterfront Auckland has been asked to “take the lead” to build two large buildings on Queens Wharf in…

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Whyte lobs resignation call at Devoy

Act's leader says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy should quit over her criticism of his racial equality comments…

Novopay move slated as diversion

Australian company Talent2 has been dumped from its own ill-starred Novopay teachers' payroll system.

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