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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…

Britomart: From dull to hip

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

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…

Auckland Region

Thieves steal $15k worth of V energy drink Thieves steal $15k worth of V energy drink

Thieves have made off with $15,000 worth of the energy…

Couples fight for $2.9 million home Couples fight for $2.9 million home

A luxury Remuera home described as totally rebuilt…

More Auckland Region
Peter Bromhead: Hidden agenda
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 show-home is being built…

Clowns in Auckland
Chris de Freitas: City's vulnerable road network recipe for disaster
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…

Super City

Spending shows need for recall elections
Spending shows need for recall elections

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

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

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

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
Mt Eden summit car ban: Readers react

The Herald has had an overwhelming response from readers since revealing the plan to ban all vehicles…

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

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
'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…

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 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

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

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

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
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…

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Politics

Cloud over National MP's future

The three-year political career of National Northland MP Mike Sabin is in the balance after a report that he is under investigation…

Poor water blights beaches

A world-class surfing spot and one of Northland's most picturesque strands of coastline are among more than 40 swimming…

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