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Andrew Dickens: Intensify inner suburbs, watch city thrive
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.

Auckland Region

Auckland's new Guy Fawkes fizzer? Auckland's new Guy Fawkes fizzer?

Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes on November…

Brian Rudman: Take the revolutionary road, Len Brian Rudman: Take the revolutionary road, Len

What a shame Mayor Len Brown doesn't surrender to…

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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 can be sold…

Open fire could cost you $20k
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
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
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…

Super City

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
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…

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 gone to another bidder…

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
'Fixer' leaves major legacy behind him

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

Super City's bosses: What they earn

Waterfront Auckland CEO John Dalzell had the biggest pay boost among council chief executives for the past two years, taking…

Mt Smart upgrade never pursued

A $25 million upgrade of Mt Smart Stadium for the Warriors was considered in 2012, but was never actively pursued.

Watercare defends development fees

Watercare Services has hit back at a developer who accused it of charging too much for Auckland residential subdivisions…

Stadiums: Where do councillors stand?

The Herald asked Auckland's city councillors if they support the plan to ask the Warriors NRL club to relocate to Albany…

Stadium shuffle: Mayor calls for calm
Stadium shuffle: Mayor calls for calm

Len Brown has had a change of heart about giving the public a say on a new stadium strategy that has…

Eden Park to go it alone

Eden Park has been left to fend for itself after rejecting cost-cutting proposals Auckland Council says would allow it to…

Bernard Orsman: Warriors in Albany - a bridge too far?

Out of the blue, the council's main facilities body has ditched Eden Park, owned and operated by an independent trust, and…

Bob Jones joins fight over iwi approval

Property magnate Sir Bob Jones will be at a public meeting next month seeking abolition of an Auckland Council rule requiring…

Reprieve on cards for city landmark

New Zealand's first skyscraper, the Civic Building on Aotea Square, may be saved from demolition to become a heritage feature…

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…

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Politics

Dr Joshua Freeman: Trade deal needs urgent check up

New drugs and medical procedures undergo careful scrutiny before being foisted on the public. Nobody wants another Thalidomide…

The cuss word on Marama Fox's lips

Maori Party's new co-leader has already taken issue with the Parliamentary oath, voted for NZ First as Speaker and almost…

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