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Council stands firm on heritage
Council stands firm on heritage

The Auckland Council is holding the line on rules to protect the city's built heritage after being advised they are a burden…

Shift vehicle trade north - port chief

Car imports should be moved from Auckland to Northport at Marsden Pt, says Ports of Tauranga boss Mark Cairns.

David Hill: Outsider's tips on making great city truly super

How do we make a first-class city? Well, to us down in Hayseed Land, it's always seemed like one. In a world of its own…

Editorial: Moves to quit golf courses not up to par

Tap beneath the surface of an issue and all sorts of questions emerge.

Auckland Region

Brian Rudman: It's a national mess, so let MPs fix it Brian Rudman: It's a national mess, so let MPs fix it

What a cop-out. After decades of dithering, the politicians…

Spin claim on housing accord push Spin claim on housing accord push

The Government is trumpeting the creation of 11 new…

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Grass isn't greener for every course
Grass isn't greener for every course

Auckland Council is reviewing its ownership of 13 golf courses worth more than $40 million, as pressure builds to find space…

LA jaunt scores mugs, ideas
LA jaunt scores mugs, ideas

Auckland Mayor Len Brown led 13 other members of the council family and a business delegation of 43 to Los Angeles - and…

West Auckland real estate prices soar
West Auckland real estate prices soar

QV data out last week showed Waitakere's average value now stands at $687,021, up 7.3 per cent in the past three months

Chinese group eyes housing project
Chinese group eyes housing project

Auckland developer Tony Gapes of Redwood Group is poised to sell three-quarters of New Zealand's most affordable intensive…

Super City

Port pressure group excluded
Port pressure group excluded

The protest group set up to halt wharf extensions is upset at being excluded from a study into the wider…

Brown coy on pay increase on eve of rates hikes

Len Brown is refusing to say if he will follow two of his councillors and say no to a 2.3 per cent pay rise, which will…

We need more councillors - Auckland Council

Auckland Council plans to ask Parliament to change the Super City's founding legislation that fixed the number of councillors…

Nicholas Ross Smith & Zbigniew Dumienski: Citizens' juries could reduce Auckland's democratic deficit

Using randomly selected juries to make some council-level policy suggestions is arguably a good starting point for organically…

Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie: Country's most diverse city lacks diversity in governance
Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie: Country's most diverse city lacks diversity in governance

Whilst it is perhaps not surprising to read the facts revealed in Bernard Orsman's piece Auckland's…

Call for more height in Auckland suburbs

A developer is calling for a taller height limit to go with no controls on density in Auckland's suburbs.

Auckland faces suburban squeeze

Council, developers and lobby group debating new rules which will allow more houses to be built.

Migrants for regions

The Government says a new plan to lure migrants away from Auckland will boost regional economies, but admits it will do…

Cameron Brewer: Local govt conference needed to commit to managing soaring costs

I am one of those in local government who’s advocating for greater and urgent focus to be placed on containing council costs…

Super white men's club
Super white men's club

It is a city that prides itself on its diverse ethnic communities, but Auckland is run by a club of…

Big day as rail goes electric

Auckland Transport is warning passengers of potential bedding-in glitches after it replaces diesel trains this morning with…

Chris Darby: Rates increase? What's a councillor to do?

Aucklanders want an outstanding public transport system. But they don’t want to rely on perpetual rates increases to build…

Michael Barnett: Global turmoil an opportunity for Auckland?

Auckland is well placed to take advantage of growing global economic uncertainty to accelerate the city’s big projects…

Crackdown on train fare dodgers

Children as young as 10 are fare dodging and causing disorder at train stations, prompting a police crackdown in West Auckland…

Little backs home-buyer stats
Little backs home-buyer stats

Labour leader Andrew Little has stood by the decision to release figures showing a high proportion of…

'Protected view' rules to be reviewed

Protected views of volcanoes are threatening Auckland's goals of affordable housing and a compact city, major property owners…

Brian Rudman: Brown’s chance to take the helm

The resignation of Ports of Auckland chairman Graeme Hawkins for health reasons gives Mayor Len Brown the chance to do what…

Roger Hall & Barry Jenkins: By bus or train, Auckland's a pain

Two regular public transport users — Roger Hall on the buses and Barry Jenkins on the trains — share the trials of recent…

Brian Rudman: Govt no friend in transport needs

Len Brown's recent cuddle-up to Transport Minister Simon Bridges reminds me of a poor Whanganui chap banged up in Bali for…

Row over prime land
Row over prime land

Two Auckland Council bodies are at loggerheads over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Pt should be…

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Manhire: To sleep, perchance to dream

Notorious hacker Lambshank has been at it again, leaking Toby Manhire the contents of the 'Dreams' folder in the Prime Minister's…

video Anti-TPP protesters target Key meeting

Protesters jostled with police last night as they tried to disrupt a National Party fundraising event in Dunedin. Trans…

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Washing machine saves man's life
Washing machine saves man's life

If ever a publican needed a drink to steady his nerves it was Richard Boyce, after almost falling to his death down a 60ft…

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Scott Watson interview approved
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