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Auckland to miss out on online voting
Auckland to miss out on online voting

Aucklanders won't be able to choose their next council at the click of a mouse because it is too big.

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
Editorial: Moves to quit golf courses not up to par

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

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

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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…

Port pressure group excluded

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

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
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…

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 Super City club: Who'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
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…

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 white men living in…

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
Crackdown on train fare dodgers

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

Little backs home-buyer stats

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

'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
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…

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Labour MP rebels on charter school

Labour's associate education spokesman attended a charter school fundraiser - despite his party being bitterly opposed to…

A child abuse solution beyond CYF

Fixing child abuse and neglect is all about building relationships with families in need, social workers say.

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