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Focus: Healthcare & schools under pressure as Covid numbers surge
Another wave of Covid-19 could be on its way with a new Omicron subvariant seeing case numbers back on the rise. Video / NZ Herald / Ben Cummins
Comment: Fixing the downtown Auckland conundrum in three steps
OPINION: An urban designer makes Queen St a world-class precinct in three easy steps.
Margot McRae: Character areas won't provide affordable homes
OPINION: 'This legislation will scatter bad housing randomly across the city.'
Oscar Sims: Inner suburb density will improve affordability
OPINION: 'Let young New Zealanders live within a convenient distance of their needs.'
Cloudy. Light winds.
Rain developing in the morning, possibly heavy, turning to showers in the afternoon. Northerlies becoming strong around midday.
Showers, possibly heavy in Porirua northwards. Strong northerlies changing southerly in the evening.
Better transport, regular events: Young people reveal what Auckland city needs
What sort of city do young Aucklanders want to have? We asked them.
Opinion: How decolonising Auckland will lead to a better city for all
'Decolonisation is about recognising the causes of injustice which continue in Auckland.'
Michael Morris: A revitalised Auckland for all inhabitants, great and small
OPINION: "Justice for animals, justice for the environment, and justice for humans."
Ted Johnston: A competent and effective council with a wise leader
OPINION: "Rules, statutes and regulations are my domain, and I will use them."
Viv Beck: Let's back ourselves to make things happen
OPINION: "A night-time economy could ignite our city."
Efeso Collins: Bringing hope back will revitalise Auckland
OPINION: "Make Auckland a place people can get around, set down roots, access services."
Craig Lord: We have changed and Auckland needs to change as well
OPINION: "A Civic District, a place to visit as a special trip and an entertainment hub."
Wayne Brown: Fixing up downtown means finishing what we've started
OPINION: "We need to literally clean the streets. Rubbish, road cones, graffiti must go."
John Lehmann: Let's reconnect Auckland Council, the ratepayers, and the public
OPINION: 'I believe the older Auckland was far more liveable, safer, and rated fairer.'
Leo Molloy: Auckland got lost because it didn't know where it was going
OPINION: "For once in our lives, let's aim really high and do something amazing."
Kiwis wake to storms and snowfall as dreary winter weather hits most of NZ
With severe wind and thunderstorm watches in place, DoC warns it's safer to stay put.