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Auckland mayor's plan to replace North Harbour Stadium with smaller venue
A small stadium would be the kiss of death for North Harbour, says councillor John Watson.
Mayor wants to sell lease in Port of Auckland and invest proceeds into $4b fund
Wayne Brown is also proposing a rates increase of 7.5 per cent for households next year.
Auckland Council faces legal threat if it sells Downtown Car Park building
Developer Andrew Krukziener says deal being worked up for site is 'smoke and mirrors'.
Cheaper to build a house in Auckland than a $470k pedestrian crossing
Mayor Wayne Brown says the costs are unjustifiable.
Congestion charging: All you need to know, including what's in the latest plans
Mayor Wayne Brown has floated a $5 charge on busy motorways to beat congestion.
Wayne Brown reveals which motorists could avoid paying $5 motorway congestion charge
Schoolchildren should have choices other than the motorway, says Wayne Brown.
Wayne Brown wants new Government to review earthquake strengthening rules for the city
Brown says there are rules for earthquakes but not volcanoes in Auckland.
Irish teenager arrested at Auckland Airport with nearly 2kg of meth
The meth had a street value of $670,000.
Auckland towers planned on site of Downtown carpark
Exclusive: Auckland councillors have still to approve the sale of the carpark building.
AT issues four apologies in turbulent week, the latest to Mayor Wayne Brown
The mayoral office was not impressed with the assumptions made by AT.
AT backs down and keeps car parks on K Rd after outrage from businesses and criticism from mayor
It's 'just arrogance' on the part of AT, says a senior council officer.
Wayne Brown takes AT to task over removal of K Rd car parks
Stop trashing AT's improving image, Brown told AT chief executive Dean Kimpton.
K Rd businesses fearful after AT proceeds with removing last remaining car parks
You take away our parking, you take away our customers, says one retailer.
Car parks removed on K Rd despite calls from Wayne Brown for a rethink
The new parking signs are already turning away customers, say worried businesses.
'S*** or potato'?' Tiny Auckland community's fears over new wastewater treatment plant
The plant threatens one of the last remaining scallop beds, says Jim Jackson
Neighbours at war over plans to demolish heritage Auckland bungalow
Owner says new house will still fit street's character but opponents strongly disagree
Tau Henare vows utu against Auckland councillors who voted ‘no’ to Māori seats
Councillor Maurice Williamson has called Henare’s comments “outrageous”.
Auckland’s oldest hotel facing demolition unless urgent repairs are done
The Fitzroy Hotel was built in 1855 and has links to James K Baxter.
Auckland Council votes no to Māori seats at 2025 local body elections
Change will not be made while same voices are heard around the table: Cr Angela Dalton.
$95 v $50: Price war sparked by new Waiheke Island ferry operator
Fullers' boss welcomes a second ferry operator on the Waiheke service.
'Overkill': AT plans four new pedestrian crossings on 900m stretch of North Shore road
“Is it really necessary to put in a crossing for 43 people?" asks dumbfounded resident.
Auckland speed trial: New point-to-point speed cameras being installed on six Auckland roads
A trial of the cameras found motorists driving over three times the speed limit.
Ousted Mt Roskill MP Michael Wood breaks his silence on losing safe Labour seat
Wood pledges to keep fighting for Labour over next three years.
Act on track to be in government and win two Auckland seats
Deputy leader Brooke van Velden defeating National’s Simon O’Connor in Tāmaki.
Auckland sinkhole: Independent review set to find out the cause
The review is expected to take several months and will be made public.
West Aucklanders next in line for KiwiRail's disruptive rail rebuild
Introducing more buses will not save any time, says one commuter.
Auckland Downtown Carpark sale likely to proceed without $28m bike and scooter hub
Losing downtown public parking is a disaster, says developer Andrew Krukziener.
Wayne’s world: Simon Wilson and Bernard Orsman rate Mayor Brown’s first year
Auckland mayor Wayne Brown gets an annual ratecard from Bernard Orsman and Simon Wilson.
Wayne Brown wants National to tweak its water policy to avoid bills rising $50 a fortnight
Water bills could double over four years to $2720 under National, says Brown.
'I’m disgusted': Auckland Council manager accused of bullying reappointed to $300k job
The woman left the council after three bullying allegations were mostly upheld.
Auckland’s $870 million rail project to lure tens of thousands onto trains
The rail corridor will eventually be home to 130,000 people in South Auckland.
Financial horror show: Auckland Council pencils in sky-high rates and water bills
The gloomy outlook comes hard on the heels of rates and water bill rise this year.
More roads or more cycleways? We compare the parties' transport policies
The Greens wants to build light rail in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
AT ransomware attack: Customers urged to reset top-ups on Hop cards
Auckland Transport says residual issues have still to be resolved.
National ditches Labour’s 'anti-car ideology' - promises to restore speed limits
The policy will starve Auckland Transport of subsidies to lower speeds on local roads.
High profile resignation from mayor Wayne Brown’s office
The former TV3 and 1News reporter has resigned after barely six months.
Petition to stop sale of Downtown car park presented to Auckland Council
I often thought, ‘thank God for the Downtown car park' says organiser.
KiwiRail unveils plans for new $6b rail line between Avondale-Southdown
The new line is largely dependent on moving the Port of Auckland.
Speed camera trial nabs motorists at 110km/h on Auckland local roads
Motorists caught speeding are being issued with a warning.
Downtown Auckland crime: Parties share their views after calls for greater police presence
Police presence is biggest driver for safety in cities, says Scott Pritchard
Auckland pipe that led to sinkhole considered an 'emergency' months before it collapsed: official papers
Officers knew for months the pipe had suffered an 'acute failure'.
What sort of stadium is best for Auckland? Working group out to find answers
The aim is to define what is best for Auckland, says councillor Shane Henderson
Auckland Council’s climate plan needs Lance Cairns-like heroics to halve emissions by 2030
The plan is on a cliff edge, but a lot of good things are happening, says Richard Hills.
Mellons Bay coastal road continues to collapse while Auckland Transport works on how to fix it
If it gave away at any point it would be catastrophic, says one resident.
Chief Ombudsman investigating secret plans to privatise Ports of Auckland business arm
Wayne Brown and Phil Goff have both eyed Ports of Auckland for privatisation.
From paradise to hell: West Auckland flood victims support buyout package
Seven months on, fear and anxiety continue, says one homeowner.
Auckland councillors agree in principle to $2b flood buyout deal
Wayne Brown says the deal will help communities return to a sense of normal.
Exclusive details: Auckland Council, Govt to unveil $1b-plus flood buyout
But payouts for multi-million-dollar clifftop mansions could be capped.
AT confident of finding a new operator for some, but not all, suspended ferry services
Disruptions will continue past October on four ferry services.
Auckland Council pays secret $1.4m fee to consultants for airport shares sale
The council said Flagstaff was not incentivised by the outcome of the share sale.
Govt releases details on Auckland’s northwestern busway, when work starts
The busway should take priority over other mega dream projects, says Wayne Brown.
PM expected to announce plans for Northwestern Busway in Auckland
National has also promised to build a Northwestern Busway, starting in 4-10 years.
Devoted dad killed after crane touched overhead powerlines
Friends and community rally round after father-of-two's sudden death.
Auckland Council cut spending on stormwater repairs and maintenance before January floods
Council spending on clearing drains is hopelessly inadequate, says Parnell Business Assn.
Hauraki Gulf marine protection area tripled, bottom trawling banned
New protection for Auckland's 'absolute treasure'.
Bottom trawling ban for Hauraki Gulf to be unveiled by Govt
Scientists have long warned about overfishing and pollution in the Gulf.
Auckland ratepayers shell out $2m on big accountancy firms in city’s stadium drama
Sports supremo Raelene Castle has been brought in to break the deadlock.
North Harbour Rugby pushing for smaller stadium if current one is bulldozed
The land North Harbour sits on is worth about $100 million.
'Simply not serious': Maritime Union rubbishes Wayne Brown’s waterfront development plans
Brown's plan is a threat to the Auckland economy, says the Maritime Union.
New sinkhole in Auckland closes busy road in the suburb of Ōtāhuhu
Auckland Transport has closed a road and rerouted bus services.
'The road has now collapsed': The residents who fear they'll be cut off
Auckland Transport says the slip is still moving, hindering a fix.
Luxon hits back at critics of National's $24b transport plan
The last National Government failed to build a northwestern busway.
Kiwis go to the polls to elect the ‘Bird of the Century’
Five extinct birds are among the 75 contestants in what is Forest & Bird's 100th year.
Nats promise to scrap Labour’s lower speed limit rules as AT plans more changes
Auckland's last lower-speed programme cost $33 million.
Hundreds of uninhabitable Auckland homes to get full rates relief over the next year
The cost of the rates relief is between $1.2 million and $3m.
Auckland councillor Mike Lee dumped from Auckland Transport board by colleagues
Wayne Brown denied rewarding Henderson and Darby for supporting his budget.
Auckland sinkhole to cause months of disruption while a new pipe is installed
We are really sorry this happened and playing catch-up now, says council's Andrew Chin.
Mayor threatens demolition of St James if restoration doesn't start soon
Auckland Council's $15m restoration grant expires on June 30 next year.
$100,000 a day: Mayor's horror at council's accounting and law firms bill
Critics say the figures are eye-watering and troubling during a time of budget cuts.