Simon Wilson's views on why the mega-retailer is key to the future of Auckland.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff missed the final vote declaring a climate emergency in the city this month. He told the meeting he was strongly in support but had to leave to attend to other mayoral business. That business? The announcement that the world's second-biggest retailer, Costco, was going to set up shop in Auckland.

When I say "set up shop", what I really mean is "build the biggest retail warehouse this country has ever seen". All 14,000 square metres of it: the size of two rugby


1. What will we do about air travel?

2. How will we promote public health?

3. What about the coastline?

4. What about public support?

5. How will we make really big changes in transport?

6. What other big changes are coming?

The climate emergency in Auckland