Auckland’s growth pressure cooker cools
Auckland’s population growth is finally easing, and that makes managing the city a little easier, Tim Murphy writes.
Third ‘name’ lobbied for Auckland mayoral bid
Veteran Auckland local politician Mike Lee is considering challenging Phil Goff for the mayoralty - potentially complicating the declared fight between Goff and John Tamihere.
Eden Pk bailout ‘like a Lions tour every year’
The $63m public bailout of Eden Park will provide the stadium with a healthy extra annual income as it tries to break the planning restrictions stopping it holding more concerts.
How to find $500m in a fortnight
Auckland Council has raided its money jar, looked under its bed of assets and sharpened its pencil to find the extra $500m it must commit to the City Rail Link underground project.
Worse coming for Auckland drivers
Auckland drivers can expect commutes to get worse before they get better as the city pushes on with multiple transport changes.
Past is new future for housing
Māori-centric architecture could provide the answers the country is looking for in housing.
Power politics laid bare at Auckland Council
Councillors voted against the Mayor’s wishes and gave Eden Park a $10m gift without conditions.
Walk the talk on affordable housing
An Auckland housing project designed to be both affordable and green has been through a resource consent grinder - even though it’s what city planners are trying to encourage.