New charges likely for Auckland sport facilities
Paying for Auckland’s sports facilities is a pressing problem - so council is looking at other revenue streams.
Auckland strangles affordable housing
Auckland Council is trying to lay groundwork for affordable housing, but has tasked a council-controlled organisation with getting the highest prices.
Sustainable builders tell council to step up
Auckland Council likes to make a song and dance about sustainability. But when confronted by home builders ahead of the game, its sustainability front crumbles.
Labour’s roll runs into National’s rock
Labour and National indulged in duelling transport policies - both revealing solutions for Auckland’s gridlock. But the leaders were the real focus.
We shall remember them - later
It was the War to End All Wars but its $3 million memorial planned for Auckland’s Domain is proving to be the project that never ends.
The basin, reserved
Work is underway to tidy up parkland near the Auckland CBD, but the dumping of a lead advocate means the process hasn’t been as clean as expected.
The cost of Auckland’s playgrounds
Auckland’s play money is being spent in the wrong places, according to a council document on the future of playgrounds.