Auckland prepares for lockdown scenario
Mayor Phil Goff expects the limits on public gatherings to be lowered this afternoon to 100 as the Auckland Council prepares for a possible lockdown order.
America’s Cup buildup foiled by virus
The NZ border being closed will present new problems for foreign America’s Cup challengers
Eden Park turns up the volume on concerts
One of Auckland’s most controversial planning proposals is open to public submissions. Tim Murphy looks through the Eden Park Trust’s 19-document application to host six rock concerts a year.
An elegant solution to the port dilemma?
Ports of Auckland needs to control and run its port operations if it moves to Northport, just as it does now in Auckland.
University’s new southside home
The University of Auckland is about to open in Manukau for up to 140 students in the university’s first, standalone presence in the south.
How Kāinga Ora could help Auckland
A new super-agency for housing and urban development could change the face of Auckland. Here three experts on urban development from consulting firm Beca talk about Auckland’s big chance
Ihumātao was long meant to be public land
Former regional parks chair Sandra Coney says a purchase of the disputed land at Ihumātao by Auckland Council would be entirely in keeping with historical precedent and the actions of local government in preserving open spaces for future generations.
The city that soaks up water
Aucklanders are breaking records for water usage - at the same time as the city breaks records for days without rain. How secure is the city’s future water supply if these droughts continue?
Specialists, crane to fight SkyCity fire
The fire at SkyCity in Auckland is into its third day, with flames still evident this morning and smoke continuing to affect the central city.
Hard numbers needed before ‘blue sky’ Port talk
The talk of moving Auckland’s port to put in a waterfront stadium, museum or other large, iconic and expensive facility worries Eric Crampton.