Making plans for Mt Albert
Developers of the Mt Albert KiwiBuild site should look offshore for innovative and clever designs that would avoid the project becoming a slum
A rail Government vs a motorway Opposition
The Government just made its politically riskiest move, Bernard Hickey writes. It announced a surprise tax hike that will make provincial drivers help pay for new rail lines in Auckland.
Team NZ all smiles at America’s Cup home
It is the $212 million home for the next America’s Cup that no one wanted - but everyone is now happy to make their own.
Govt finds $40m for Team NZ hosting fee
The Government will pay $40 million to Team New Zealand as the ‘hosting fee’ for the 2021 America’s cup in Auckland.
Unitec housing won’t happen overnight
Bruce Morris heard all the spin and slogans at the announcement of Labour’s big Mt Albert Kiwibuild project, but says there are 1001 issues yet to be resolved before it is reality.
Auckland’s $500m roading problem
$500 million worth of Auckland roads, footpaths and other assets could be flooded after a big storm, a preliminary count has revealed.
Russell McVeagh off $16m Auckland roster
After a review, Auckland Council has selected 10 firms to conduct its legal work. Russell McVeagh is missing from the list.
Contaminated land holds up America’s Cup
Protracted negotiations to find a home for an America’s Cup village in Auckland may now hinge on how fast contaminated land at the Tank Farm can be cleared.