Auckland’s underground now $1.28m a metre
Auckland’s City Rail Link underground line will now cost at least $4.4 billion, up $1 billion from the much-argued launch price in 2014.
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.
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.
Goff: Vote for me and higher rates
Phil Goff has a novel platform for his campaign to hold onto the Auckland mayoralty - vote for me and your rates will rise by 3.5 percent a year.
Speedway and Eden Park winning the politics
Auckland Council gives speedway a lifeline and looks set to bailout Eden Park as part of a grand political game. Tim Murphy reports.
City air pollution still too high
Auckland should have the best air quality in the world for its size, but city air is polluted and costing taxpayers.
Cat lovers get concessions on pest control
An outcry from cat lovers has caused Auckland Council to make some concessions in its new pest management plan.