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.
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.
Book of the Week: A miracle in Herne Bay
ReadingRoom literary editor Steve Braunias celebrates a lavishly illustrated history of a Herne Bay recording studio.
Beca: a 100 year-old, Kiwi-grown multinational
The largest New Zealand owned and headquartered professional services business, Beca, is about to enter its second century with a global reach and staff in offices from Myanmar to the Pacific Islands. Tim Murphy asked its chair and chief executive the secrets of its success.
Curing climate change congestion
Former council candidate and smart cities advocate Mark Thomas asks where is the urgent response from Auckland Council to the climate emergency it has declared.
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
Mt Albert stoush is about more than tree chopping
If the Mt Albert protests are about removing trees, why have the Tree Council and Forest & Bird taken the side of the axemen?
New plan to fund rail infrastructure
Rail investments will be considered for funding in a way they haven’t been before but some say that could put needed road investment at risk,
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.
No ‘specific solution’ for light rail
Light rail along Auckland’s Dominion Rd is further behind than many might have thought.