Protecting our coastal waters
Efforts to protect our coastal waters from further degradation are piecemeal, slow and amount to a drop in an ocean of problems. How do we bring life back to the sea?
Tank the tunnel
Is it heresy to suggest mothballing Auckland’s biggest infrastructure project? Professor Tim Hazledine takes his chances
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?
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.
Anzac Day: Gone West
On a quiet and empty Anzac Day, Sandra Coney looks forward to the time when the unique memorials of her beloved West Auckland are once again places where people gather to remember.
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
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.
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.
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.