Auckland’s plan to fight back
Should Auckland have a specific Government fund to stimulate its economy post Covid-19? The city’s economic thinkers prepare a plan to create jobs beyond the downturn, Tim Murphy reports
Beware open-slather deregulation in housing
Former Auckland councillor Mike Lee takes issue with how he was characterised in a Newsroom report about ‘lefties’ getting in the way of cities allowing for more housing
Aucklanders less invested in lockdown #2
Fewer Aucklanders complied with the second lockdown as the Government fielded increased criticism. But, as Joel Rindelaub writes, we can’t devolve medical advice into a partisan issue.
Auckland council should borrow first
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Auckland Council should borrow more before it comes cap in hand to central government
$180m fund to keep Auckland’s taps flowing
Temporary water treatment units and a desalination project for seawater are possible as Watercare prepares to spend up to counter Auckland’s historic drought.
Auckland’s cuts: a half billion too far
Can anything stave off ‘highly undesirable’ cuts to services and projects in Auckland caused by the economic crisis? Will Wellington step in? Tim Murphy reports.
Photos: Return to Lockdown
Photographers John Sefton, in Auckland, and Lynn Grieveson in Wellington watched the return of Level 3 lockdown and Level 2 restrictions on Wednesday, a day of masks, queues and shutdowns.
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.