Last week we invited you to lob your housing crisis questions at AUT professor John Tookey, an expert in the area. Today he responds to a selection of the many questions he received, and explains why – spoiler alert – there are no easy answers.
Hayden Donnell identified the people who did well, and the ones who got massively owned, in the Auckland local elections.
Summer reissue: John Key suggested we Google TradeMe for homes under $500,000. So we did, and here they are
Early in June the then prime minister told reporters there were plenty of (relatively) affordable Auckland homes on TradeMe. Madeleine Chapman searched the site to see if he was right.
The most upbeat runner in the Auckland mayoral race enacted a weird half-withdrawal late in the contest. And it wasn't for the first time, wrote a weeping Toby Manhire
In 2016 the Spinoff launched the humbly titled 'War for Auckland' campaign. Here we republish the editorials, from June and August, that bookended the bellicose, unruly crowd-funded enterprise
New Auckland mayor Phil Goff wants everyone to know he’s in charge. He’s been laying down the law for council officers, getting offside with some of the councillors, turning himself into the star of his own show. But someone had to sort this shit. This week, as the new mayor and his council meet for the last time this year, Simon Wilson looks at what Goff and Co are getting right and what they’re screwing up.
On cycle lanes, ethnicity and class: Why nothing screams missing the point quite like slamming safer cycling
Leftwing blogger Martyn Bradbury claims that 'nothing screams white middle class privilege quite like cycle lanes'. Tell that to the increasing number of Aucklanders from all walks of life who are getting on a bike, says Kurt Taogaga.
The housing crisis has dominated the news cycles this year, but there's still a lot we don't know. Professor John Tookey is an expert in the area and is ready to answer your questions.
Why is everyone hating on the Council’s latest attempt to sell Auckland to the world? Actually, is it everyone, asks Simon Wilson – or just the Herald and the other usual cynics?
For a moment it looked like the government might be seeing sense on Auckland's transport demands. But the volcanic response to a Mt Roskill light rail proposal suggests the road obsession remains, writes Hayden Donnell.
Reports of library cutbcks have prompted Auckland council to issue librarians with a question-and-answer sheet for dealing with public inquiries. Here's an alternative version.