With a water shortage threatened for Auckland, we invited Phil Goff to give us some tips on how to take a short shower. He declined! And then we discovered this…
In the Arts Festival play Cellfish a drama teacher invites a bunch of prisoners to do a Shakespeare class – and it’s not why you think, says Simon Wilson.
How come there’s still no publicly available business case for the government’s next big transport priority in Auckland – the East-West expressway that will cut Onehunga off from the foreshore? Simon Wilson reports from Council.
On his first day as editor of The Spinoff's new Auckland section, Simon Wilson talks to the people gearing up for the opening of the Auckland Arts Festival tomorrow and shares his own top 10 can't-miss shows.
The War for Auckland was the most exciting thing we've ever done, and we hated shutting it down. Now, with the support of Heart of the City, we’re launching a new full-time section dedicated to Auckland. Former Metro editor Simon Wilson, who has joined us as editor of The Spinoff Auckland, nails up his colours.
Jacinda Ardern, Julie Anne Genter and Geoff Simmons do battle at our special live-streamed debate, this Wednesday at 7pm. Will they wave the white flag or fight on to the death?
The executive leaders of Auckland Transport are almost exclusively white males. Generation Zero's Vonnie Veen-Grimes and Eden Williams explain why that needs to change.
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