Introducing The War For Auckland podcast, where we discuss the Unitary Plan, the local body elections, and other incredibly interesting topics.
This week we are literally accompanied by the sounds of Auckland being constructed as the Spinoff’s senior pet correspondent Hayden Donnell and political editor Toby Manhire talk to former Housing New Zealand head of development Leonie Freeman and classy economist Shamubeel Eaqub. We talk about the new draft of the Unitary Plan, the reaction to it from Government and (awful) groups like Auckland 2040, and whether the council will do the right thing and pass it.
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