The minister of finance just announced a multi-billion dollar spend up - and Auckland should be very worried. Simon Wilson explains how the government’s traffic plans are badly stuck.
Auckland Transport wants a rail line from the CBD to the airport, and so does Council. Then why does a start date seem further away than ever? Simon Wilson examines what’s gone wrong and how to make it right in the dispute over rail to the airport.
Here’s a quick and easy and inexpensive way we can all get more excited about Auckland. Change the names of things! No really – Simon Wilson is serious about this.
Auckland Arts Festival boss Carla van Zon has left the spiegeltent. Triumphant but also very ill, she has retired. Simon Wilson pays tribute. The day I interviewed Carla van Zon she …
In the third of The Spinoff's election year interviews with party leaders, Simon Wilson talks to Labour's Andrew Little, and tries to work out if he has what it takes.
Andrew Little wants Phil Goff close to him in cabinet, he has revealed in an interview with The Spinoff. Not actually in cabinet, but as an important part of Wellington’s …
Just when you thought transport planning in Auckland was beyond all hope, here’s a plan to save us all: the Congestion Free Network, version 2.0.
The East-West link between SH1 and SH20 is the most expensive roading project in New Zealand history – and the government can’t even demonstrate why we need it, writes Simon Wilson.