The Auckland housing shortage may be on the verge of receding

New building consents in Auckland are almost keeping up with the region's population growth, reports Greg Ninness of

The design overhaul of the Auckland bus network may be bold, but is it good?

In their pursuit of an abstracted planning perfection, the designers have seemingly been prepared to sacrifice some people’s experience for the sake of a cleaner looking system

Are Auckland’s new Lime e-scooters any good? And how do they compare to OnZos?

Madeleine Chapman rode to Huntly on an OnzO bike. Sadly, she won't be doing the same with a Lime scooter.

Waterfront stadium: good or bad? Hayden Donnell and Hayden Donnell debate

Yet another waterfront stadium plan is being put forward for Auckland. Modern-day stadium naysayer Hayden Donnell summons his stadium-supporting past self to debate the merits.

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How Nat Cheshire set off a new wave of confidence and creativity in Auckland

Simon Pound talks to Nat Cheshire, self-described 'fake architect', about reimagining Auckland.

A bird’s eye view of Auckland’s Kiwibuild sites

Set to deliver 100,000 homes in the next 10 years, Kiwibuild is already changing Auckland's wider landscape.

A night aboard the most loathed aircraft in New Zealand

Dylan Reeve spent a night on the police helicopter. What is it doing up there, apart from annoying people who want to sleep?

Auckland homeless count results released

Last month's 'point in time' survey tallied 336 people living without shelter, but a far greater number following a 'validation exercise'

Forget lower speed limits – just pedestrianise central Auckland

Auckland has erupted into furious debate over a proposal to adopt a 30km/h speed limit in the city centre. Hayden Donnell comes up with a solution sure to please everyone. 

Passion and fury as John Tamihere revs up Auckland mayoral ambitions

A challenge for the Auckland mayoralty is looming next year, with John Tamihere today turning up at Auckland Council to rattle some cages.

Auckland’s natural environment has been neglected for decades. No more.

To mark Auckland Council environment month, Mayor Phil Goff writes about the challenges facing the city and surrounds – and how the new targeted rate will be used to address them.

A night out in Auckland, counting the homeless

Monday night saw an unprecedented, large-scale census of Auckland's homeless population undertaken. Toby Manhire went out counting, with about 700 others

Revenge of the NIMBYs: Is council too weak to enact its own Unitary Plan?

Having nitpicked its way into rejecting two high-density apartment developments near the CBD, does Auckland Council's consents department really believe in the vision of the Unitary Plan?

‘We’re not here to judge your lifestyle, we’re here to make sure you’re housed’

Housing First is designed to get the most vulnerable homeless people into stable accommodation irrespective of mental or physical wellbeing or any history of substance abuse

Welcome to the ‘third world swamp house’, Papakura, a snip at $520 a week

Blocked drains, borked stormwater and an ankle-deep swamp under the house, yet the family renting the property in south Auckland feel powerless

How a council email footer sparked a local government conspiracy

A rogue Auckland Council email footer has sparked a wave of angst and recriminations in Takapuna, providing a glimpse into a broader conspiracy culture in local government.