How to change Auckland without making everyone mad

Auckland is going through a period of rapid change. Hayden Donnell talks to an urban design advisor about whether it’s possible to transform the city without riling everyone up.

The case for ending the generational monopoly over local government

There is an increasing class division in Auckland, defined by access to the democratic system. Where does this leave our young people in the future, asks Shehara Farik?  

The suburb at the crossroads of Auckland’s future

Mt Albert is a town at a crossroads. The pressures of growth are set to radically reshape the area, but so far change has left some of its residents and business owners pining for the past. Hayden Donnell travels to the suburb to talk to locals about the way forward.

A tribute to the pie shop that saved my terrible soul

Muzza’s Pies is a beloved Mt Albert institution, responsible for curing a million hangovers. Alex Casey pays tribute to the shop that got her through her teenage years.

Auckland Archive

Transforming Mt Albert: how trains will change everything

Mt Albert is on the verge of a transformation. Josie Adams gives a roadmap for how to change Auckland’s second-oldest suburb without ruining it in the process.

How a suburb gets made: The history of Mt Albert in 10 moments

We're on the record praising the virtues of Mt Albert, but how did it get to where it is today?

When ‘co-living housing’ is just a fancy name for exploiting a crisis

Don't fall for the spin that presents this latest revision of a historical hostel building type as some kind of genuinely community-based housing

The insider’s guide to cycling Auckland’s inner west

Mt Albert isn’t exactly known as a cyclist’s paradise, but it has some good rides if you know where to look. Local rider Helen King shares her secrets to cycling in the suburb.

A beloved bike recycle co-op is closing down to make way for a car park

For anyone considering fixing up a bike, sourcing bike parts, or just has an interest in perusing a yard full of years' worth of trash-turned-treasure, now is your time.

Why Mt Albert is the best suburb in Auckland

Other suburbs have their appeal, but one rises above them all. Hayden Donnell argues Mt Albert is the best place to live in Auckland.

Pukekohe’s fertile land is being swallowed by urban sprawl

Will Pukekohe continue to be a food bowl for Auckland and New Zealand, or yet another victim of the Super City’s metropolitan sprawl?

We won’t let up: a youth climate activist on Auckland Council’s emergency call

This week's emergency declaration by Auckland Council is a welcome development in the fight to save the planet, says 17 year old Rebecca Kerr. But there's still so much to be done.

How the law stands in the way of Auckland combatting its climate emergency

Auckland Council declared a 'climate emergency' yesterday, but campaigners say there are legal impediments to it making truly impactful decisions.

A polite note to ute drivers screaming at cyclists to ‘Get off the road’

The bike-hating sticker owner underscores just what a nightmare it is to try to get around Auckland on a bicycle

Happy birthday Auckland Harbour Bridge! Here are your finest moments

The Auckland Harbour Bridge turns 60 today. Don Rowe revisits some of its finest moments to celebrate.

I survived the Waiheke ferry

A watery war zone has emerged in New Zealand's biggest city, with Waiheke-Auckland ferry cutbacks leaving abandoned souls desperate for home and hungry for retribution. Josie Adams risks everything.