The drab and depressing debacle on Albert St

The City Rail Link could have been an opportunity to rejuvenate one of Auckland's most unlovely thoroughfares. Instead, Albert St seems likely to end up looking even worse than before.

If you think Lime scooters are a safety menace, wait till you hear about cars

People are freaking out about the potential hazards of Lime e-scooters. Hayden Donnell asks whether we could apply these same standards to another type of vehicle causing even more harm.

Where are the women on the waterfront? The problem with ATC’s 2019 programme

Last week, Auckland Theatre Company announced their 2018/19 programme - a programme with a glaring lack of representation for women and new New Zealand work. James Wenley takes the programme to task.

Forget the waterfront stadium. What about a waterfront university?

The waterfront stadium debate bubbles up once every couple of months in Auckland. But why has the debate over a waterfront university never resurfaced?

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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.

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