Auckland

Begging for change: Why an inner-city ban on begging is all kinds of wrong

The Auckland Council is going to decide soon whether begging should be banned. There's a better approach, says Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly.

The Storm in the Port: Selling is losing

Mike Lee, councillor and former chair of the Auckland Regional Authority, explains why he thinks the Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett has got it wrong on a port sell-off – and why Mayor Phil Goff is an even bigger problem.

The Storm in the Port: Why a port sell-off would give Auckland momentum a chance

The Storm in the Port is a new series in which the key players in the debate over the future of the Auckland port put their cases. First up, Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett, who argues that selling it off could be one of the best things to happen to the city in a long time.