New Zealand's newest and fanciest KFC opened on Fort St in Auckland this week. Vocal KFC fan Madeleine Chapman was there to experience the magic.
It was another cold night in another cold community hall in Panmure and Chloe Swarbrick was still grinning. Simon Wilson reports on Maungakiekie, the electorate that will show whether Labour knows how to win.
Transport minister Simon Bridges says no instruction was given to transport officials to hide the business case for the proposed new highway from Auckland to Whangarei. Simon Wilson reviews the paper trail.
If bullshit and bluster could make the trains run, Northland would be full of railroads. Still, when politicians gathered in Whangarei on Monday night, they did have some good things to say, writes Simon Wilson, who was up on the stage alongside them.
There's a lot riding on the Epsom election, with four current MPs in the race and everything from glory to humiliation at stake - for the candidates and for their parties too. Simon Wilson went along to a debate.
When you work at New Zealand's largest decile one high school, you're confronted with the realities of child poverty on a daily basis. Teacher Sam Oldham writes from Manurewa.
Sometimes, the Auckland Council does some very good things. The new plan for the city centre and waterfront, says Simon Wilson, could just be one of them. Although it does have a few problems.
Winston Peters wants to move the cars from the Auckland waterfront to the port near Whangarei in just two years, and the whole container port within ten. Is he nuts? Simon Wilson reports.
Auckland's public transport renaissance reached a major milestone today with the announcement that 20 million trips were made on the rail network within a single year, almost double what it was just four years ago. To mark the occasion, Matt Lawrie of Greater Auckland looks back at how commuter train travel in the city was saved from the brink of extinction.