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.
It's a New Zealand stalwart, but does anybody have the guts to rank the rides at Rainbow's End? Fully grown man Sam Brooks does.
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.
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.
Forget the cliches of women in top hats and bustiers singing tired songs about heartbreak. Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season is full of energy, emotion, feminism and mischief, writes Sam Brooks.
Maraea Rakuraku is an award-winning playwright whose latest work is being presented in Te Pou's Kōanga Festival in September. Sam Brooks talked to her about history, playwriting and cultural commentary.
The radical reimagining of the suffragette movement, That Bloody Woman, is back for Auckland Live’s International Cabaret Season. Alex Casey spoke to Esther Stephens about her role as Kate Sheppard – and how, this year, Sheppard's fight is more relevant than ever
Jacinda Tsunami? Labour leader Jacinda Ardern visited Mangere and Otara on Saturday. Simon Wilson went along to see how big the wind is really blowing.