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Links 1 through 10 of 134 by Peter Cresswell tagged Auckland

Rodney Hide’s super-sized city bureaucracy was sold on the basis of greater “efficiencies” for the bureaucrats, and greater cost-savings for rate-payers. Virtually the first statement by the verti...

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The Hauraki Gulf paradise of Great Barrier Island is mercifully free of possums.  That is to say, it was mercifully free of the pests … until now—until the arrival this week of an Auckland City...

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Once again, this National-led Government is on the move. Seizing the opportunity of Auckland’s new super-sized bureaucracy, Environment Minister Nick Smith has leapt into the public eye to announce h...

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It’s not just the city’s new super-bureaucracy that’s not going to be super. Have you seen their new logo? Just so you know (since you’d hardly guess otherwise) it’s supposed to be “a stylised pohutu...

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It comes as no surprise to me that "normal people" with no criminal record get into the drug scene. If BZP stayed legal we would have the time and resources to develop it into a safer, more user friendly substance. (Without the ghastly come down) This cou

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Anybody else here go to see the great New York Dolls show last night? Someone from 84 Tigers did:

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Rail religionists are crowing over the announcement that the rail line to Onehunga will be re-opened, thirty-four years after it closed due to lack of interest. LibertyScott has run the rule over the numbers, and he's worked out you're gonna be made to pa

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News that Auckland City Council want to ban cars from Queen St is just another chapter in a long story of unintended consequences.

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Arguably, the chief reason for rates to have escaped the leash is that councils were taken off the leash in the Local Government Act amendment five years back. As I said at the time, the idea that councils should be granted a "general power of competence"

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Claude Megson's Norris House, a 'two-zoned' house that was one of his own favourites. Plans below (upper floor at top, followed by lower ground, then main ground floor), an axonometric drawing at bottom -- for some goddamned reason Claude was an enthusias

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