Every weekday morning, a group of Auckland city commuters fight to claim one of 10 free car parks. How long can this ‘secret oasis’ last, asks The Spinoff. Auckland’s daily commuters deal with roads over-run with rules and regulations. They’re getting pushed out by parking meters and wardens, time restrictions, road works and road cones. So those in the know don’t want anyone else to know about those parks, and they don’t want Auckland Transport to wise up and start charging for them.