Updates to various bylaws approved

Amendments to two bylaws have been approved by Auckland Council’s Governing Body. The amendments for the Stormwater Bylaw 2015 will come into effect on 30 May 2022 and amendments for the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaw 2015 will come into effect on 1 July...

Battle for Auckland over inner-city villas

With new Government policies around urban intensification set to come into play in August, the future of the streets of Auckland is at a crucial crossroads, Newsroom reports. Much of the debate around Auckland’s housing rule changes revolves around the value...

Theatre’s role in helping revitalise te reo Māori

The stage has an increasingly critical role in efforts to revitalise te reo Māori, reports Stuff, but more resource needs to be given to artists and arts organisations creating Māori theatre. The stage had an important role to play in te reo being verbalised and heard...

Manukau Harbour port idea gets another nudge

The contentious idea of building a new mega-port in Auckland’s Manukau Harbour has been given a further nudge in the Budget, Stuff reports. A bitterly-debated plan over whether, when and where to shift Auckland’s downtown port, has been idle since a concluding report...

For sale: 15 car parks in Auckland CBD

Fifteen freehold car parks are up for bulk sale in the Auckland CBD, Stuff reports, giving buyers the opportunity to snap up some under-rated, but prime, real estate. The separate title car parks are in the Farmers car park building on Hobson St and it is possible to...