this isn't about a political issue
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Auckland Council is going back to the drawing board after a majority of councillors scuttled housing density proposals in the city's leafy suburbs
Some good people were captured by the wrong lobbying. The loud voices of some suburbs who had been wound up to believe they had been "hugely up zoned" won the day and young people, community housing providers, urban designers, social workers, families, sustainability advocates and ordinary Aucklanders were drowned out of the debate
If it's hard enough to get doctors to work alongside me, it's going to be a devil of a job to get doctors to replace me.
allows Aucklanders to build more quality housing, up to three storeys in some areas close to town centres and along improving transport links
Chris Darby has become the latest councillor to have second thoughts about dramatic housing density plans in Auckland suburbs.
The North Shore councillor told the Herald he was "undecided" and that natural justice and opportunity for public participation by those affected were key issues for him.
Mr Darby and Whau councillor, Ross Clow, have indicated in the past 24 hours that they could vote with 11 councillors who want to dump a proposal to rezone thousands of homes for more intensive housing without consulting affected property owners.
Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century, I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany.
Watching Donald Trump's rise, I now understand.
We were invoiced for single rooms, that invoice was paid. Then I received an email saying there was a room change
One of the unions' big concerns is that Auckland Transport has recently awarded new contracts for all of Auckland's southern routes and NZ Bus has lost all of their work. Mr Froggatt said this will result in the loss of 250 jobs and the three new companies taking over pay less than at NZ bus.
To reduce the current working day from 13 hours to 12 hours
They want an additional 60 cents per hour or 2.95 per cent