Len Brown

8 Jun 18, 2:49pm
The NZ Initiative's Sam Warburton says it's time to push back against a lack of evidence in local & central government policy making
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5 May 17, 8:34am
Auckland house price rises following Housing Accord to ‘boost supply’ means ‘10 steps back before a single step forward,’ Rodney Dickens says; Labour’s urban limit & infrastructure debt proposal “offers much more hope”
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8 Oct 16, 8:28am
Auckland's City Rail Link - a very expensive punt, or the city's key economic enabler? Gareth Vaughan wades through the Business Case
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14 Sep 16, 1:24pm
Government pledges taxpayers' money to fund half the cost of Auckland's estimated $2.8b to $3.4b City Rail Link
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19 Aug 16, 6:46pm
Auckland Council's 'decision version' of the Unitary Plan, including maps, notified and open to appeal through the court
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15 Aug 16, 3:19pm
Auckland Council says Unitary Plan to provide for more than 400,000 new homes to meet the demands of Auckland’s growth over the next 30 years
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4 Jul 16, 10:57am
Building Minister says Cabinet considering granting compulsory acquisition powers for Urban Development Authorities; initially says could be used to combat land-bankers, but then back-tracks; Reaction mixed
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11 May 16, 10:01am
Siah Hwee Ang says Auckland's relationship with Los Angeles and Guangzhou underlines how Auckland is fast becoming an innovation hub of the Asia-Pacific and a truly global city
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8 Apr 16, 5:03pm
Auckland Council commissioned study considers moving Auckland's port to Muriwai, the Manukau Harbour or the Firth of Thames
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24 Feb 16, 8:08pm
Auckland Council decides to withdraw 'up-zoned' version of Unitary Plan from Independent Hearing Panel process; Councillors vote 13-8 to pull new 'denser' maps from Unitary Plan process; young renters pitted against old property owners in 6 hour meeting
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21 Dec 15, 1:02pm
The 2015 Interesties featuring John Key, Graeme Wheeler, Chinese property investors (or not), a boxing commenter, charts, ghost houses, a swearing economist, Mr O'Loan, immigrants, bubbles & plenty of disruption
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12 Dec 15, 5:02am
Phil Goff on addressing Auckland's housing shortage without upsetting the NIMBYs; getting cosy with the Government; giving Auckland Council more decision-making powers & implementing road tolls
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20 Aug 15, 10:20am
Finance Minister Bill English says 30yr infrastructure plan will include national data standards for roads, water & buildings; Sees more use of tolls
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22 Jul 15, 7:31am
Council re-submits Auckland Unitary Plan to Independent Hearings Plan with rules allowing higher density housing closer to CBD; includes removing rule banning redevelopment of all pre-1944 homes
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9 Jul 15, 7:33pm
Treasury looked at imposing 1% tax on capital value of Auckland rental property ahead of Budget 2015; also looked at mortgage interest levy and disallowing interest as a tax deduction for landlords
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3 Jul 15, 4:01pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Getting nervous in Auckland real estate land? Chinese shares down 27% in 3 weeks; The Smith & Brown housing show & more
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3 Jul 15, 3:07pm
Smith and Brown announce two new greenfield Special Housing Areas in South Auckland for up to 1,800 new homes as Auckland Council appears to end moratorium on new greenfield SHA consents
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7 May 15, 2:34pm
Auckland Council rubber stamps annual transport levy of $99 for residential ratepayers and $159 for business ratepayers
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6 May 15, 4:43pm
If it believes its own words the Government should be prepared to take centralised control of Auckland housing development
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30 Apr 15, 10:29am
Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils plans for motorway user charges and a $99-a-year ratepayer levy to pay for transport upgrades
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