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19 Oct 18, 5:00am
Consortium of Auckland businesses pushes for the opportunity to manage the development of a waterfront stadium & redevelopment of Eden Park
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20 Aug 18, 8:41am
NZ Initiative's Natanael Rother says decentralisation has fostered an ever-prosperous Switzerland
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18 Aug 18, 9:06am
Augustine Lau's ex-partner sentenced for ignoring enforcement orders issued over sewage and asbestos contamination at crowded rental properties 
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24 Jul 18, 1:31pm
A decade after the Shand Inquiry, the Finance Minister has asked the Productivity Commission to take another look at local government spending
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28 Jun 18, 12:23pm
Auckland Council says it has spent more than $1m on legal proceedings against property developer/manager Augustine Lau and has only been awarded $407k in costs and fines
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15 Jun 18, 12:40pm
Report highlights 'considerable risks' of trying to get light rail from Auckland's CBD to airport in time for 2021 America's Cup & APEC Summit
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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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30 May 18, 8:31am
NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton highlights the risk ratepayers have if local Councils get into financial trouble and says we all need to keep an eye on whether Council debt-funded projects make sense
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11 May 18, 1:44pm
Central govt asks Productivity Commission to probe local govt funding; acknowledges some of the councils facing the biggest cost increases have shrinking rating bases
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26 Apr 18, 9:02am
Phils Twyford & Goff unveil $28 bln decade long Auckland transport plan including light rail, Penlink & Mill Rd, heavy rail & bus upgrades, safety improvements, plus more dedicated cycle lanes
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16 Mar 18, 9:55am
Tamaki Redevelopment Company seeking 'lead arranger bank' as it looks to borrow up to $330 million
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26 Nov 17, 6:51am
Ahead of the Government's new Tax Working Group, David Chaston casts a broad historical eye over NZ tax and how it's paid
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8 Oct 17, 6:02am
The Spinoff's Simon Wilson looks at where Phil Goff & Auckland are at a year into his mayoralty and finds the city needs money, and lots of it
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17 Jun 17, 8:18am
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff calls for the introduction of a building warranty or insurance scheme to avoid ratepayers forking out another $600m in a leaky homes saga; Govt to release paper on this soon
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16 Jun 17, 10:32am
The Spinoff's Simon Wilson makes some suggestions on how to free Auckland's roads and free the city from transport gridlock
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15 Mar 17, 8:01am
Councils facing debt covenant headwinds faced with finding new revenue streams or increasing rates. But will today's ratepayers be happy funding the next generation's infrastructure costs?
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14 Mar 17, 5:09pm
Govt open to using $1bn Housing Infrastructure Fund differently to get around council debt concerns, not keen on sharing GST
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14 Mar 17, 12:34pm
Local Government NZ highlights housing and tourism infrastructure spending pressures, wants a slice of the GST revenue brought in from tourists
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23 Jan 17, 2:01pm
ACT Leader David Seymour says urban planning laws must change for housing affordability to be improved, advocates sharing central government revenue with councils
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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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