The chief executive of NZ’s biggest water provider says Aucklanders’ charges will triple – unless the new Govt agrees to its bailout plan
Ayesha Verrall grew immensely as a politician in her first term in Parliament. Now she looks to expand from health to another hot button portfolio
If cost of living increases are hurting Auckland and Wellington, they can take some perverse consolation that other global cities are feeling the pain worse
A Government MP’s advice to Coast councils to taihoa on implementing environmental rules is getting a mixed reaction
An anti-pokie lobby group says 26 venue relocations over the past decade were unlawful
Ten months on from the January floods, a new grant is rolling out for badly damaged properties that can be feasibly made liveable again
Newsroom has obtained Internal Affairs’ painstakingly modelled 300-page infrastructure spending plan – but Whangārei’s mayor did his own costings.
Submissions on an emergency management law, and steady progress on a list of disaster priorities, see Auckland Council prepare for next time the rains fall
Auditor-General and local government concerned about planning challenge of Three Waters repeal
Comment: The chief executive is gone but why did Christchurch councillors back her for so long?
Repealing water reforms will be politically popular, but a challenge for councils confronting a yawning infrastructure deficit
Global credit rating agency warns of ‘an uncomfortable truth’ – that NZers will pay more for their Three Waters