Will Auckland be a major election issue?

Simon Wilson has an excellent article in “The Spinoff” about Auckland’s growth challenges and the apparent lack of interest from Central Government in talking about or tackling these major issues. Wilson really highlights that many of the issues facing Auckland have reached crisis point over the past couple of years: Because let’s call it straight: this city is on the edge of crisis.…
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Is Auckland too big?

[This was originally posted in unfinished form this morning. It has since been rewritten.]Is Auckland too big? Some people are asking that question. For instance, in a Twitter exchange a while back Radio New Zealand producer Tim Watkin stated:@pv_reynolds Patrick I thought you wanted people off the roads here!…
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Population Growth in 2016

Last week Statistics NZ released their latest detailed population estimates for the country and they show that Auckland is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. Population increased by an estimated 44,400 people, an annual increase of 2.8% making it the fastest growing region in NZ and of course Auckland already started with the largest base.…
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