September 30, 2012, 11am PDT
After many, many, many failures-to-launch, Auckland may finally be taking its waterfront seriously. A series of articles in <em>The New Zealand Herald</em> explores the waterfront's disappointing past and promising future.
March 10, 2010, 6am PST
Already criticized for its sprawl, the largest city in New Zealand is putting on its game face as it prepares to host its largest sporting event ever - the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
May 5, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>In the mid-1980s New Zealand sold its national rail assets to private industry in hopes of developing a profitable, efficient rail network. With deteriorating infrastructure and a desire for greener transit, the government has decided to buy it back.</p>
March 5, 2008, 6am PST
<p>As commuters face delays and frustrations with aging infrastructure, the government in Auckland, New Zealand has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in its regional rail system.</p>
February 11, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Classified by Nicaragua's government as a "Autonomous Area", the town of Bluefields, population 50,000, has an official unemployment rate of 85%. The primary industry is finding abandoned bags of cocaine that drift in from the sea.</p>
July 13, 2006, 6am PDT
After touring Seaside, Florida, a New Zealand developer is taking inspiration back home and developing two master-planned communities with garden parks and communal areas. Plans are underway to bring New Urbanism to New Zealand.
December 5, 2005, 12pm PST
Over 100,000 people in 30 countries urges countries to combat global warming.
May 25, 2005, 8am PDT
While planners claim that protecting traditional retail centres will maintain vibrant local communities, places do not create communities -- people do.
March 20, 2005, 9am PST
John Roughan argues that precisely because of Auckland, New Zealand's natural beauty, it is the ideal place for urban sprawl.
November 30, 2004, 12pm PST
Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand is sprawling at a rapid rate.
September 21, 2004, 10am PDT
Tony Blair to urge U.S. to sign Kyoto Treaty.
June 20, 2004, 9am PDT
While Steven Ames was invited to create a plan for Auckland, numerous critics have attacked the Oregon-based planner, claiming "smart growth has failed."
November 4, 2003, 12pm PST
Local opposition to poorly designed apartments threatens the "compact city" growth strategy for Auckland region.