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Transition Agency Head Says Redundancies Likely

Transition Agency Head Says Redundancies Likely
Auckland, May 22 NZPA - The man chosen to head the agency set up to manage Auckland's transition to a super city structure says there will be redundancies among local government workers in the city.

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions

Agency Urged Not To Override Democratic Council Decisions
Auckland, May 22 NZPA - Local Government New Zealand says the newly-appointed Auckland transition agency must ensure it doesn't override decisions from democratically-elected councils.

Issue Over Leadership Caused Super City Agency Delay - Key

Issue Over Leadership Caused Super City Agency Delay - Key
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The delay in naming the agency to oversee Auckland's Super City transition was caused by the Cabinet wanting to ensure it is chaired by a person with the appropriate leadership skills, Prime Minister John Key says.

Transition Agency Board Announcement Delayed

Wellington, May 18 NZPA - It will probably be another week before Cabinet decides who will run the Auckland council transition agency, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Key Says Widespread Support Over Supercity Debate On The Detail

Key Says Widespread Support Over Supercity Debate On The Detail
Wellington, April 27 NZPA - There is widespread consensus on the major issues concerning Auckland into a single united council, but debate still to be had around the detail, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Hide Rules Out Referendum On 'Super City' Proposals

Hide Rules Out Referendum On 'Super City' Proposals
Wellington, April 24 NZPA - Local Government Minister Rodney Hide wants Aucklanders to have "maximum input" into the Government's super city proposals but he has ruled out holding a referendum.

Government Should Give Aucklanders A Chance To Have Their Say

Government Should Give Aucklanders A Chance To Have Their Say
Wellington, April 24 NZPA - The Government should hold a referendum to find out what Aucklanders think about the proposed super city before making them pay for changes, Labour says.

Super Port For Super City

Super Port For Super City
Wellington, April 23 NZPA - Ports of Auckland does not favour an iconic convention centre on its Bledisloe container terminal but it may vacate Queens Wharf at the bottom of Queen Street earlier than so far signalled.

Motorway Tunnel Re-Assessment No Surprise

Motorway Tunnel Re-Assessment No Surprise
Wellington, Jan 30 NZPA - A call to investigate alternatives to a tunnel system on Auckland's Waterview Connection roading project has come as no surprise to Auckland city leaders.

Proposed $600m Auckland Development Scuttled

Proposed $600m Auckland Development Scuttled
Wellington, Nov 11 NZPA - A proposed $600 million inner-city Auckland development project has been scuttled. Westpac had called a halt to funding the 20-building, 2.9ha Rhubarb Lane project, The New Zealand Herald reported today.

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