Auckland news. Top stories, business, entertainment, national, health, politics, science and technology, and sports news from Auckland on 21 February 2017.
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Auckland stuff.co.nz
Mayor favours bus first, rail later for additional Auckland Harbour crossing
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff would prefer the city's second harbour crossing to be built with a busway instead of a rail line. Goff said the $4 billion tunnel under Auckland Harbour, planned for about 2030, should be built with a busway to begin with ...
Auckland housing taskforce meets for first timeRadio New Zealand
First Taskforce Meeting on Housing in AucklandIndian NewsLink
Phil Goff convenes taskforce to address 'severe difficulties' caused by Auckland housing shortageInterest.co.nz

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 20 Feb 2017 
Colour boost for Auckland's faded pink cycle path
New Zealand Herald
Auckland's $18 million pink cycleway will be getting a new layer of sun protection that will give its faded appearance a more durable colour boost. Just over a year on from when the Te Ara I Whiti [Lightpath] Cycleway was first opened its once vibrant ...

 20 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Truck crash injures one, causes traffic chaos south of Auckland
Stuff.co.nz
Auckland's southern motorway has been re-opened after a truck crash left one seriously injured and closed southbound lanes. The crash, south of Ramarama near the exit to Bombay, happened just after 11am on Monday. A St John Ambulance ...
Two-truck crash closes SH1 south of AucklandRadio New Zealand
Long delays on SH1 after truck crash south of AucklandTVNZ
SH1 closed southbound after RamaramaScoop.co.nz

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 20 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
House price expectations turn bearish, particularly in Auckland — ASB survey
New Zealand Herald
House price expectations have cooled - particularly in Auckland - and although now is still seen as a bad time to buy, it's not as bad as it has been according to the ASB Housing Confidence Survey out today. Fewer people are expecting house price ...
ASB says confidence in the housing market is falling, particularly in Auckland and the North IslandInterest.co.nz

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 20 Feb 2017 

OurAuckland
Are freedom campers coming to a park near you? Auckland identifies spots where tourists can stop for the night
TVNZ
... campers coming to a park near you? Auckland identifies spots where tourists can stop for the night. share. Source: 1 NEWS. Auckland Council has established 29 spots around the region where freedom campers will be encouraged to park up for the night.
Auckland tackles freedom camping issueScoop.co.nz (press release)

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 20 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Former scaffolder reaching new heights
Stuff.co.nz
He was one of the workmen who helped build Auckland's Sky Tower in the 90s. Two decades and three careers later Rob Kipa-Williams is reaching heights of a different kind. He has worked alongside Jason Statham in the upcoming Hollywood film Meg, ...

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 20 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Auckland's $11m cycleway connects cyclists in the west with the city
Stuff.co.nz
Opened in 2014, the $11 million urban cycleway is a link in Auckland city's cycleway loop, and is designed to improve access to the city for commuting cyclists from as far away as Henderson - nearly 20 kilometres west. In 2016 125,000 cyclists used the ...

 20 Feb 2017 
Tributes paid after Tongan King's mother passes away in Auckland
TVNZ
The Tongan King's mother Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho has passed away overnight in an Auckland hospital. Summary: Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho, 90, was brought to New Zealand last week with minor health issues. Source: Breakfast. 1 NEWS understands ...

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 20 Feb 2017 

Auckland stuff.co.nz
Auckland water treatment plant to be replaced
Auckland stuff.co.nz
The water treatment plant in Titirangi was built in 1929 and now needs replacing, Watercare says. The Auckland Council controlled organisation is now consulting on three options: replacing the current plant, building on adjacent land or building on a ...

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 20 Feb 2017 
Good Sorts: 'They've taken over my life' – the Auckland woman sharing the joy of butterflies
TVNZ
The gap between National and the centre left block of Labour and the Greens has tightened in the wake of John Key's departure as leader, according to the first major poll since his shock resignation.

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 19 Feb 2017 

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