Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board members.

Board Mobilises Against Fast-Track Bill

The Aotea Great Barrier Local Board is gearing up to submit its concerns on the government’s controversial Fast-Track Approvals Bill, as part of the Auckland Council’s collective feedback. The bill, promising streamlined processes for significant infrastructure projects, has sparked debate…
Most will be familiar with this scene: a meeting that goes round and round on a topic – one that may not be important to the priorities of the company. People leave the meeting frustrated and unheard. And the whole experience is repeated the next time everyone meets.

How to Run an Actually Successful Hui

Aotea is a tapestry of vibrant threads from fiercely independent locals and mana whenua to tourists, communes, environmentalists to bach owners and everything in-between, each adding a unique hue to our community fabric. Authored by Katharina Naswall and Sanna Malinen,…

NZ Slides in Global Corruption Index

By Matevz (Matt) Raskovic, Auckland University of Technology In 2010, then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton famously described New Zealand as a country that “punches way above its weight”. She was referring to our role in international relations, global…