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Oceania Briefing

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Auckland has big ideas for New Zealand's first "Super City," Melbourne re-stocks its tree population and the Gold Coast's bikini-clad meter maids face extinction.

Aviation, Edward Blakely, Environment, Government, Tourism

Super city life

New Zealand [GOVERNMENT]

For decades, Auckland has been a study in squandered potential. Despite its attractive harbourside location and economic power as home to a third of New Zealand’s population, the city is better known for its clogged motorways, unreliable electricity supply and woeful urban planning, due mostly to its haphazard governance arrangements.

This will end in November, when greater Auckland’s eight, often bickering, territorial authorities will be amalgamated to create a “super city,” intended to provide the cohesi…


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