Gridlock out west – why more jobs could help
More jobs - as much as roading and transport improvements - are seen as the key to easing worsening traffic congestion in Auckland's north-west.
Auckland’s ‘Westies’ grow in sophistication
The stereotype of "Westies" as a tribe of uncouth, mullet-cut, black T-shirt-wearing, working-class, V8 drivers is taking a hammering from newcomers to Auckland's burgeoning north-western suburbs. The families who are moving into the new developments share the positive character traits of the people who settled the West.