Wildlife at home amid the urban sprawl
Innovative wetland area at Westgate a haven for endangered species. The people are coming - more than 100,000 of them to Auckland's north-west in the next 15 years. But so too are the native fish.
Westgate Town Park set to bloom in spring
Te Hauāuru, the new Westgate Town Park, is due to be completed by spring. Hawkins Construction has started work on the 1.1ha site, which is situated in the 24ha open space next to the Northwest Mall on the corner of Maki Street and Tawhia Drive.
Auckland ‘just completely changes’
Auckland's "economic power base" is set to shift as two massive developments - the $1.4b Waterview motorway connection and the multi-million dollar metropolitan expansion centred on Westgate - edge closer to completion.
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.