Seven car parks are worth more than $1 million say business owners on Auckland’s North Shore

Business owners in Auckland’s North Shore would rather turn away Birkenhead’s $1 million upgrade, than lose seven car parks. Kaipatiki Local Board voted on a design for the Birkenhead’s Highbury Corner upgrades at the April 19 board meeting. The contentious plans to upgrade the area around the main roundabout, will …

Panoramic viewing platform opens in Birkenhead

Construction has finished on the split-level viewing platform in the heart of North Shore’s Birkenhead, offering panoramic views of Le Roys Bush, Auckland City, and Rangitoto. Kaimataara ō Wai Manawa held an opening event on September 3, which drew in a large crowd of local board members, councillors and community …

Birkenhead wharf bike shed cost $60K has gone

A bike shed on Birkenhead wharf on Auckland’s North Shore which cost $60,000 to build only three years ago has already been removed. Soon after it was built, a petition found it obstructed fisherman, impeded views of the harbour and there had been inadequate community consultation prior to its construction. …

Cycleway will affect carparks on Queen St

A proposed cycleway through Northcote’s Queen St is dividing residents. Auckland Transport says their 5.2 kilometre Northcote Safe Cycle Route will encourage more cycling. But Auckland Transport’s plans would remove off-street parking from significant portions of the route between Northcote Point and Smales Farm, including Queen St. Queen St resident …

Contractor ‘placing lives at risk’

Residents angered by a 45-bedroom boarding house in Birkenhead claim developers started construction illegally and are “placing people’s lives at risk”. And Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman has publicly criticised the developers and the Auckland Council, saying the public should have been told. Around 45 people turned up at Birkenhead Library …