Town centre upgrade causes debate on Auckland’s North Shore

A pine tree stands at the centre of a heated debate around pedestrian safety and main street car parking in a North Shore town centre. Kaipatiki Local Board voted on the “option one” design for a planned upgrade to Birkenhead’s town centre at a meeting on April 19. Option one …

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 …