Insight for Sunday 26 May 2013
Auckland Council and the Government are at a crucial point in their almost three year old relationship.
The Government amalgamated Auckland's eight local bodies to speed-up how the big issues facing New Zealand’s largest city are tackled.
But having created a political body second-only to Parliament, is the Government now getting in its way?
Radio New Zealand's Auckland Correspondent, Todd Niall, looks behind the photo-opportunity handshakes, at the state of the relationship between the country's two biggest political bodies.
Image: John Key and Len Brown opening the new wharf and ferry service between the CBD, Beach Haven, and the Government's flagship housing development at Hobsonville Point