Navigation for Insight

ak gov key brownAuckland 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