Todd looks at the biggest issues facing our biggest city - including Auckland Council selling the Downtown carpark to Precinct Properties, despite a last-minute flurry of opposition and threat to sue.
So what's planned for the site? Mayor Wayne Brown has taken a trip to India, against official advice, and one to Melbourne that his own councilors didn't know about. And how much of a blow to the city is the loss of the Sail GP series?
Todd Niall is Stuff's Senior Auckland Affairs Journalist