13 May 2024

Around the motu: Amy Williams in Auckland

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 13 May 2024

RNZ's Auckland correspondent Amy Williams joins Kathryn to talk about Ponsonby Road businesses looking to fund extra security guards in the wake of a fatal shooting.

With the Viaduct bridge out of action, Eke Panuku is trialing a free ferry -  but will that placate businesses who say a lack of foot traffic is crippling them? And could a gondola link between Botany and Auckland Airport really get off the ground?

A pedestrian bridge that links Auckland's Viaduct to a strip of waterfront restaurants is broken and stuck in the up position.

The Viaduct's bridge to nowhere. Will a free ferry help? Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi