Climbing the City Ranks

Auckland rises four places to rank at nine in Monocle’s annual list of “Top 25 Liveable Cities”. “What a difference a Rugby World Cup and a new political structure makes,” the magazine writes. “Aucklanders went all out for last year’s World Cup, embracing two new entertainment precincts close to downtown and tackling its inadequate public transport system with a raft of initiatives. Mayor Brown and his council have just approved the first Auckland Plan, which maps out the city’s development for the next 30 years. We wait with bated breath to see what the next year brings.”


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Jacinda Ardern Makes Annual Bloomberg 50 List

Jacinda Ardern Makes Annual Bloomberg 50 List

“New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern banned military-style semiautomatic and assault rifles six days after 51 people died in the worst mass shooting in the country’s modern history … and rallied…