Now the dust is beginning to settle on the most famous USB stick in the history of the economy, it's worth looking at the key details and surprises in what would be a complete rewrite of Auckland's zoning rules. (There's more below too in the Hive News alert sent yesterday afternoon after I listened in to a Council briefing for media)
Finally. It's here.
After five years of submissions and debate and not a little finger-pointing and sabre-rattling, the Independent Hearings Panel's recommendations for the Auckland Unitary Plan will be revealed to the public shortly after midday today.
The Government sought to regain the political initiative yesterday after weeks of being on the back foot over housing, announcing a surprise 'big hairy target' of making New Zealand predator free by 2050.
The debate in the political economy is set to be dominated again this week by the Auckland housing supply outlook.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column in which I pray, along with the Reserve Bank and the Government, that the Unitary Plan now before the Auckland Council will not blow up in everyone's faces.