I have bad news: Len made Auckland even more livable



I?m in denial right now. ?In spite of everything Auckland Council has done over the last few years to drag the city into debt, and regardless of the pointless rail system, the charges for spreading ashes, parking meters out as far as Pukekohe, the fact you have to ask up to 11 Iwi and Hapu if the paint you chose for your house is culturally ok, nor the fact that the tree the council said you cut down springs a greenie infestation and then you are not allowed to cut it down.

In spite of all that, Auckland climbed one spot on the ?most liveable city in the world? list. ?

Auckland continues to be identified as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Last week, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its report on 140 cities, and for the fifth year in a row Auckland has made it into the top 10. ?

This year, Auckland came in at number nine, moving up the ranks one spot from number 10 last year.

Melbourne, Australia, was crowned as the most liveable city in the world.

Australian cities Perth, Sydney and Adelaide also made it into the top 10.

Canadian cities were also well represented with Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary in 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.

At the other end of the scale, the least liveable cities in the world were found to be Libya, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh and Syria.

To obtain the ranking, the EIU scored 140 cities on 30 factors across five categories – safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and environment.

Mayor Len Brown said the latest lift in Auckland’s liveability ratings was an indication things were on the right track, but also a reminder there was a lot more to be done.

Hey, maybe we’d get bonus points if we could get rid of the dud Mayor and his wastrel council and fellow back-slappers…I reckon we’d rocket up the charts then.


– A newspaper