Tough question, there has been a lot of major news events recently (e.g. marriage equality in Ireland and U.S., New Horizons passing Pluto, disastrous SERCO management of Mt Eden).
I think the one that will have the largest impact is the passing of the Auckland Councils 10year budget. While not necessarily the most gripping news event, it does signal a major step forward for Auckland. We now have a plan and funding to support it.
There is obviously the issues with rates rises (in my opinion caused by a flawed system) but overall the budget is good news for Auckland. Massive investment in transport is critical to unlocking the city’s potential.
– Damian Light, United Future