How Auckland city operates as well as details on rates increases, debt and savings, are now available online. Auckland Council says it has launched a new section on its website which aims to improve transparency and provide faster, more accurate information to the public. The beleaguered NewCore IT project and contracts worth more than $100,000, are among the first updates to be published there. Chief executive Stephen Town says it aims to strengthen the trust Aucklanders have in the council. Go to tinyurl.com/ MoreAboutAucklandCouncil for more details.