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Small Rally Doesn’t Paint Full Picture

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 8:14 pm | Affordable Auckland

“The Rates Rip-off Rally held today may have been small in number but it doesn’t accurately show the genuine anger ratepayers feel about being treated as a perpetual piggy bank by Auckland Council,” said centre-right Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry ... More >>

Rain or Shine – Rates Ripoff Rally is on!

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 11:32 am | Affordable Auckland

“With any luck the weather will hold, but the Rates Rip-off Rally will go on rain or shine,” says Auckland’s only centre-right mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. Rates Rip-off Rally will start at 1pm at Aotea Square for speeches before setting ... More >>

Freeze Council Pay Rises

Friday, 31 July 2015, 7:58 am | Affordable Auckland

Auckland’s only centre-right Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry says in light of massive rates increases it is inappropriate for the Mayor or any Councillors to be accepting a pay increase. “I propose that until such time as the Council passes a budget ... More >>

Rates Rally in the Works

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 10:16 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry is working with a group of concerned citizens to give Aucklanders the opportunity to convey exactly how they feel about their rates increase. “We are organising a rates rally which will take place at ... More >>

Labour’s Surname Campaign Disgusts

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 1:31 pm | Affordable Auckland

Labour’s Surname Campaign Disgusts “We are reaching a very sad point in New Zealand politics when the use of ethnic surnames becomes a tool for a political party to try to win votes,” says Affordable Auckland’s Mayoral and Albany candidate ... More >>

Auckland Council Study Busts Its Own Spin

Friday, 10 July 2015, 11:11 am | Affordable Auckland

“A new study by the Auckland Council shows Aucklanders don’t want what the council claims they look for in housing,” Affordable Auckland leader Stephen Berry says. The mayoral candidate is referring to a new report, The Housing We'd Choose, A Study ... More >>

ATEED Should Butt Out of Hobsonville Point

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 8:57 am | Affordable Auckland

ATEED Should Butt Out of Hobsonville Point Auckland Council’s economic arm ATEED wants half of a 20 ha section of land at Hobsonville Point put aside for the building of a film studio, putting itself offside with the Council’s property arm which ... More >>

Berry Begins Door-Knocking Campaign

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:27 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry is beginning a door-knocking campaign today to meet the voters of Albany ward. Berry announced he would be running for Mayor of Auckland several months ago but he is also standing for Council in the ward of ... More >>

Job Losses Predicted at Auckland Council

Friday, 26 June 2015, 7:38 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry predicts several job losses to occur at Auckland Council. “That’s eleven jobs to be precise, right about October 2016,” following the narrow passing of the Auckland Long Term Plan. More >>

Long Term Plan Must Be Stopped

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:40 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has today called on councillors to vote against the Long Term Plan. “The proposed rates increase in the plan is intolerable and will hurt all Aucklanders, whether property owners or renters.” More >>

Wayne And Watson Should Vote No

Monday, 22 June 2015, 8:53 pm | Affordable Auckland

Media speculation suggests the Council budget will pass with just eight votes in favour because several other Councillors are choosing to abstain. The names mentioned include Albany Councillors John Watson and Wayne Walker. Affordable Auckland’s ... More >>

Stephen Berry Speaking at Rates Meeting

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 11:11 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry will be participating in the Auckland Rates Increase Public Meeting on June 10. The candidate says he will be exposing Len Brown’s dirty practises during the Long Term Plan consultation process. ... More >>

Sell Auckland's Surplus Stadiums

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 9:50 am | Affordable Auckland

"Auckland has too many stadiums and the Auckland Council should look at selling some of them," Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry says. More >>

Open Letter to Len Brown

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 9:39 am | Affordable Auckland

Open Letter to Len Brown Dear Len, Following the vote by Auckland Council to impose a 4% Transport Levy on top of this year’s rates increase, the media has reported outrage by Auckland ratepayers, many of whom feel that while they may have been consulted ... More >>

Egotistical Politicians Pursue New Award

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:20 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry reckons it isn’t hard to discover a constant stream of projects wasting Auckland ratepayer’s money. The most recent one is the attempt to be awarded the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. “It is appropriate ... More >>

Art That Tries To Fund Itself

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:01 pm | Affordable Auckland

Art That Tries To Fund Itself This is a different tale of public art from Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. “I’m accustomed to commenting on Auckland Council wasting ratepayer money on public art because it is not the job of the Council ... More >>

What a Popping Waste of Money

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:06 pm | Affordable Auckland

“There’s something different in the water drunk by Waitemata Local Board resulting in a large waste of money,” says Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. “I’m still struggling to work out exactly what Pop is but it appears to be a bunch of artists ... More >>

National’s Housing Sideshow

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:40 am | Affordable Auckland

National’s Housing Sideshow “It’s sad that the National Government has taken the bait offered by its opponents and allowed itself to be distracted by sideshows over the issue of housing affordability,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate ... More >>

Walker Worries About Job

Friday, 15 May 2015, 12:43 pm | Affordable Auckland

“Albany Councillor Wayne Walker is terrified of losing his job next election following a voter backlash against the new transport levies which will see an average rates increase of 9.9%,” says Affordable Auckland Albany candidate Stephen Berry. “Now ... More >>

Ratepayer’s Revolt Imminent?

Friday, 8 May 2015, 3:15 pm | Affordable Auckland

Albert-Eden Councillor Christine Fletcher has warned Councillors they may face a ratepayer’s revolt if they increase general rates any further in today’s budget committee meeting. Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate finds that quite ironic ... More >>



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