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Berry Backs Government Against Nimbys

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:05 am | Affordable Auckland

Berry Backs Government Against Nimbys Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry is supporting the Government’s unusual step to join Auckland Council in fighting an attempt by residents in Three Kings to block a $1.2 billion development in the ... More >>

No Tolls on Existing Motorways

Friday, 29 January 2016, 10:09 am | Affordable Auckland

No Tolls on Existing Motorways Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has categorically ruled out any support for tolls on existing motorways. “Len Brown and Auckland Council have already burdened ratepayers with a transport levy that ... More >>

Affordable Auckland’s Rates Revamp

Friday, 22 January 2016, 9:35 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral & Albany candidate Stephen Berry has today announced a revamp of the ticket’s rates policy. “We have started the campaign with a commitment to keep rates increases below inflation. However with inflation levels at historic ... More >>

Advocates for the Poor Increase Poverty

Monday, 11 January 2016, 9:51 am | Affordable Auckland

Advocates for the Poor Increase Poverty Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry accepts that in Auckland, survival is becoming increasingly difficult for families on low incomes as housing and rental costs explode. “This is not the fault of landlords, ... More >>

Flower Show’s Hands in Your Pockets?

Monday, 28 December 2015, 12:41 pm | Affordable Auckland

Flower Show’s Hands in Your Pockets? Kate Hillier is one of the organisers of a new flower show to be held at Bastion Park in November 2016. She has approached the ATEED (Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development) CCO for funding for ... More >>

Goff Backs Kauri Bullies

Friday, 18 December 2015, 9:48 am | Affordable Auckland

The campaign by a Titirangi neighbourhood to prevent two landowners legally felling their own tree has got a boost after Auckland Mayoral candidate Phil Goff gave his support yesterday. Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry thinks it ... More >>

Voters Deserve Specifics on Rates

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10:48 am | Affordable Auckland

Voters Deserve Specifics on Rates With the addition of a sixth candidate to the Mayoral race, Affordable Auckland candidate Stephen Berry believes it is time some other candidates started offering specifics about how they will control rates increases. ... More >>

Bullies Threaten Titirangi Land-Owners

Friday, 11 December 2015, 10:00 am | Affordable Auckland

The owners of a Titirangi property at the centre of a controversy over cutting down a Kauri tree in March are again in the media after attempts to cut down the tree on Thursday have been thwarted by interference from neighbours and protestors. Affordable ... More >>

Cancel Comet Language Strategy

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:45 am | Affordable Auckland

CANCEL COMET LANGUAGE STRATEGY Affordable Auckland Mayoral and Albany candidate Stephen Berry says CCO COMET should be disbanded. “The Auckland Council’s foray into education costs ratepayers $580,000 annually and goes well outside the basic ... More >>

Housing Market a Regulatory Disaster

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:57 am | Affordable Auckland

“With Auckland’s housing market becoming an international sensation following the sale of a former state house hovel in Devonport for over $1 million, young people and low-income families are paying the price for the Council’s regulatory disaster,” ... More >>

Rubbish Polling Practice by NZ Herald

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:30 am | Affordable Auckland

On Friday, the New Zealand Herald started running a poll asking people to choose who they would like to be the next Mayor of Auckland on their website. Affordable Auckland candidate Stephen Berry is incredulous at the practises they have employed ... More >>

Berry 2nd in NBR Poll

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:55 am | Affordable Auckland

BERRY 2ND IN NBR POLL The National Business Review has been running a poll on its website which asked visitors “Which centre-right candidate would you support for Auckland Mayor?” Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry came second ... More >>

Is Goff Serious About Waste?

Monday, 23 November 2015, 8:48 am | Affordable Auckland

“It is great to hear Phil Goff talking about eliminating waste and duplication in his Mayoral campaign launch,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. “However I have to wonder whether this is meaningless pandering or is he ... More >>

Merit in Labour housing plan

Sunday, 8 November 2015, 10:58 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral and Albany candidate Stephen Berry finds the release of Labour’s policy to make housing cheaper through reforming planning rules refreshing saying, “When one looks passed the covert racism and socialist public works program, ... More >>

Watson wants problems not solutions

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 9:16 am | Affordable Auckland

WATSON WANTS PROBLEMS NOT SOLUTIONS Affordable Auckland Albany candidate Stephen Berry believes a decision by Auckland Council to limit consultation on the Oruarangi Rd Special Housing Area to landowners within the vicinity is entirely appropriate. ... More >>

Why can't they just do their jobs?

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:29 am | Affordable Auckland

“Spending $25,000 on an artificial beach pales in comparison to what it costs to run a Council committee meeting. At $20,000 an hour ratepayers expect to get value for money,” says Affordable Auckland Albany candidate Stephen Berry. “They didn’t ... More >>

First campaign video released

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 9:17 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral and Albany candidate Stephen Berry has released his first campaign video in which he talks about his vision for the running of Auckland Council. More >>

Boobs On Bikes Should Be Permitted

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:53 am | Affordable Auckland

Boobs On Bikes Should Be Permitted “Steve Crowe should be paying Bob McKroskie a commission for all the free publicity he has given for the Boobs on Bikes parade being held tomorrow,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral & Albany candidate Stephen ... More >>

Bold Approach Needed From Auckland's Next Mayor

Friday, 25 September 2015, 9:12 am | Affordable Auckland

“Aucklanders need more than platitudes and vague promises to fix things from their next Mayor,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry, in response to today’s candidacy announcement by Mark Thomas. “Residents want and deserve ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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