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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 >>

Browns Dirty Rotten Trick

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 9:34 am | Affordable Auckland

Browns Dirty Rotten Trick “Many of us were surprised today when we saw the 9.5% rates increase figure splashed across the front of the newspapers, but in hindsight it is easy to see the path of Len Brown’s dirty rotten trick.” Affordable Auckland ... More >>

De Boer Opposes Auckland Transport ‘Bullying’

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:12 am | Affordable Auckland

Dirk de Boer has announced his candidacy for the ward of Manukau by voicing his concern at the treatment of Manukau residents Yiannis and Eva Koumaki. The twenty year old Affordable Auckland candidate says the manner in which Auckland Transport ... More >>

Council Blackmails Government

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 10:33 am | Affordable Auckland

“Auckland Councils attempt to block the creation of three Special Housing Areas can only be described as blackmail and the government should start playing hardball,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. More >>

Home Start Grant Worthless

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:19 am | Affordable Auckland

“As predicted, the Home Start grant has become worthless in Auckland just one month after starting in April,” says Affordable Auckland mayoral candidate Stephen Berry. The Home Start Grant provides up to $20,000 in funding to couples wishing to purchase ... More >>

Len Brown up to More Tricks

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:07 am | Affordable Auckland

Len Brown up to More Tricks “It seems Len Brown has saved his biggest dirty trick for yesterday’s Governing Body meeting with his proposal to add a 2% transport levy on top of the crippling rates increases already inflicted on Aucklanders,” ... More >>

Rainbow Panel Opponent to Apply for Position

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:34 am | Affordable Auckland

Rainbow Panel Opponent to Apply for Position At its Governing Body meeting today, Auckland Council voted for the creation of a Rainbow Advisory Panel which supporters say will enable GLBTI people to have their voices heard by the Council. It will cost ... More >>

$190m Maori Board Wishlist Opposed

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 9:36 am | Affordable Auckland

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is currently considering an Independent Maori Statutory Board wishlist totalling $190 million of spending over the next ten years. The Mayor will give Auckland Council his thinking on the city’s budget on Thursday. At this ... More >>

Overseas Advertisement a Symptom

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:59 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry believes that while an overseas advertisement promoting investing in Auckland’s housing market is offensive, Aucklanders should be directing their anger at their own Council and Government. “This advertisement ... More >>



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