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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 >>

Affordable Auckland Will Abolish Corporate Welfare

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:16 am | Affordable Auckland

“The handing out of ratepayer’s dollars to business lobby groups is an insidious form of corporate welfare,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. “It is the buying off of opponents by Auckland Council and reeks of corruption. Affordable ... More >>

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:51 am | Affordable Auckland

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy “If the idea of banning vehicles from the Mt. Eden summit doesn’t sound crazy enough, then listening to the members of the Maunga Authority discuss the practicalities of such a move verges on lunacy.” ... More >>

Keep Vehicle Access to Mt Eden

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:01 am | Affordable Auckland

Keep Vehicle Access to Mt Eden Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has asked the Maunga Authority not to vote for a ban on vehicle access to Mt. Eden. “Such a ban will make this treasure inaccessible to Aucklanders with mobility issues, ... More >>

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Wastes Funding

Friday, 17 April 2015, 3:35 pm | Affordable Auckland

“Local boards around the city are quite rightly attacking Len Brown for cutting their funding to pay for his vanity projects, but when one looks at the activities of the Otara-Papatoetoe local board, I doubt ratepayers will get value for money ... More >>

Trespass Charge Against Kauri Protestor Welcomed

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 5:32 pm | Affordable Auckland

Trespass Charge Against Kauri Protestor Welcomed Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry welcomes the laying of a trespass charge against Michael Tavares, the man who spent 81 hours in a Kauri tree to prevent it being chopped down by its owner. ... More >>

Intervention Not the Solution to Housing Crisis

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 9:32 am | Affordable Auckland

Intervention Not the Solution to Housing Crisis “A thinly-veiled call by the Reserve Bank to examine the tax status of property investors is not the solution to fixing the housing hyperinflation crisis,” says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate ... More >>

 

 

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