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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 >>

Hulse Calls for Cross Party Accord on Housing

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:44 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry says Penny Hulse’s call for a cross party housing accord should be ignored. “This call is simple grandstanding from another politician thinking about their own Mayoral candidacy. The current housing ... More >>

Affordable Auckland Exploratory Committee Tomorrow

Friday, 10 April 2015, 9:52 am | Affordable Auckland

A little under two years ago, Affordable City, New Zealand’s first nationwide local body political party was born out of a meeting of people concerned about the growth of Council power, in a bar in Mt. Eden.. Affordable City went on to field 11 candidates ... More >>

Council’s Housing Strategy a Failure

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 8:56 am | Affordable Auckland

“Len Brown’s admission that only 170 homes have been built in Special Housing Areas since he was elected Mayor proves the Council’s housing strategy is a total failure, “says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. “Over thirty suburbs ... More >>

Vacancies on Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 2:12 pm | Affordable Auckland

There are now two vacancies on the Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel following the resignation of a second member;Kafeba Pergoleze Alvis Mundele. Stephen Berry of the Affordable Auckland group is keenly watching the situations vacant section of his ... More >>

Toward An Affordable Auckland

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 9:10 pm | Affordable Auckland

Stephen Berry is hosting an exploratory committee for the 2016 Auckland local body elections. This is an evening for bringing together those who are interested in the creation of an alternative local body election ticket. It will be held on April 11 ... More >>

Advisory Board Chairman Quits

Friday, 20 March 2015, 10:15 pm | Affordable Auckland

“The resignation of Feroz Ali from the Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel confirms that these boards are a total waste of money,” says Stephen Berry. The Affordable Auckland leader says the constant barrage of scandals and disasters coming from Auckland ... More >>

Liquor Laws Ok as They Are

Friday, 20 March 2015, 10:14 pm | Affordable Auckland

“Further reductions in the hours liquor can be sold from off-licenses will only increase inconvenience and will not reduce harm,” says Stephen Berry of Affordable Auckland. “I call on the Council to ignore any proposals to reduce the hours of ... More >>

Review Council Advisory Groups

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:55 pm | Affordable Auckland

As yet another Council advisory group looks set to be created by Auckland council, following a vote by the Community Development and Safety Committee to establish a Rainbow Advisory group, Stephen Berry of Affordable Auckland says its time to review ... More >>

Will a Real Mayoral Candidate Please Stand up

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:02 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry believes Auckland has a bleak future ahead if the names put forward repeatedly by the New Zealand Herald are all there will be to choose from. “At the moment the only names being mentioned look like an audition ... More >>

Plastic Bag Ban Proposed

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 4:00 pm | Affordable Auckland

Auckland Council’s Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee today unanimously moved to “Support making Auckland plastic bag free.” Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry is totally opposed to the proposal, labelling it “enviro-fascism.” More >>

Kauri’s Fate Up to Owner

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 3:59 pm | Affordable Auckland

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY AFFORDABLE AUCKLAND PROPERTY RIGHTS Kauri’s Fate Up to Owner Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry has come out in support of the property owners embroiled in a dispute over the felling of a Kauri tree on their property ... More >>

Scrap Auckland’s Ambassador to London

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:48 am | Affordable Auckland

Press Release ISSUED BY AFFORDABLE AUCKLAND Scrap Auckland’s Ambassador to London “Len Brown’s feet are getting too big for his boots if he is supportive of paying for a $220,000 Auckland Ambassador to London,” says Affordable Auckland Leader ... More >>

Council to Blame for Housing Un-affordability

Monday, 19 January 2015, 7:04 pm | Affordable Auckland

“The incompetence of Auckland Council is leaving the battered dreams of thousands of young Aucklanders in its wake as Auckland is today labelled the ninth least affordable city in the world to live,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. More >>

Hand’s Off Our Cash Sky City!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 8:41 am | Affordable Auckland

“Not one single cent of taxpayer or ratepayer money should be funnelled into the pockets of corporates to fund a convention centre,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. “A deal has been made by Sky City with the Government. If one side ... More >>



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