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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 >>

Toll Referendum a Waste of Money

Friday, 7 November 2014, 10:38 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry says proposals for a public referendum on road tolls and a regional fuel tax would be a complete waste of money. “The Len Brown-nosing Council’s spending is already far out of control. Funding a referendum on tolling ... More >>

Brown Blindsides Ratepayers Over Rates

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 8:51 am | Affordable Auckland

“While I agree with Len Brown regarding how unfair it is that local government is currently funded by a property tax, it is clear the Mayor is simply raising this issue to blindside ratepayers over the real problem. That is his excessive and damaging ... More >>

Who Are Len’s Donors?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 2:57 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry reckons, “Following David Cunliffe’s admission that he filtered donations for his leadership campaign through a secret trust, I believe it is timely for another Labour party member to declare who made ... More >>

Former Mayor Plays Pork Barrel Politics

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 9:29 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry has accused former North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams of playing pork-barrel politics following comments today that North Shore is being “short-changed” by events following the North Shore’s amalgamation ... More >>

Democracy Lacking at Auckland Council

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 4:37 pm | Affordable Auckland

Auckland resident Rick Splinter has had his request for speaking rights at the Governing Body meeting of 27 February 2014 declined. The request has been declined by Deputy Mayor, and Len Brown toady, Penny Hulse. More >>

Len Brown Supporters Play Dirty

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 10:27 am | Affordable Auckland

“As the campaign to make Len Brown resign gets hotter in the lead-up to the Len Brown Stand Down march, tactics employed by Brown supporters to derail the majority expressing their opinion are becoming dirty and underhanded,” says Affordable Auckland ... More >>

Len’s Days Are Numbered

Monday, 10 February 2014, 2:04 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry has begun a full time two week campaign to promote the Len Brown Stand Down March and is heartily encouraged by the feedback he is receiving from the residents and ratepayers of Auckland. “Will Ryan and I ... More >>

Money Laundering Complaint Welcomed

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 11:11 am | Affordable Auckland

“As the weeks go by, the entirely justified furore surrounding Len Brown’s mayoralty continues,” says Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry. “I welcome the police complaint filed Wednesday by activist Penny Bright against the mayor for alleged ... More >>

CCO Fights Beach Shortage

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 1:28 pm | Affordable Auckland

“Aucklanders finding themselves in a state of panic over the Auckland region’s catastrophic shortage of beaches will be overjoyed at a project by Waterfront Auckland to create an artificial beach,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. ... More >>

Auckland House Prices Reach New High

Sunday, 12 January 2014, 11:50 am | Affordable Auckland

News that the average house sale price in Auckland has topped $700,000, according to Barfoot & Thompson for the month of December 2013 comes as no surprise to Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. More >>

Time to Mothball Wynyard Quarter Tram

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 3:33 pm | Affordable Auckland

“I’m more horrified than surprised at plans by Auckland Council to extend the failed Wynyard Quarter tram service and connect it to Britomart,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. “The idea that because something has completely ... More >>

Auckland Transport’s Big Party

Monday, 11 November 2013, 1:11 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has today hit out at Auckland Transport for the One Team party held for employees and their guests at The Cloud on Saturday. “Ratepayers sent a very clear message in the election that they consider the responsible ... More >>

Berry Receives Bill for Leather Satchels

Friday, 1 November 2013, 2:28 pm | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has received a response to the Official Information Request he made on October 15 regarding the cost of leather satchels issued to elected members of Auckland’s council and local boards. More >>

Colin Craig Promises Land Grabs

Monday, 28 October 2013, 12:10 pm | Affordable Auckland

Press Release ISSUED BY AFFORDABLE AUCKLAND Colin Craig Promises Land Grabs “New Zealand’s political village idiot Colin Craig plans to surpass New Zealand First’s vote in the next election by putting forward even more extreme success-hating populist ... More >>

Mayor Brown’s Behaviour Inappropriate

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 8:57 am | Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry today said that Len Brown’s actions during his two year affair with Bev Chuang were inappropriate and unbecoming for a person his position. “Engaging in physical relations at your place of employment with ... More >>

Baubles of Office by Courier

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 12:36 pm | Affordable Auckland

“Elections have barely passed the stroke of midnight and already the Council machine has begun sending the baubles of office, by courier, out to new members of Auckland’s local boards,” reveals Affordable Auckland leader and former Mayoral candidate ... More >>

Stephen Berrys Palino and Brown

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 8:51 am | Affordable Auckland

“If one were to believe the media-appointed front runners of the Auckland Mayoral elections, then rates increases are a certainty. The only difference between Palino and Brown is the level they want to increase rates. However, there is a credible ... More >>

The Affordable Auckland Voting Guide

Monday, 23 September 2013, 9:09 am | Affordable Auckland

Following advice issued by Auckland Unions on which candidates to vote for if you want increased rates, debt and an unproductive port, Affordable Auckland is issuing its own guide to how voters should vote if they want lower rates, less borrowing ... More >>



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