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Cycleways are a waste of ratepayers’ money

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:48 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

A new Auckland Transport report says that over-estimated cycling demand led to poor investment decisions, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says “The data shows exactly what everyone in Auckland already ... More >>

Government should cancel Auckland fuel tax

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 12:05 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Prime Minister’s welcome acknowledgment that regional fuel taxes are too painful to spread outside of Auckland, should be taken to the next logical step says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance, which is calling on the Government to quash the ... More >>

Auckland Council congratulated for ‘success’ at waste awards

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 5:21 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

MEDIA RELEASE Auckland Council congratulated for ‘success’ at waste awards 10 OCTOBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Kama sutra funding typifies Local Board excesses

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:30 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Funding for kama sutra exemplifies some Local Boards’ frivolous approach to ratepayer money, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . More >>

Super-Sized Rates, Financing Costs For Super City

Sunday, 9 September 2018, 12:01 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Super-Sized Rates, Financing Costs For Super City Exposed In NZ League Tables 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No other council in the country spends as much as Auckland Council per ratepayer when it comes to servicing debt, according to Ratepayers’ ... More >>

Auckland Council should follow Parliament’s lead on pay

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:17 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Pay rates for Auckland Councillors, Local Board Members, and the Mayor should be frozen to reflect the level of pressure on ratepayers, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . “Members of Parliament have courageously admitted that they can’t ... More >>

ATEED gives away $18,900 worth of tickets

Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:36 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that ATEED gave away 60 tickets (worth $18,900*) to Adele concerts last year. Documents released under the LGOIMA show the Council received the tickets as part of their $100,000 sponsorship of the three concerts. ... More >>

Mayor disregards concerns of vulnerable Aucklanders

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 6:25 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Mayor disregards concerns of vulnerable Aucklanders 8 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phil Goff has shown extraordinary disregard for vulnerable families in delaying research on the effects of his regional fuel tax on the poorest Aucklanders, says the Auckland ... More >>

They spent WHAT on a mirror?!

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:03 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff needs to front up and explain how he can justify introducing new taxes and levies when the Council has $260,000 to spend on a 2.4-metre-diameter mirror to hang above a CBD street . More >>

Goff’s statue promotion a slap in the face

Monday, 16 July 2018, 3:00 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Mayor Phil Goff’s decision to fund a 50 metre statue is an insult to Aucklanders currently facing rate hikes and fuel taxes, says the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “Phil Goff justifies his fuel ... More >>

“Battlefield Guide” to the War on Auckland Council Waste

Friday, 6 July 2018, 12:29 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has today released The War on Council Waste: A battlefield guide , printing copies for its financial members, 20,000 supporters, and key stakeholders in the Super City. More >>

$91,000 spent to kill zero goats

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:13 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes responds to Auckland Council’s spend of $91,000 on a goat hunt that didn’t kill any goats : More >>

Councillors fail to hold Mayor to his promises

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:01 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Councillors who today passed the regional fuel tax failed should have instead held Phil Goff to his pre-election commitment to find 3-6% in savings in the Council budget, says the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance. More >>

Ratepayers’ Alliance responds to fuel tax vote

Monday, 30 April 2018, 2:58 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesman Jordan Williams says, “This is a punitive tax that would never have been necessary had Mayor Goff stuck to his promise of finding efficiencies in Council spending.” More >>

Aren’t Auckland motorists being punished enough, Phil?

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 12:31 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling phooey on Phil Goff’s claim in today’s NZ Herald that the Auckland Council Regional Fuel Tax is ‘necessary’, pointing out that if Mr Goff delivered the 3-6% efficiency he promised neither the national ... More >>

Phil Goff snubs ratepayers

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:45 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is appalled of today’s behaviour of Auckland Mayor Phil Goff in walking out of the Council Chamber just prior to New Zealand’s largest ratepayer group making its scheduled submission on the Mayor’s 10-year ... More >>

Hushed-up waste management plan will be challenged today

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:41 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has been overwhelmed with submissions against proposals in Auckland Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) to run private waste pickup operators out of the market in favour of an inefficient, ... More >>

Incredible response from Auckland ratepayers

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:37 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland ratepayers have submitted en masse to reject Phil Goff’s plan to hike rates and continue wasteful spending, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. The Alliance has gathered 3,851 public submissions to the Council in the 72 hours following ... More >>

Campaign Launched to Make Phil Goff Keep His Rates Promises

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:45 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has today launched a campaign to make Phil Goff and Auckland Council keep their promises on rates as they pass their 10-year budget . Ratepayers Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “Eighteen months ago, Aucklanders ... More >>

Heads should roll at Auckland Council for LGOIMA gaming

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:16 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance says the Mayor must act following today’s reports by Radio NZ’s Todd Niall that Auckland Council officials have been caught out in internal emails deliberately gaming official information laws to withhold information ... More >>

 

 

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