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$175,000 tennis splurge a backspin on ratepayers

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:19 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

MEDIA RELEASE ATEED’s $175,000 tennis splurge a backspin on ratepayers 15 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Cycleways are a waste of ratepayers’ money

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:30 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

“Only Auckland Council could spend $600,000 and not know, or apparently care, whether the money spent is achieving anything” says Jo Holmes from the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance, reacting to news that no one knows whether its contracted ... More >>

Council must abandon foolish effort to compete with Uber

Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:07 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling on Mayor Phil Goff to pull the plug on AT Metro and prevent further harm to ratepayers and taxpayers. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokeswoman Jo Holmes says, “ As we said back in January , AT Metro is unlikely ... More >>

Why are ratepayers funding Tinder for old folks?

Monday, 19 November 2018, 12:42 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Why are ratepayers funding Tinder for old folks? 19 NOVEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is swiping left on Orakei Local Board’s decision to grant $2,000 to educational programmes including an “ online dating workshop ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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