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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 >>

ATEED schmooze media, superyacht owners at tennis

Monday, 12 March 2018, 10:09 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that ATEED hosted 76 ‘stakeholders’ at the 2018 ASB Classic. The high-flying guests were given free tickets, and across 10 days were wined and dined by 18 ATEED staff on the taxpayer dollar. Ratepayers’ ... More >>

ATEED don’t need a $3.2 million office fit-out

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 6:48 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance says that ATEED’s planned $3.2 million fit-out of their new office offers terrible value for money and shows Mayor Phil Goff is failing to curb the Council’s wasteful spending habits. Ratepayers’ Alliance ... More >>

ATEED don’t need a $3.2 million office fit-out

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 5:28 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance says that ATEED’s planned $3.2 million fit-out of their new office offers terrible value for money and shows Mayor Phil Goff is failing to curb the Council’s wasteful spending habits. Ratepayers’ Alliance ... More >>

Ratepayers paying for promotion of sex parties

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:06 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is asking questions about ATEED’s sponsorship of Pride Festival events like KIWIFIST 2018 . More >>

Goff’s budget immoral and a breach of election promise

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 2:14 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to the Auckland Council’s proposed 10-year budget (Long Term Plan) Jo Holmes, spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance : More >>

Are Auckland Councillors scared of ratepayers?

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:28 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Councillors have voted to prevent ratepayers and members of the public giving their views to councillors at public hearings on the Council’s proposed Long-Term Plan and ten-year budget. More >>

Ratepayers applaud cancelling business class entitlement

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 4:07 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

“Auckland Council’s 7,000 bureaucrats don’t need to live the high life in business class when travelling economy will do,” says Jo Holmes from the Ratepayers’ Alliance. More >>

Goff should vow to halve the $46m communications staff bill

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 11:50 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Goff should vow to halve the $46m communications staff bill 28 October 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

ARA launches fuel petition: Hands off our petrol money

Friday, 27 October 2017, 3:17 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance has launched a petition calling on the Government to scrap plans to siphon fuel tax money from roads into other areas of spending such as trams and cycleways. More >>

One year of Mayor Goff - Will he keep his rates promise?

Monday, 16 October 2017, 3:25 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Today marks one year since Phil Goff was elected to the mayoralty of the Auckland Super City. Jo Holmes, Spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance reflects on whether Mr Goff has delivered on his promises made to Aucklanders: More >>

Auckland Council’s rates the second highest in New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:31 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council has been caught out providing false information regarding the average rates paid by Auckland households, with revised figures showing that Aucklanders pay the second highest rates in New Zealand. More >>

Council's disgraceful wage bill shows lack of leadership

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 11:16 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council’s failure to adhere to its own wage budget has seen the payroll bill blow out to $853 million in the last financial year and Auckland ratepayers now paying 6% more this year for Council salaries. A staggering 52% of rates are ... More >>

Decision on race based seats should be referendum

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:43 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Any decision to change the makeup of Auckland Council should be put to the people as a referendum, says the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance. More >>

 

 

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