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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 >>

Rates money is for Denise Lee to be a councillor

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 1:00 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Rates money is for Denise Lee to be a councillor, not to stand for Parliament 20 AUGUST 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Auckland Traffic Stalls as Auckland Transport Buys Tapware

Monday, 7 August 2017, 9:56 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

2 AUGUST 2017 - Phil Goff’s efforts to save money at Auckland Council are clearly coming to nothing, with the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance revealing today that Auckland Transport is sparing no expense in its new office headquarters. More >>

Council's transport spending to fall by 46% in 2018

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 9:01 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Despite the higher rates, Auckland Council is slashing its spend on transport, with a projected fall of 46% in 2018 and other years in the next decade forecast to see the Council spend one-third less than current transport spending. The modelling is ... More >>

Ratepayers have had a bellyful of seeing their money wasted

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:35 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council’s $15,000 invitation only ‘Pacific lunch’ suggests the culture of waste and entitlement hasn’t changed under new Mayor, Phil Goff. The lunch, apparently for the purposes of consultation, saw ratepayers cover $250 per attendee, ... More >>

Phil Goff refuses to release legal advice

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:14 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is seeking an urgent review of Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s withholding of legal advice that he claims justifies the Council’s legal position in relation to its accommodation sector targeted rate. Jo Holmes, ... More >>

Council's ‘Reo Uplift Initiative’ cost claim is inconsistent

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 2:35 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council’s claims in media that changes to make its Albert Street HQ lifts speak Te Reo cost only $700, are totally inconsistent with earlier correspondence from the Council released under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings ... More >>

Road tolls risk being Council cash cow

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:45 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance says that the anticipated announcement this week by the Government giving the green light to road tolls in Auckland should be focused solely on managing demand and be revenue neutral for central and local government. More >>

Auckland Council Wastes Thousands Paying For Elevators

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:14 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council Wastes Thousands Paying For Elevators To Announce Floor Numbers In Te Reo 5 JUNE 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that Auckland Council spent $6,200 of ratepayers’ money to bring in specialist ... More >>

Councillors break election promises – impose risky hotel tax

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 4:48 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to Auckland Council’s decision to impose a targeted rate on accommodation providers, Jo Holmes, spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance , says: More >>

Myers Park taniwha nearly half a million dollars

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 4:40 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance is slamming Auckland Council's cancelling of suburban art projects, as a result of a $110,000 cost blow-out of the Council's moving taniwha sculpture in the CBD. The project is set to now cost ratepayers $460,000. More >>

Councillors At Risk of Breaking Pre-Election Pledge on Rates

Monday, 8 May 2017, 4:56 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Mayor Phil Goff's revised proposal for a targeted rate on motels and hotels, expected to raise $17-18 million, is equivalent to a rates increase of 1.1% across the whole of Auckland, according to analysis by the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance. More >>

Māori Statutory Board’s $270k legal bill an abuse of process

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 3:54 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance says that the $273,431 legal bill for the Independent Māori Statutory Board ’s failed legal challenge of the Unitary Plan is an abuse of process and the rights of ratepayers. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Jo ... More >>

Ratepayers Tell Councillors to Stick to Pledges

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:40 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Submitting to Auckland Councillors yesterday, the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance, on behalf of its 16,000 members, said that those who vote for Phil Goff’s proposed Accommodation Targeted Rate would be in breach of their commitments to keep rate ... More >>

 

 

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