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Further pay rises at Council will enrage ratepayers

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 2:34 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Struggling ratepayers will be enraged by the massive pay cheques planned for Auckland’s politicians, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. More >>

Councillors choose rugby over ratepayers

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 11:05 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council has turned topsy-turvy with its vote to approve a $63 million bailout for Eden Park, including a $10 million no-strings-attached grant, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “Councillors ... More >>

Ratepayers and cats both in firing line under Pest Plan

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:01 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Yesterday’s passage of the Regional Pest Management Plan places significant financial risks onto ratepayers, due to the decision to manage faulty pet microchips ‘operationally’ . Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “The Council’s response ... More >>

National spineless and pathetic in Auckland elections

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 1:41 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The National Party is letting down Auckland ratepayers by not backing an alternative to the current Mayor or Councillors, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . More >>

Goff’s commitment to higher rates is a betrayal

Monday, 4 March 2019, 10:13 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Phil Goff’s decision to campaign for Auckland Mayor on 3.5 percent general rates increases ignores his woeful record on cutting waste and imposing targeted rates, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . More >>

Ratepayers Alliance responds to cut in Santa Parade funding

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 3:32 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

ATEED’s decision to pull funding for the Santa Parade while continuing to give ratepayer money to professional sports events shows just how out of whack the agency’s priorities are, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . More >>

Ratepayers ripped off by Auckland Transport’s Hollywood act

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:05 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Transport is trying to pull a Hollywood in justifying the outrageous $40,000 fee for Zoe Bell to appear in one of its social media videos says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . More >>

Tamihere’s candidacy welcome, but ratepayers want specifics

Monday, 28 January 2019, 9:38 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to the launch of John Tamihere’s mayoral campaign , Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says: More >>

$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 >>

 

 

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