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Scrap the gardening grants for leafy-suburb property owners

Monday, 22 July 2019, 10:38 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Orakei Local Board’s grants distributed to help property owners prune their trees is a perfect example of wasteful spending, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Orakei Local Board has approved 15 “tree protection” grants since 2016, averaging ... More >>

“None of the above” most popular mayoral option

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:35 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance , the supercity’s largest ratepayer group, has today released the results of a survey of 2,200 of its members, with “none of the above” being by far the most preferred option for Mayor, ahead of John Tamihere ... More >>

Auckland Council chooses virtue signalling over services

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 2:23 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to Auckland Council’s unanimous declaration of a ‘climate emergency’, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jordan Williams says: “It’s no wonder Auckland Council’s finances have spiraled into debt. It’s lost sight of its core ... More >>

No “free” ride for ratepayers

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:08 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to Mayor Goff’s promise of “free” buses and trains for children on weekends, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesman Jordan Williams says: More >>

Blank cheque for CRL is punishing ratepayers

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:39 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Matching the Government dollar-for-dollar on City Rail Link cost blow-outs will drive Auckland ratepayers further into debt, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . More >>

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 >>

 

 

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