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Mayor’s proposal points to new costs for Auckland ratepayers

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:12 pm | Cameron Brewer

“It’s encouraging that Auckland Mayor Len Brown is forecasting future debt down and is committed to containing rates increases, but Aucklanders need to keep an eye on future money grabs such as ongoing regulatory fee increases, targeted rates, and ... More >>

Time to focus on City Rail Link funding, not fast-tracking

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:00 pm | Cameron Brewer

When it comes to the City Rail Link every post has been promoted as a winning post. Auckland Mayor Len Brown is now celebrating a saving of $484m with the latest decision to scrap plans for a Newton station and reduce the number of trains. More >>

Cunliffe backtracks on Labour’s promised Super City overhall

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 4:51 pm | Cameron Brewer

Labour leader David Cunliffe’s tough talk today around future local government amalgamations does not hide the fact that Labour’s 2011 policies to overhaul Auckland’s “over centralised and corporatised super city” have all been dropped, infuriating ... More >>

Mayoral Office and gym wrong to make costly shift

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 5:55 pm | Cameron Brewer

After spending nearly $100,000 on refurbishing his Town Hall office, Auckland Mayor Len Brown and his 20 staff are now set to shift out – in a move set to cost ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, says Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer. More >>

Land supply issues and u-turn on business rating policy

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:04 pm | Cameron Brewer

Welcome to Auckland. It’s great to be here this morning at the New Zealand Council of Shopping Centres and Property Council’s 2014 Retail Conference aimed at investors, owners and managers of retail property. Recently we have seen some strong growth ... More >>

Council ignores public submission process

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 2:32 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says he is disappointed a majority of councillors this morning agreed to enable Auckland Transport to lift its parking prices for the likes of early-bird and long-term commuters in council’s four CBD parking buildings ... More >>

Watercare’s latest 23.5% fee hike set to scare the horses

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 11:26 am | Cameron Brewer

From tomorrow Watercare’s connection fee for new Auckland urban dwellings will rise by 23.5% from $9,775 to $12,075, which has already spooked the Minister for Housing, Property Council, and development sector. More >>

Len Brown strangely silent on America’s Cup

Monday, 16 June 2014, 1:14 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says it’s great news that the economic impact of the NRL Nines exceeded expectations, but while the Mayor is today talking up the ‘value of major events to this city,’ he remains strangely silent on Team New ... More >>

Mayor loses the plot with his latest light rail push

Sunday, 1 June 2014, 12:17 pm | Cameron Brewer

Three Auckland councillors say it’s a complete surprise that the Auckland Mayor is now actively pushing another costly rail project without any discussion with councillors nor is a Manukau light rail loop in any Auckland Transport or Auckland Council budget ... More >>

Ethnic Panel decision should not have been held in secret

Friday, 2 May 2014, 1:33 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer voiced objection at today’s Governing Body meeting against the motion that proposed that the “Recommendation for appointments to the Ethnic Peoples, Pacific Peoples and Seniors Advisory Panels” be held in ... More >>

Public lose interest in this council, 2016 to be a watershed

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:40 pm | Cameron Brewer

The second term Auckland Council is proving to be an interesting one and very different to the inaugural 2010 – 2013 Governing Body. We are currently going through a budget round to lock in where council’s $3b expenditure is directed for the forthcoming ... More >>

Huka Lodge not sold, sorry April Fool’s joke says councillor

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 1:57 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has unreservedly apologised for posting an April Fool’s Day joke on his Facebook page claiming he’d met this morning (April 1) with some new owners of the exclusive Taupo lodge which was completely untrue and ... More >>

Len Brown rolled on keeping key CCOs' Cultural Impact

Friday, 28 February 2014, 5:25 pm | Cameron Brewer

With public submissions closing on the draft Unitary Plan, Auckland Mayor Len Brown has been rolled by a majority of councillors over his insistence that key Council-Controlled Organisations Auckland Transport and Watercare not be allowed to independently submit ... More >>

Council needs to look at its own regime

Sunday, 23 February 2014, 10:32 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has released information he obtained under the Local Government Official Information & Meetings Act regarding Auckland Council’s much vaunted new Food Safety Bylaw which replaced seven different bylaws from the ... More >>

Emails reveal spin-doctors ordered the extra security guards

Sunday, 23 February 2014, 10:17 pm | Cameron Brewer

Emails reveal spin-doctors ordered the extra security guards for Len Brown despite his denials More >>

Mayor ignores ‘no CRL construction until funding’ directive

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:31 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has revealed that Mayor Len Brown’s plea to the Prime Minister to fast-track the City Rail Link before a project funding plan has even been tabled completely ignores an earlier agreement with Councillors. More >>

Mayor refuses to drop Living Wage despite councillors' vote

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:53 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillors Cameron Brewer and Dick Quax say that despite their successful amendment on 19 December to throw the Living Wage out of the council’s draft 2014/15 annual plan, the Mayor continues to defy the wish of a majority of councillors. More >>

Mayor breaches censure motion by secretly dropping policy st

Monday, 20 January 2014, 12:13 pm | Cameron Brewer

By informing the news media of his six priorities for 2014 before even telling councillors of his intentions, Auckland Mayor Len Brown is thumbing his nose at an important resolution agreed by all councillors when they censured him on 19 December, says ... More >>

Extra security costs a new reality at Auckland Council?

Sunday, 19 January 2014, 11:13 am | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer says ratepayers should be concerned at seeing a bevy of heavies shadowing the Mayor at the opening of the new Panmure Station yesterday. More >>

Council today confirms Brewer’s trip was in gift register

Sunday, 22 December 2013, 10:40 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Council Electoral Officer and Public Information Officer Bruce Thomas has confirmed with Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer today that while he did not file a full “Register of Members’ Interests” annual statement by 30 June 2012, Brewer’s ... More >>

 

 

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