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SkyPath costs heading to ratepayers in secret.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:34 am | David Thornton

MEDIA RELEASE May 25th 2016 [statement from David Thornton] SkyPath costs heading to ratepayers in secret. This item has been deferred to the next Governing Body meeting in June ENDS More >>

SkyPath costs heading to ratepayers in secret.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:43 am | David Thornton

Exactly how much Auckland ratepayers are being stung for the SkyPath project is being discussed at the Town Hall today, in secret session. More >>

SuperCity planning and funding is leading to chaos.

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:40 am | David Thornton

With the Government and Opposition, both demanding the outward development of Auckland’s residential development, Auckland ratepayers are under threat. More >>

Auckland Council Supercity needs reform

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 10:12 am | David Thornton

In agreeing to look at North Rodney’s application to withdraw from Auckland Council, the Local Government Commission has thrown the doors wide open for a total re-appraisal of the governance, management and operation of the first ‘SuperCity’ in New Zealand. More >>

LGNZ Review is about more money for more spending

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 11:07 am | David Thornton

Few ratepayers object to the principal that all citizens should contribute to the cost of running their communities, and that those contributions should be within the ratepayers’ ability to pay. More >>

City Rail Link: ratepayers will face 10-20% rates increases

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 9:50 am | David Thornton

Today’s 10-year Budget debate at Auckland Council will startle ratepayers when they discover that their huge rates increases, following re-valuation, will see a reduction in service levels, and capital expenditure for suburban areas slashed to ... More >>

Comment on the notified Auckland Proposed Unitary Plan

Monday, 30 September 2013, 3:43 pm | David Thornton

The Proposed Unitary Plan has now been notified and contains many changes from the Draft Plan which caused outrage in many North Shore Communities, especially in Milford, Browns Bay, Sunnynook and down the Devonport and Bayswater peninsulas. More >>

Auckland: Local Income Tax to replace council rates?

Monday, 26 August 2013, 2:11 pm | David Thornton

This month sees the 10th Anniversary of the Ratepayers Rebellion against the Auckland Regional Council rates in which 140,000 ratepayers withheld all or part of their rates for up to a year. More >>

Prime Minister's speech realistic for Auckland transport

Friday, 28 June 2013, 2:35 pm | David Thornton

The Prime Minister’s programme for Auckland’s major transport projects is a measured and realistic approach to dealing with growing congestion and population growth. More >>

Auckland Housing Accord good start

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 11:05 am | David Thornton

Addressing the urgency of Auckland’s housing needs, including affordable homes, is well signposted in the Accord signed between Council and Government. More >>

Auckland Ratepayers Will Pay 4.5% Rates Increase

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 2:52 pm | David Thornton

The true Auckland Council rates rise is an average of 4.5%. – that is the average of what individual ratepayers will PAY. More >>

A CLUE to an alternative to Auckland’s Unitary Plan

Monday, 6 May 2013, 4:27 pm | David Thornton

A C ontrolled L iveable U rban E xpansion plan for the future of Auckland. An Alternative to the draft Auckland Unitary Plan More >>

‘Major projects’ will cost ratepayers dearly.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 11:17 am | David Thornton

Auckland Council’s expanding involvement in ‘major projects’ will cost ratepayers dearly. Mainzeal collapse and leaky-building liabilities should prevent councils going on spending sprees Within the space of two days the Auckland Council is taking ... More >>

Auckland Rates could rise by 50%

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 12:08 pm | David Thornton

NoMoreRates.com The nationwide campaign to replace the present system of council rates with a fairer system which reflects ability to pay and value for money . MEDIA RELEASE 29th November 2012 [Statement from David Thornton] More >>

Auckland Region Residents and Ratepayers Group

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 1:57 pm | David Thornton

Press Release Formation of Auckland Region Residents and Ratepayers Group 22 November 2012 Growing dissatisfaction with Auckland Council has led over 20 residents groups from areas across Auckland to meet to discuss forming an umbrella group to strengthen ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayer organisations form group

Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 12:13 pm | David Thornton

MEDIA RELEASE 21 November 2012 Auckland Ratepayer organisations form group to co-operate in improving communications and influence with Auckland Council . A meeting of 22 Ratepayer/Residents organisations met last weekend and agreed to form a region-wide ... More >>

Mayor Misleads Ratepayers – Only Parliament Can Protect Them

Monday, 30 July 2012, 12:43 pm | David Thornton

Mayor Len Brown misleads ratepayers with his repeated claim that his new rating system is ‘fairer to everyone’ because properties of equal value will pay exactly the same amount of rates. More >>

Auckland Plan Useless Without An Affordability Plan

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 4:26 pm | David Thornton

NoMoreRates.com The nationwide campaign to replace the present system of council rates with a fairer system which reflects ability to pay and value for money . More >>

Homeowners Should Not Pay To Bail Out A Rugby Club

Thursday, 15 March 2012, 9:14 am | David Thornton

There can be no possible justification for homeowners being forced to meet the cost of rescuing a rugby club [or a ‘province’] from bankruptcy – but that is what Dunedin City Council has just approved without any reference to ratepayers. More >>

Telecom Preventing NoMoreRates Launching New Website

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 4:04 pm | David Thornton

NoMoreRates.com The nationwide campaign to replace the present system of council rates with a fairer system which reflects ability to pay and value for money . MEDIA RELEASE 10th November 2011 Statement from David Thornton. More >>

 

 

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