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AK Unitary Plan should be withdrawn, clarified & amended

Friday, 28 February 2014, 9:22 am | David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

The Auckland Council today approved a submission to the Proposed Unitary Plan which allows substantial influence to local iwi and is likely to add delays and additional costs to both property owners and ratepayers. More >>

Call for new law to allow recall of Mayor

Monday, 24 February 2014, 10:44 am | David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

Speaking at the Stand Down Len Brown protest in Auckland today, David Thornton, founder of the NoMoreRates campaign, called for new legislation to allow citizens to call for a vote to remove elected Mayors from office. More >>

Census shows AK growth half of forecast in Unitary Plan

Monday, 7 October 2013, 12:42 pm | David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

The first results from this year’s census show that the figure of 1,000,000 more people in Auckland by 2040 is about double the number which is likely from these new figures. More >>

Call on Mayor Len Brown to come clean on Unitary Plan maps

Monday, 23 September 2013, 12:28 pm | David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

Many ratepayers are concerned that maps showing new property zonings are not being released even though voting in local elections has started. The maps are part of the Proposed Unitary Plan which is not being notified and published until 30th September, ... More >>

Mayor accepts challenge to review rating system

Friday, 16 August 2013, 1:12 pm | David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

In April this year, in a submission on the Auckland Council’s Annual Plan, I asked the Council to carry out a review of the Council’s rating system. I appealed to the Auckland Council, which represents a third of New Zealand’s ratepayers, to ... More >>

AK Council pre-election report means higher rates increases

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 10:40 am | David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

Ten years ago this month Auckland ratepayers revolted in a spectacular fashion. 140,000 ratepayers withheld all or part of their rates. A few thousand rebels marched up Queen St one Saturday morning, and 40,000 ratepayers signed a petition calling on ... More >>

Why are Auckland Council staff refusing to give information

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 2:32 pm | David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

The reported refusal by Auckland Council senior staff to give an elected member information she has requested is alarming, especially in the current climate in which some councils are in trouble because of problems arising from failures in the transmission of information ... More >>

 

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