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Ratepayers in the firing line if Labour/Greens win election

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:17 am | No More Rates

NoMoreRates has no allegiance to any political party but the election promise by Labour and the Greens to make an immediate start on the Central Rail Link would be an absolute disaster for Auckland ratepayers. More >>

Property revaluations for council rates must be reformed

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:33 am | No More Rates

Opportunity to bring controls on rating value changes and more equitable level of annual rates increase More >>

Government must intervene in Auckland budget crisis

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:04 am | No More Rates

The problems facing Len Brown and his Council have developed over the last three and a half years and have spiralled to stage which the Council itself seems unable to act. More >>

Government needs to act to control councils

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 11:01 am | No More Rates

Ratepayers in New Zealand’s two biggest cities are facing substantial rates increases over the next few years. More >>

Local Council funding review will encourage more debt

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 10:24 am | No More Rates

Seven years after the Independent Rates Inquiry warned that the rating system was unsustainable Local Government New Zealand has come to the same conclusion. More >>

Len Brown plan for rates reform looks like a road to nowhere

Monday, 17 March 2014, 5:03 pm | No More Rates

Interviewed on TVNZ’s Q& A on Sunday Mr Brown proposal consisted of asking Local Government New Zealand [LGNZ]to carry out a review of local authority funding throughout the country, together with his suggestion of a ‘city tax’ without any detail ... More >>

Poll Tax must be considered

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 4:18 pm | No More Rates

Mayor’s ‘new’ local income tax ideas are a revisit of the 2007 Independent Rates Inquiry. More >>

PM Says Brown’s Rail Link Will Be “Burden On The Ratepayers"

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 11:23 am | No More Rates

In a radio interview this morning the Prime Minister said that an early start to the Auckland City Rail Link would lead to “quite a big burden on the ratepayers”. More >>

Mayor’s obsession with City Rail Link risky

Monday, 10 February 2014, 9:42 am | No More Rates

Mayor Len Brown's proposal to the Prime Minister is that the Auckland Council will fund the entire cost of the City Rail Link up to 2020 when the Government will repay 50% of that cost. More >>

Mayor apologising to councillors changes nothing

Monday, 16 December 2013, 3:29 pm | No More Rates

An apology by the mayor to the twenty elected councillors does nothing to respond to those ratepayers and residents of Auckland who no longer have any respect for the Mayor and his office. More >>

What next for the Auckland Council and its Mayor

Saturday, 14 December 2013, 12:37 pm | No More Rates

The release of the EY report and the subsequent media response must surely drive the twenty elected Auckland Councillors into taking action to restore credibility and respectability to the city’s governance. More >>

Auckland Councillors must prepare for action on Mayor

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 12:43 pm | No More Rates

Several Auckland Councillors are becoming increasing concerned at the ongoing Len Brown saga and many ratepayers are also demanding that councillors take action to resolve the apparent hiatus of leadership on the Governing Body of the Auckland Council. More >>

ATEED must be brought under control

Monday, 9 December 2013, 9:51 am | No More Rates

Auckland Councils economic development and tourism activity [ATEED] is out of control and out of reach of any level of accountability to Auckland ratepayers, The recent reports of huge spending in San Francisco for the Americas Cup by an 18-person team ... More >>

Changes mean higher rates or reduced services

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 12:57 pm | No More Rates

Local Councils face a likely loss of income from development contributions as a result of The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3), which will have its First Reading in Parliament today. More >>

Mayor’s progressive Income Tax unacceptable

Friday, 11 October 2013, 11:39 am | No More Rates

Auckland mayor Len Brown’s proposal to replace council rates with income tax will be unacceptable to ratepayers who will see it as a further step in the redistribution of wealth, and would be open to widespread avoidance, More >>

Mayor Len Brown’s 2.5% rates pledge worthless

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 11:44 am | No More Rates

The promise by Auckland Mayor Len Brown to hold rates increases to 2.5 % hides the true picture that two in three ratepayers will pay above the so-called average. More >>

Housing and the Unitary Plan

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 11:17 am | No More Rates

Unitary Plan to be notified with 100,000 fewer homes than needed to accommodate one million more people. More >>

Auckland Council must lead way in developing fairer system

Monday, 12 August 2013, 11:12 am | No More Rates

The list of council rate increases payable by high-profile Aucklanders in today’s New Zealand Herald serves to demonstrate the inequality of the council’s rating system. More >>

Ratepayers in the firing line to meet transport costs

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 3:17 pm | No More Rates

The Auckland Council today ‘received’ the final report of the Consensus Building Group (CBG) which had been set up to find options for funding Auckland’s $12 billion ‘transport funding gap’. More >>

CBG report on transport funding a failure

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 11:42 am | No More Rates

Auckland ratepayers have paid $1.5 million for a mixed group of lobbyists to produce proposals for how the Council could raise an additional $400 million a year for the next 30 years to pay for the transport requirements set out in the Auckland Plan. More >>

 

 

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