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Transport levy is losing Mayor support

Friday, 15 May 2015, 10:26 am | No More Rates

Four Auckland Councillors, who last week voted in favour of a 9.9% rates increase, now want the budget reviewed because they feel the new transport levy will ‘add significantly to a level of rates that is already difficult’ for many ratepayers ... More >>

Auckland Council must cut expenditure on rail and drop levy

Monday, 11 May 2015, 9:09 am | No More Rates

Now that the Government has made it clear that it does not support Mayor Brown’s Transport Plan for Auckland he must drop the Transport Levy he wants to inflict on Auckland’s ratepayers. More >>

Auditor General asked to review new Transport Rate

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 4:00 pm | No More Rates

NoMoreRates has asked the Auditor General to review the consultation, or lack it, leading up to the decision by the Auckland Council today in impose a $99 ‘levy’ on every household on top of the already announced 2.5% rates increase. More >>

Demand for Mayor to put Central Rail Link on hold

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 10:07 am | No More Rates

NoMoreRates has written to Mayor Len Brown asking him to postpone work on the Central Rail Link project until full funding is securely in place, including Government’s half share of the cost. More >>

The Mayor is again proposing to spend more than affordable

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:42 pm | No More Rates

The Auckland Mayor’s budget is a smoke and mirrors exercise by lowering the rates increase from 3.5% to 2.5% - and then imposing a Targeted Transport fixed rate of $99 for residents and $159 for businesses. More >>

80% of Aucklanders don’t support 3.5% rates increase

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:59 am | No More Rates

Auckland Council has spent huge sums on a ‘consultation’ programme seeking citizen’s views on its 10-year budget of income and expenditure. More >>

Does Auckland Council have a Foreign Affairs department?

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:03 am | No More Rates

Ratepayers might be shocked to learn that Auckland Council is maintaining its own "Foreign Office" with representatives in London and San Francisco and another about to be appointed to China. The appointments have been made without the knowledge ... More >>

Council Budget consultation goes in the Junk bin

Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:42 pm | No More Rates

A growing number of Auckland residents are complaining that they have not received a promised brochure from the Council which gives details of the next 10-year budget and invites opinions on some key issues which will affect rates from July this year. More >>

Mayor must recall Council to debate Light Rail proposal

Friday, 23 January 2015, 11:07 am | No More Rates

The proposal by Auckland Transport for a possible new Light Rail system being released on the same day that Auckland Council issued its draft 10-year plan [LTP] is a classic example of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. More >>

Comments On Auckland 10-Year Plan

Friday, 23 January 2015, 10:30 am | No More Rates

Residential Ratepayers to be slogged with $100 million extra on rates while business rates go down. More >>

A decade of distress for Auckland ratepayers.

Friday, 16 January 2015, 10:18 am | No More Rates

Rates increases of 3.5% for each of the next 10 years is only half of the story that Auckland Council ratepayers will discover when they receive a summary of the Council’s proposed 10-year Long Term Plan[LTP] due for delivery next week. More >>

Mayor’s latest CRL plan will lead to huge rate increases

Monday, 8 December 2014, 10:27 am | No More Rates

The Auditor General has clearly indicated that the Council must show realistic figures as to how and when funding for the $2.4 bn Central Rail Link (CRL) will be achieved. More >>

Mayor’s latest CRL plan will lead to huge rate increases

Sunday, 7 December 2014, 10:37 am | No More Rates

Mayor’s latest CRL plan will lead to huge rate increases, early start means Government pays less More >>

Split Council votes on full increases up to and above 40%

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 4:51 pm | No More Rates

At today’s Auckland Council Budget Committee several councillors tried to find ways to ease the pain for 126,000 residential ratepayers who face a rate rise of more than 10% next year – including 51,000 who face rises between 15% and 40%+. More >>

Auckland Ratepayers crucified by valuation system

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 11:02 am | No More Rates

Rates changes range from increases of more than 40% to decreases of more than 40% All groups of ratepayers in Auckland are facing changes in their rates ranging from increases of more than 40% to decreases of more than 40%. - this huge spread applies ... More >>

Ratepayers should be prepared to object to revaluation

Monday, 10 November 2014, 8:59 am | No More Rates

Every ratepayer in Auckland will know tomorrow the new value of their home based on the revaluation carried out by Auckland Council this year. This new value will be the measure on which the Council will charge for rates, for each individual property, ... More >>

Mayor misleading on real impact of property revaluations

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:16 am | No More Rates

There can be no doubt that many ratepayers will face significant rates increases for the next three years as a result of the new revaluations. More >>

Local Government job could be Bennett’s biggest challenge

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 10:42 am | No More Rates

It is a long time since a Minister of Local Government was as high as number 5 in the Cabinet, together with the appointment of an Associate Minister outside Cabinet. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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