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National Misses The Mark On Auckland Council Review

Monday, 5 October 2020, 3:43 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to Judith Collins’ promise that the National Party will undertake an extensive review of Auckland Council and its CCOs if elected into Government, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says: “This is a step in the right ... More >>

IMSB ‘racism’ Label Pathetic

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8:30 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Democracy Action and the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance are hitting back against David Taipari, the Chair of Auckland’s "Independent Māori Statutory Board", who has labelled the groups’ co-published report on the extraordinary spending ... More >>

Auckland Council Spends $129m In Six Years On Duplicated Iwi Consultation, Targeted Māori Spending

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 8:07 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

A new briefing paper co-published by the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance and Democracy Action reveals that in just six years, Auckland Council spent at least $129 million on iwi consultation and targeted Māori spending. In 2018/19 alone, the total spend ... More >>

CEO Resignation Puts Pressure On Margaret Devlin To Do The Same

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 10:00 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling for Watercare Chair, Margaret Devlin, to front up and justify her continued role with the troubled infrastructure provider. “Ms Devlin’s troubled times as the Chair makes it all the more obvious to those ... More >>

Raveen Jaduram’s Resignation A Huge Loss To The Super City

Monday, 17 August 2020, 12:42 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Ratepayers’ Alliance is saddened to learn of Watercare boss, Raveen Jaduram resignation from Watercare, labelling it a ‘huge loss’ to the Super City. “Last week the Council released an independent review into the performance of its Council-controlled ... More >>

City Bailout: So Much For ‘well-managed’ Council Finances

Friday, 14 August 2020, 12:30 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is alarmed that Auckland Council is in such dire straits the Mayor is now in the media calling on Wellington to bail the Council out . Spokesperson Jo Holmes said: “We’re only three days into lockdown, just ... More >>

Auckland Council Investigated For Being 'Dishonest And Misrepresentative'

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 5:16 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has lodged a formal complaint with the Research Association of New Zealand against Colmar Brunton and its client, Auckland Council. The complaint was laid under the Research Association’s Industry Code of Practice ... More >>

Rates Betrayal Shows Need For Recall Elections

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 5:50 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling on MPs to introduce a bill to allow recall elections at the local level.  Ratepayers' Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “According to the Council’s own consultation process, 72 percent ... More >>

Goff Must Apologise For “fundamentally Dishonest” Attack On Ratepayer Group

Friday, 17 July 2020, 6:16 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is demanding Auckland Mayor Phil Goff apologise for his accusation of dishonesty, made on prime-time radio this morning. Mayor Phil Goff described the Ratepayers’ Alliance as “fundamentally dishonest” on RNZ’s ... More >>

Alliance Welcomes Collins's Commitment To Abolish Goff Fuel Tax, And Build Rail To Airport

Friday, 17 July 2020, 2:25 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is welcoming National Party Leader Judith Collin’s promise to scrap Phil Goff’s regional fuel tax, and the announcement to replace light rail with heavy rail to the Airport. Reacting to the announcements, Alliance ... More >>

Rates Increase A Betrayal To Aucklanders

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 5:21 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is labelling today’s decision by Auckland Councillors to increase rates by 3.5% a ‘betrayal’ and promises to work to remove at the next council election those Councillors who have put up taxes in a recession. Ratepayers ... More >>

Auckland Council Can No Longer Use The Weather As An Excuse To Hike Rates

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 1:55 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

“The Council has been using the water crisis as an excuse to prime Auckland ratepayers for a painful 3.5% increase in rates. Supposedly, the crisis has introduced $239 million in new costs.” “However, the Government has now announced $196 million ... More >>

The Absolute Cheek Of Auckland Council!

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 4:33 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says: “Auckland Council has released a statement to media boasting that, based on submissions to the Emergency Budget, a majority of Aucklanders support its rates increase. What the Council fails ... More >>

Green Party Should Butt Out Of Auckland Rates Debate

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 2:23 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to the Green Party’s push for higher rates in Auckland, Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says: Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “Apparently, a rate hike of 3.5% isn’t enough for the Green Party. They think ratepayers should ... More >>

Auckland Council Must Not Destroy Michael Joseph Savage Memorial

Friday, 12 June 2020, 4:18 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is demanding Phil Goff rule out removal of the Memorial to controversial former Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage after a growing international drive to remove statues which are seen to represent cultural disharmony ... More >>

Campaign Launched To Stop Auckland Council’s Handling Of Rates Consultation

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 8:05 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has launched a major campaign to give a voice to the hundreds of thousands of Aucklanders who oppose Auckland Council’s proposed rate hike options. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “In Auckland ... More >>

Auckland Council Must Have Public Hearings On Emergency Rates Decision

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 9:29 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

“Parliament can meet, Select Committees are running, pubs are open and hundreds can protest in Aotea Square , but Auckland Council doesn’t want to hear from struggling ratepayers on the economic effects of COVID-19 and the Council’s proposal to put ... More >>

Council Pay Cuts Welcome, But Rich Listers Get Off Easy

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 7:03 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is welcoming tonight’s news that Auckland Council is asking staff paid more than $100,000 to take a six-month 5 to 10 percent pay cut, but points out it doesn’t match what many central government agencies ... More >>

Revealed: Auckland Transport Introduces Voluntary Pay Cuts

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 7:37 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has been informed that Auckland Transport is introducing a pay freeze and voluntary pay cut scheme for staff below the executive level. Non-executive staff paid above $175,000 are asked to forego 7.5% of salary ... More >>

The 86 Auckland Council Staff Paid More Than $250,000

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 8:23 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is pleased to present the inaugural Auckland Town Hall Rich List, revealing the names and salaries of the highest-paid staff at Auckland Council and its subsidiaries. View the full report at www.ratepayers.nz/rich_list ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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