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Auckland Council Cannot Let Local Ratepayers Subsidise Northland’s Water

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 5:08 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling on Auckland Council to firmly ‘opt-out’ of the Government’s proposed “Three Waters” reforms that would see Auckland ratepayers pay more to bring up to standard Northland’s ailing water infrastructure. ... More >>

Council’s reckless borrowing means first home buyers pay

Friday, 10 September 2021, 3:26 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is slamming Auckland Council’s proposals to hike development contributions of around $15,000 to $84,500 per new residence for Dury, and says the Council is making it even harder for first home buyers. “Normally ... More >>

Auckland Transport blows $121,000 on footpath hopscotch

Friday, 10 September 2021, 10:29 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Transport has spent $121,000 pointing out pedestrian shortcuts through the central city, the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance can reveal. More >>

Auckland Museum’s Plans For $2 Million Salary Increases A Smackdown To Ratepayers

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:03 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is labelling a planned 11 percent rise in Auckland Museum staff costs , courtesy of the ratepayer, as an out of touch assault on ratepayers’ pockets. Alliance spokesperson, Monique Poirier, says: “Given the current economic ... More >>

Auckland Transport Should Be Consulting Communities

Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:43 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is questioning the lack of community consultation by Auckland Transport in relation to the 13 traffic cameras set to be installed on Onewa Road. Alliance spokesperson, Monique Poirier, says: “It is unacceptable that ... More >>

Auckland Council's So-called Billion Dollar 'Revenue Loss' A Con

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 3:25 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Is Slamming Auckland Council’s Continued Claim That COVID-19 Is Costing It A Billion Dollars - Supposedly Justifying A Proposal To Hike Rates By 5% Next Year And Doubling Of Water Charges Over The Next Decade. ... More >>

Complaint Laid Against Auckland Council For Misleading Financial Markets

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 8:44 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has this morning lodged a complaint with the Financial Markets Authority alleging a breach of the Financial Markets Conduct Act for a deceptive media statements on the size of a proposed rate increase made by ... More >>

2020 Ratepayers’ Report Shows How Auckland Council Needs To Cut Rates

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 8:57 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The 2020 edition of Ratepayers’ Report confirms that Auckland Council is charging the second highest rates in the country, with an average bill of $3,469 per rating unit. The Report was co-published by the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance and the ... More >>

No Phil, It’s Not A “$36 Rates Bump”

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 2:51 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is accusing Mayor Phil Goff of being disingenuous in his presentation of an aggressive 5% rate hike. Alliance spokesperson Monique Poirier says, “Phil Goff is extremely disingenuous in describing his rates hike ... More >>

Congestion Charge Must Not Milk Motorists

Monday, 30 November 2020, 4:02 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is warning Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to take heed of the most important recommendation in the road pricing report released today : The primary objective of congestion pricing is to improve network performance, ... More >>

Former Labour Party Leader Is Right: Heads Should Roll Over Council’s $1400 Million Interest Rate Bungle

Monday, 16 November 2020, 5:13 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Ratepayers’ Alliance is backing former Labour Party leader David Cunliffe’s call for heads to roll at Auckland Council for the $1.4 billion losses on interest-rate derivatives in the past two years after the Council’s strategy of fixing interest ... More >>

Ratepayers Willing To Step Up To Plug Mayor's Budget "Hole"

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 12:28 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Ratepayers’ Alliance is today publicly offering to fund an independent economist to work with the Mayor, Finance Chair, and Council officials to plug the reported $1b hole in the Council’s finances. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokeswoman, Monique ... More >>

Town Hall Richlister's Salary Higher Than First Feared

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 12:29 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to the revelation that outgoing Watercare chief executive Raveen Jaduram’s salary reached $815,000, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Monique Poirier says: “No wonder the Council were slamming our Town Hall Rich List and saying it ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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