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Ratepayers Pay Dean Kimton $620,000 – The Least He Can Do Is Front Up On Meola Road

Friday, 9 February 2024, 9:32 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is slamming Auckland Transport boss Dean Kimpton for his failure to front and answer questions about the Meola Road omnishambles, despite being paid considerably more than the Prime Minister and AT spending $5million ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Welcomes Scrapping Of Auckland Regional Fuel Tax

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:56 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to news that the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax will be coming to an end in June 2024, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Spokesman, Jordan Williams, said: “The regional fuel tax never would’ve been needed if Auckland Transport focussed on ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Slams Prospect Of 48% Rates Hike Over 10 Years

Monday, 15 January 2024, 3:33 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to reports that Auckland Ratepayers are facing a cumulative 48% rates hike over the next 10 years, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Jordan Williams, said: “Aucklanders are sick of being told they will have to fork out ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance Slams Wayne Brown's Congestion Charge Proposal

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 1:37 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance (ARA) is slamming Mayor Wayne Brown’s congestion charge proposal, denouncing it as a revenue grab if fuel excise taxes aren’t reduced by an equivalent amount. ARA Spokesperson, Jordan Williams, said: “Adding a congestion ... More >>

Auckland Councillors Need To Wake Up And Make Savings To Prevent Looming Rate Hikes

Monday, 2 October 2023, 10:02 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to Mayor Wayne Brown’s warning of a more than 13% rates increase for Auckland residents next year, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesman, Jordan Williams, said: “Years of Auckland Council’s wasteful spending and project mismanagement ... More >>

Poll Asks Wrong Question About Free Public Transport

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 9:04 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

A new poll conducted by Talbot Mills purports to show overwhelming support for mayoral candidate Efeso Collins’ fares-free public transport policy. However, the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance says the wrong question was asked. The poll of 772 Aucklanders, ... More >>

Auckland Council Consultant Gravy Train Needs To Stop

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 12:52 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to the NZ Herald investigation published today showing that Auckland Council is spending $100,000 a day on ‘Big 4’ accounting firms and top law firms, Jordan Williams, a spokesman for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance said: “Against ... More >>

ARA Reminds Councillors Of Ratepayer Protection Pledge They Signed

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 10:33 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Last year, a number of candidates in the Auckland Council elections signed the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance (ARA) Ratepayer Protection Pledge . The Pledge stated: “I [candidate’s name] pledge to all Aucklanders that I will not vote for any new targeted ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Slams Prospect Of 22.5% Rate Hike

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 12:22 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Reacting to today’s news that Auckland Council’s budget hole would require a 22.5% rate hike to fill, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Jordan Williams, said: “Faced with a hike this large, nothing should be off the table. It is no ... More >>

Keep Citizens Advice Bureau

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 3:22 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance is encouraging Mayor Wayne Brown and Councillors to rule out defunding the region's Citizens Advice Bureau. In December, Council officers advised Mayor Wayne Brown that around $2 million could be saved by defunding Auckland ... More >>

Ratepayers' Alliance Urging Supporters To Give Budget Feedback

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 10:52 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is urging its 27,000 members and subscribers to have a say on Auckland Council’s proposed 2022/23 annual budget. Last week, the Ratepayers’ Alliance launched a new website to encourage public feedback. Backtobasics.co.nz ... More >>

Watercare Must Sack Consultants Before Increasing Water Charges

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 2:02 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling for Watercare to slash expenditure on consultants rather than put up water charges. Watercare has announced that water and wastewater prices will rise by 9.5 percent from 1 July. According to Watercare ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Welcomes Chief Exec Resignation

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 11:32 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has welcomed the news that Auckland Council’s Chief Executive is to resign after calling for the resignation of the Executive Leadership Team last year following the news of a $270 million budget blow out. Ratepayers' ... More >>

Auckland Council’s Consultancy Bill Nears $100 Million

Monday, 20 February 2023, 1:36 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

After initially refusing to provide the information, Auckland Council has months later revealed the eyewatering amount they spent on consultants and temporary staff in the 2022 financial year.     Consultancy  Temporary ... More >>

Council Officers Should Be Held Accountable For Mistakes Made During The Flood Response

Saturday, 4 February 2023, 6:30 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling for Council officers to be held accountable for mistakes made during the flood response. On Saturday, Auckland Council confirmed that Mayor Wayne Brown and his staff were not included on the Civil Defence or Emergency ... More >>

Aucklanders' Rates Pay For Project To Convert Meat Eaters To Vegetarianism

Thursday, 5 January 2023, 7:36 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling on Auckland Council to stay in its lane and butt out of Aucklanders' dining rooms after it uncovered the council spent nearly $50,000 on a survey to measure how receptive meat-eating households are to ... More >>

Auckland Council Middle Manager Salaries Revealed

Thursday, 5 January 2023, 7:28 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that the Auckland Council parent employs 436 middle managers paid an average salary of $162,464. Statistics obtained under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act confirm that 436 ... More >>

Mayor Must Reject Staff Advice On Auckland Transport

Friday, 9 December 2022, 9:55 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is urging Mayor Wayne Brown to reject official advice that says Auckland Transport must put up public transport fares by 6% and reduce services by 20% to find savings. Earlier this week, Auckland Council staff ... More >>

Rate Hikes Double Inflation Totally Unacceptable

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 3:23 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Ratepayers’ Alliance says that Wayne Brown needs to instruct Auckland Council officials should scrap their summer holidays plans and get to work finding wholesale savings if rate hikes of 14% next year are to be avoided. Reacting to today's news ... More >>

Fullers Contract An Affront To Local Democracy

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 12:25 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance says a decision by Auckland Transport to award Fullers360 a $351 million contract is an affront to local democracy and highlights the need for urgent reform of the Council-Controlled Organisation model. On Thursday, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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