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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 >>

Phil Goff Now In The Minority With Prime Minister’s Call For Rates Decrease

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 3:59 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Labour Party’s Mayor of Auckland is now out of step with his party leader, with the Prime Minister telling Parliament this afternoon (09:18) that councils should be lessening the burden on ratepayers. Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson ... More >>

Auckland Council Must Follow The PM's Lead On Payroll Cuts

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 5:39 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling on Mayor Phil Goff and Auckland Council to follow Wellington’s lead and cut the pay of its elected officials and council bigwigs. Jo Holmes, the Alliance 's spokesperson, said “The Prime Minister's public ... More >>

Hotelier And Airbnb Taxes Should Be Scrapped While ATEED’s Job Is Redundant

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 3:50 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling on Auckland Council to scrap its Accommodation Providers' Targeted Rate (APTR) – the tax on hoteliers and Air BnB’ers to fund ATEED’s tourism and event promotion – while the sector faces next to ... More >>

Mayor Goff’s Excuses Don’t Add Up

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 1:30 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s excuses for continuing ahead with his planned rates hikes, despite the financial turmoil caused by COVID-19, don’t add up say the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Jo Holmes, a spokeswoman for the Alliance says, “Mayor ... More >>

ATEED's New ‘digital Content’ Role Flies In Face Of Economic Reality

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 11:26 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is slamming ATEED as completely out of touch with the economic reality of Aucklanders after the agency posted a job advertisement for a newly created role: a “Digital Content Specialist” . “ATEED should be ... More >>

Auckland's Planned Rate Hike Looks Increasingly Absurd

Monday, 6 April 2020, 3:37 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Christchurch City Council's move toward a rates freeze shows that Auckland Council's planned rate hike can be withdrawn, says the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance . Alliance spokeswoman Jo Holmes says, "With councils across the country moving toward ... More >>

Government must put a spending cap on its Auckland tram

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2:28 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Transport Minister Phil Twyford needs to put a firm spending limit on the cost of his Auckland tram, says the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance as competing proposals appear to spiral out of control. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, ... More >>

National Party allowed a disastrous result for Auckland

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 6:16 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The result of the 2019 Auckland Mayoral election shows the need for stronger campaigning from the centre-right, says the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance. More >>

Time to pump the breaks on doomed ride-sharing app

Friday, 4 October 2019, 12:43 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Having picked up a Jonesie Award nomination yesterday, it’s clearer than ever that Auckland Council needs to pump the breaks on its $1.3 million “AT Local” ride-sharing trial, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson ... More >>

Mayoral and Council candidates sign rates pledge

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 2:04 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has today released its voting guide for the 2019 Mayoral and Council elections, showing who has signed the Ratepayer Protection Pledge. More >>

So called "centre-right" C&R ticket drags chain on Pledge

Monday, 23 September 2019, 5:16 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland’s primary centre-right ticket is instructing its candidates not to sign the 2% Ratepayer Protection Pledge, despite campaigning to “halt rate hikes”, reveals the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . The pledge reads: I will not vote for ... More >>

Auckland ranked highest in the country for average rates

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:32 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Ratepayers’ Report 2019: Auckland Council ranked highest in the country for average rates 18 SEPTEMBER 2019 More >>

Ratepayers’ Alliance welcomes weekly refuse collection

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 11:46 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance , which strongly campaigned against the Mayor’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan two years ago, is welcoming the commitment from John Tamihere to retain weekly general waste kerbside collection. More >>

Ratepayer-funded drag queens epitomise Council waste

Monday, 26 August 2019, 2:49 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The decision to hire “fashion police” to issue “tickets” during Auckland Fashion Week epitomises the culture of waste at Auckland Council, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “Paying ... More >>

Rates freeze sets the bar for Auckland mayoral candidates

Monday, 26 August 2019, 10:36 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is welcoming John Tamihere’s commitment to a three-year rates freeze, and says spending cuts are achievable. Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “Aucklanders will be relieved to see a bold rates ... More >>

Ratepayer Protection Pledge launched

Friday, 23 August 2019, 9:23 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has launched the “Ratepayer Protection Pledge” committing to no more than 2% annual rate hikes over the next Council term, and has written to all Mayoral and Council candidates asking them to sign. The pledge will ... More >>

Government must shut down Phil Goff’s attack on local Gov

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 5:12 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Jordan Williams, a spokesman for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance and its nationwide sister group the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Mayor Phil Goff for his comments today that John Tamihere would need the Government’s support to ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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