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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 >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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