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Auckland Transport Boss On Another Planet

Monday, 10 June 2024, 11:11 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

In a recent Stuff article, Auckland Transport Chief Executive Dean Kimpton says copping blame for ongoing issues 'part of the job'. More >>

Auckland Council Spends Nearly $300,000 On Non-accredited Business Development Training

Monday, 20 May 2024, 2:10 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Through a Local Government Official Information Act request the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance can reveal that $285,000 has been spent by Local Boards and Tataki Auckland Unlimited to Rebel Business School Aotearoa to train locals to start their own business. More >>

Auckland’s Long Term Plan A Bitter-sweet Cocktail

Friday, 17 May 2024, 12:55 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

For many Aucklanders, the Council’s decision to increase rates during a cost-of-living crisis will be a hard pill to swallow: Sam Warren, spokesperson of Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. More >>

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Invites Minister To Up The Ante And Sign Petition

Monday, 13 May 2024, 4:12 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

In response to Auckland Transport’s introduction of 24-hour parking charges in the CBD, Transport Minister Simeon Brown has expressed support for the Mayor’s calls for greater accountability. More >>

Campaign launched to demand Councillors overrule Auckland Transport’s proposed 24/7 CBD parking shakedown

Sunday, 12 May 2024, 7:35 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Parking charges are supposed to be for keeping parks turning over during periods of high demand. This isn’t that, rather a naked revenue grab by Auckland Transport. More >>

Mayor Strong-armed, Again?

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 4:19 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has expressed scepticism over Mayor Wayne Brown’s decision to not pursue a 35-year lease of operations for the Port of Auckland. More >>

Revealed: No Cost-benefit Analysis For AT's $12.8m Pedestrianisation Of Queen Street

Monday, 22 April 2024, 1:22 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Ratepayers Alliance spokesperson Sam Warren said: “A cost-benefit analysis should be stock standard for any project, especially one of this scale. More >>

NEW POLL: Massive majority wants less managers in Auckland Council

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 11:30 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

A new Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance – Curia poll reveals that 67% of Aucklanders want to see a decrease in Auckland Council managers compared with just 7% who want the number to increase. 17% of respondents wanted the number of managers to remain ... More >>

Auckland Council's Recklessness Puts Watercare At Risk

Friday, 12 April 2024, 2:15 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Watercare has signalled the possibility of a 25.8% increase in bills in order to remain in Auckland Council's borrowing limit. Watercare's debt currently sits in Council's books, and are therefor unable to borrow to offset these increases. Commenting, ... More >>

Auckland Unlimited Blows $450,000 On ASB Classic Corporate Box Access

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 10:09 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

“Ratepayers should not be forking out so that councillors and unelected bureaucrats can wine and dine at sporting events." More >>

NEW POLL: Strong Support For Lower Rates Rises

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 5:23 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

A plurality of Aucklanders (40%) support the so called 'pay less, get less option' while 32% support the central proposal and just 9% support the 'pay more, get more' option. 19% of respondents were unsure. More >>

Luminaries Wrong On Port

Monday, 25 March 2024, 10:48 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is calling out 'Stop Stealing Our Harbour' for scaremongering about Ports of Auckland, misleading Aucklanders that an operating-company/property-company proposal before Auckland Council would see the CBD port expand or stick to its current ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance Welcomes Government's Commitment To Return Accountability To Auckland Transport

Friday, 22 March 2024, 12:57 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Minister for Auckland, Transport, and Local Government, Simeon Brown, has announced plans to restore Auckland Transport’s accountability to elected Councillors. Commenting on this, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesman, Sam Warren, said: “As the only ... More >>

Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance Welcomes The Repeal Of The Auckland Regional Fuel Tax

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 11:19 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Commenting on the Government's repeal of the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Sam Warren, said: "This will be welcome news for Aucklanders struggling with fuel costs once this comes into effect on June ... More >>

Auckland's Watercare App Costs An Eye-watering $3,500,000

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 9:33 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

According to information obtained under the Local Government Official Information Act (LGOIMA), the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance can reveal that Watercare has spent over $3,500,000 creating and marketing an app that measures smart-meters across Auckland. ... More >>

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 >>





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