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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 >>

Tamihere’s fuel tax promise will require waste cuts

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 12:35 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Tamihere’s fuel tax promise will require waste cuts 21 AUGUST 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

More than a bit rich for Goff to talk about honesty

Monday, 19 August 2019, 11:26 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Ratepayers around Auckland were spitting out their morning coffees listening to Phil Goff’s incredible claims on breakfast radio today that this election is about ‘honesty’ and that Aucklanders can trust him on his promises. Auckland Ratepayers’ ... More >>

Scrap the gardening grants for leafy-suburb property owners

Monday, 22 July 2019, 10:38 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Orakei Local Board’s grants distributed to help property owners prune their trees is a perfect example of wasteful spending, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Orakei Local Board has approved 15 “tree protection” grants since 2016, averaging ... More >>

“None of the above” most popular mayoral option

Monday, 15 July 2019, 2:35 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance , the supercity’s largest ratepayer group, has today released the results of a survey of 2,200 of its members, with “none of the above” being by far the most preferred option for Mayor, ahead of John Tamihere ... More >>

Auckland Council chooses virtue signalling over services

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 2:23 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to Auckland Council’s unanimous declaration of a ‘climate emergency’, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jordan Williams says: “It’s no wonder Auckland Council’s finances have spiraled into debt. It’s lost sight of its core ... More >>

No “free” ride for ratepayers

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:08 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Responding to Mayor Goff’s promise of “free” buses and trains for children on weekends, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesman Jordan Williams says: More >>

Blank cheque for CRL is punishing ratepayers

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:39 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Matching the Government dollar-for-dollar on City Rail Link cost blow-outs will drive Auckland ratepayers further into debt, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . More >>

Further pay rises at Council will enrage ratepayers

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 2:34 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Struggling ratepayers will be enraged by the massive pay cheques planned for Auckland’s politicians, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. More >>

Councillors choose rugby over ratepayers

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 11:05 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council has turned topsy-turvy with its vote to approve a $63 million bailout for Eden Park, including a $10 million no-strings-attached grant, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, “Councillors ... More >>

 

 

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