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More Ratepayers’ Cash for Council history book

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 3:54 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Auckland City Council today voted for yet another $15,000 to self-publish its controversial history book. This brings the total cost of producing a 21-year history of Auckland City Council to $135,000 of unbudgeted expenditure. More >>

Keep Suffrage Memorial in Khartoum Place

Tuesday, 7 September 2010, 2:49 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Six Auckland City Councillors say that the Women’s Suffrage Memorial should remain in its present location in Khartoum Place. Councillors Cathy Casey, Glenda Fryer, Denise Roche, Leila Boyle, Graeme Easte and Richard Northey will be supporting the ... More >>

Council history book causes major embarrassment

Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 2:50 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Auckland City Council was today left with egg on its face after working party recommendations on who is to write the controversial $120,000 history book were rejected by the Finance & Strategy Committee because the working party failed to meets its quorum. More >>

Alternative to Privatisation and Authoritarianism

Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 1:50 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Six Auckland City Councillors have compiled and formally submitted their own alternative submission on Rodney Hide's Local Government Amendment Bill to that rammed through by the Citizens and Ratepayers Councillors who ensured that the Auckland City Council's ... More >>

Council Keeps Unfair Water Restriction Policy

Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 1:35 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Today’s Auckland City Council Finance & Strategy Committee discussed Metrowater’s proposed Statement of Intent for 2010-11. Councillor Cathy Casey, on behalf the City Vision-Labour Councillors moved to stop Metrowater restricting water supply as a ... More >>

Legacy of Secrecy Bequeathed to Super City

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 12:29 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

A move that could have set a precedent for Super City CCOs to meet and report in public was defeated today at the Auckland City Council’s Finance & Strategy Committee. More >>

Councillors Seek Investigation of Monte Cecilia

Friday, 9 April 2010, 9:59 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Two Auckland City Councillors have asked the Auditor General to investigate a Committee decision to designate and purchase the Monte Cecilia School land More >>

Character and Heritage Streets in Grave Danger

Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 3:30 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

The Auckland City Council has amended its District Plan to make operative in part (finalise) changes to the Residential 2 zone, which is intended to “protect the spacious and tree-filled qualities of sites characterised by generously sized lots, ... More >>

C&R Set Bad Precedent for Supercity CCOs

Friday, 19 March 2010, 11:39 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

On Wednesday, Auckland City Council’s Finance and Strategy Committee considered the half-yearly reports of three important Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs): Metrowater; the Parking Board; and the Property Enterprise Board. The Chairs and ... More >>

Local Board Powers Minimal and Vague

Sunday, 28 February 2010, 12:28 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

The Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) announced its recommendations for powers for Auckland’s Local Board on Friday and City Vision-Labour Auckland City Councillors say the document raises more questions than it answers and falls well short of what ... More >>

"Pitiful" Council budget for city’s volcanoes

Monday, 15 February 2010, 4:14 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

On the same week that the Government is proposing collective co-management of 11 of Auckland’s volcanic cones between Maori and the Auckland Council, City Vision-Labour councillors reveal that there is only $457,000 in the annual budget for maintaining ... More >>

C&R Back Undemocratic Governance for Auckland

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 3:53 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

At yesterday’s Auckland City Council Regional Governance Committee meeting, Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors continued their backing of the undemocratic Auckland governance reforms being pushed through by the National-ACT government. Councillor ... More >>

Super City Mayor - Millionaires Only Need Apply

Friday, 4 December 2009, 9:45 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Today Local Government Minister Rodney Hide announced government policy on the third Auckland Supercity Bill which included provision for a huge increase in spending limits for mayoral candidates and added a number of Council Controlled Organisations ... More >>

‘Flip-Flopping’ Mayor Can’t Be Trusted

Friday, 6 November 2009, 1:02 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

In the last two days Auckland City Mayor John Banks has been forced to back down on two major issues – parking charges and the Queens wharf – casting doubt on his leadership ability. City Vision/Labour leader, Councillor Richard Northey says ... More >>

Storm In A Tea Cup And A D Cup!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 3:12 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Missing teaspoons, dirty cups and the benefits of lesbian Treaty of Waitangi activism were hot topics for debate at the Auckland City Council today. The Council’s Community Services Committee debated at length whether to support a Council staff initiative ... More >>

C&R Pre-empt Supercity Decisions on Procurement

Wednesday, 23 September 2009, 10:16 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) Councillors have rammed through Auckland City Council’s Performance Monitoring Committee a proposed new Procurement System costing $5.56 million and a proposed new Planning and Budgeting System for $4.46 million for Auckland ... More >>

Excessive Powers Granted to AK Transition Agency

Monday, 21 September 2009, 10:28 am | City Vision-Labour Councillors

The National-led Government has, without notice, made a surprise decision to deprive Auckland’s eight elected Councils of their power to decide on any more than the first four months of next year’s budget and annual plan and has also told them ... More >>

Govt’s Auckland Transport Structure Misguided

Thursday, 3 September 2009, 12:09 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

The Government’s recent announcement about setting up Regional Transport Agency as a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) at arms length has generated widespread misgivings among Auckland City Councillors. City Vision-Labour Councillors today ... More >>

Auckland Councillors for Maori Seats on Super City

Thursday, 27 August 2009, 12:05 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Six Auckland City Councillors have broken ranks with Mayor John Banks and the Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) majority to appeal to the Government to provide for Maori seats on the new supercity Auckland Council.  The breakaway group will take advantage ... More >>

Auckland Council SH20 Submission Fails Communities

Friday, 7 August 2009, 5:33 pm | City Vision-Labour Councillors

Yesterday’s Auckland City Council’s Transport Committee discussed and finalised a submission to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) on the latest State Highway 20 (SH20) Waterview connection project. After hearing many points raised by eleven ... More >>