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Alternative Transport Funding Just a Political Stunt

Monday, 29 April 2013, 12:50 pm | Dick Quax

According to Councillor Dick Quax, the hype around the alternative funding document for Auckland transport released today is nothing more than a political stunt by Mayor Len Brown to divert Aucklander’s attention away from the Unitary Plan which is ... More >>

Auckland Council Stands to Gain Billions from Proposed Tax

Friday, 26 April 2013, 4:34 pm | Dick Quax

Auckland Council stands to make billions of dollars at the stroke of a pen if its proposed “value uplift levy “or “betterment tax” is adopted after community consultation. More >>

Auckland Council Stands to Gain Billions from Proposed Tax

Friday, 26 April 2013, 1:31 pm | Dick Quax

Auckland Council stands to make billions of dollars at the stroke of a pen if its proposed “value uplift levy “or “betterment tax” is adopted after community consultation. More >>

Blunders Make Councils Land Capacity Report Useless

Friday, 26 April 2013, 10:50 am | Dick Quax

Blunders Make Councils Land Capacity Report Useless A review of Auckland Council’s “Capacity for Growth Study 2012” has brought to light major flaws in its analysis. The Council report released earlier this month claims that are an extra 272,000 residential ... More >>

Councillor Gagged At Public Meeting On Auckland Unitary Plan

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 9:31 am | Dick Quax

Councillor Gagged At Public Meeting On Auckland Unitary Plan Auckland Councillor Dick Quax is outraged that he was gagged at an Auckland Unitary Plan consultation meeting held in Pakuranga this evening. Councillor Quax who represents the Howick ... More >>

Increasing House Prices Caused by Poor Council Planning

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 5:53 pm | Dick Quax

Warnings of a property boom and bust have been made in the last few weeks by a variety of international institutions, the Reserve Bank and credit agencies. More >>

Dark forces at Work in Auckland Council

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 7:22 pm | Dick Quax

The Government has every right to feel that the Auckland Council is being less than honest with the people of Auckland. The Mayor has been forced to admit that he got things terribly wrong when he claimed last month that there are 15,000 sections within ... More >>

Council Risks Government Intervention with Release of Plan

Friday, 15 March 2013, 4:00 pm | Dick Quax

The Draft Unitary Plan released today focused on Auckland becoming a more compact city with more infill housing, terraced housing and multi storey apartments. More >>

Mayor admits Error on land availability

Monday, 11 March 2013, 8:58 am | Dick Quax

A media release from the mayor’s office confirms the just how dire the land scarcity situation in Auckland has become under Mayor Brown’s stewardship according to Councillor for Howick, Dick Quax. More >>

Council to Consult on Additional Taxes

Monday, 25 February 2013, 6:37 pm | Dick Quax

The Auckland Plan Committee of the Auckland Council approved that planned additional taxes for Aucklanders should go out to the public for consultation. More >>

Quax Welcomes Government Moves to Make Housing Affordable

Monday, 29 October 2012, 5:22 pm | Dick Quax

Councillor Dick Quax has welcomed the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s report into affordable housing. More >>

Dick Quax Welcomes Govt Proposal for Auckland Unitary Plan

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 3:52 pm | Dick Quax

Media Release Councillor Dick Quax Wednesday, 17 October 2012 Dick Quax Welcomes Government Proposal for Auckland’s Unitary Plan Councillor Dick Quax has welcomed the government’s one-off process to improve the development of the Auckland Council’s ... More >>

White Water Rafting Clears First Hurdle

Friday, 5 October 2012, 10:47 am | Dick Quax

Thank you to all those who responded to my e mail from earlier in the week about the sale of land to fund white water rafting at the Pacific Events Centre. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who took the time to let me know their views ... More >>

Rate Payers asked to Pay for White Water Rafting Project

Sunday, 2 September 2012, 12:24 pm | Dick Quax

Following a recent contentious decision to spend $11 million on the V8 Supercars another CCO, Regional Facilities Auckland, is seeking $30 million from the Auckland Council to fund a white water rafting course next to the Pacific Events Centre in ... More >>

Councillor critical of big spending demands by officials

Friday, 31 August 2012, 11:35 am | Dick Quax

Demands by Auckland Council officials that water distributor Watercare Services Ltd completely revise its corporate branding at a cost in excess of $2 million were slammed today by Councillor Dick Quax. More >>

Councillor critical of officials' big spending demands

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 2:45 pm | Dick Quax

Demands by Auckland Council officials that water distributor Watercare Services Ltd completely revise its corporate branding at a cost in excess of $2 million were slammed today by Councillor Dick Quax. More >>

Further Rates Clinic

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 4:27 pm | Dick Quax

At our recent rates clinic Cr Stewart and I identified a number of people who were entitled to a rates rebate. I am still concerned that there are many out there that may be eligible for the rate rebate scheme but unaware of their entitlement. More >>

You May Be Eligible For A Rate Rebate

Friday, 17 August 2012, 3:45 pm | Dick Quax

You may be eligible for a rates rebate even though your household income is quite high. As an example if you have an annual household income of $30,000 and your rate demand is $2,000 you may be entitled to a rates rebate of $433.67. Even if you have ... More >>

Auckland Councillors Want to Hear from You

Thursday, 16 August 2012, 2:30 pm | Dick Quax

Councillors Sharon Stewart and Dick Quax will be available to listen to people who have are concerned about their rates increases. While Mayor Len Brown has called the rates “fair” and claims that the increases are “just” 3.6% across the ... More >>

Howick Ratepayers In For Unpleasant Surprise

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 8:31 am | Dick Quax

Many Howick rate payers will get an unpleasant surprise when receive their rate demand from the Auckland Council next week. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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