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Palino at the Newmarket Business Association Mayoral Debate

Monday, 12 August 2019, 7:04 pm | John Palino

On Saturday I attended a Mayoral debate hosted by the Howick Residents and Ratepayers with Mayoral candidate John Tamihere and current Mayor Phil Goff. More >>

41 percent rate increase to bloat bureaucracy

Monday, 4 March 2019, 7:11 pm | John Palino

“Mayor Goff’s 41 percent rates increase plus his unsignalled targeted rates will see residents paying 50 percent more rates within a decade with the money spent on an ever increasing bureaucracy,” according to Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino. More >>

10,000 homes, but how many affordable?

Friday, 1 March 2019, 10:14 am | John Palino

"That 10,637 homes were built last year in Auckland is good news, but the Auckland Council must release price information on new dwellings," Auckland Mayoral candidate John Palino said today. More >>

Build China relationship and solve the housing crisis

Monday, 25 February 2019, 9:03 am | John Palino

“The Government could resolve the Huawei problem and the Auckland housing crisis by signing a Belt and Road partnership to finance and build a new city south of Manukau,” according to Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino. More >>

Palino: I'll reverse Council's outrageous car parking charge

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:13 am | John Palino

"The Auckland Council's ill-conceived plan to ramp up car parking across the Auckland CBD will benefit only private carpark owners and should be abandoned," says Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino. More >>

Palino: I will pay down Auckland’s debt!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 9:25 am | John Palino

Most Mayoral candidates are offering solutions no more ambitious than ‘freeze rates, while city’s debt continues to race out of control. More >>

Time to Buy! How we finance Auckland’s growth!

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:23 pm | John Palino

Our debt strapped Council needs innovative alternative financial funding and development policies. My BIG idea is for Council sponsored involvement in creating a greenfields Satellite City. This project will raise very significant user pays Council revenue, ... More >>

No other candidates will reduce the burden on people

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:35 am | John Palino

Every Candidate claims they will reduce costs and spending but none will reduce the burden on people accept me! Why is that? More >>

The Auckland Ratepayers Bill of Rights (ARBOR)

Monday, 19 September 2016, 9:27 am | John Palino

Our mayor came to power promising rates rises would be kept to 2.5%. They were not. They increased dramatically as the mayor and his fellow councillors expanded the council’s staff numbers and expanded the role of council into non-core areas. They ... More >>

Palino launches public safety policy

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:04 am | John Palino

August 2016 Too many residents across Auckland do not feel safe at home, at work or travelling in between and it is time the Auckland Council took these concerns seriously, said Mayoral candidate John Palino. Not enough emphasis is being placed ... More >>

It’s the Plan, it’s the Plan, it’s the Plan

Monday, 15 August 2016, 12:31 pm | John Palino

Promises to address housing and transport problems will fail unless the Auckland Plan’s ideological intensification-at-all-costs approach to growth is rejected,” said Auckland Mayoral candidate John Palino. More >>

“There must be a lot wrong with Auckland”

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 9:18 am | John Palino

"There must be a lot wrong with Auckland if this is the plan," said mayoral candidate John Palino, in reference to the Independent Hearing Panel's Unitary Plan recommendations to the Auckland Council. More >>

Giving Power to Local Boards

Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:27 am | John Palino

Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino today promised to restore local government in Auckland by restoring rating powers to local authorities. More >>

Every Council decision must seek to make Auckland better

Monday, 11 July 2016, 3:57 pm | John Palino

Punitive charges placed on people wanting to visit their city centre exemplify Auckland Council's loss of focus, says Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino. Palino says: "Why does the Council continue to use penalties and punishment to try to get ... More >>

Loan to Income Restrictions Make No Sense

Friday, 8 July 2016, 12:00 pm | John Palino

Auckland Mayoral candidate John Palino says an investigation by the Reserve Bank into the merits of imposing loan to income restrictions on home buyers makes no sense. “It would be completely ineffective and only impact those already worst affected ... More >>

Billion dollar fund must build a new city

Sunday, 3 July 2016, 9:00 pm | John Palino

"It's excellent to hear that the Government has finally accepted that it must do the Auckland Council's job for it, but John Key should not be asking the same leaders who have condemned a generation of Aucklanders to debt or rent for guidance ... More >>

Len Brown kicks port decision down the road to save legacy

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:23 am | John Palino

Len Brown kicks port decision down the road to save legacy of cost and homelessness More >>

Only thing preventing cheap homes in Auckland is the Council

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:04 pm | John Palino

"Reporting today that home and land packages in tiny Kaitangata in the South Island are going for well under $300,000 underlines just how awful things have become in Auckland where even just a section costs twice this amount," says John Palino. More >>

Auckland Plan failure

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 5:01 pm | John Palino

"The ATAP report release this afternoon is an indictment upon six years of supposed integrated planning under the Brown-led council," says John Palino. More >>

RMA to blame for falling home ownership

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 3:36 pm | John Palino

“The fall in Maori, Pacific and European home ownership rates is the result of Resource Management Act, which impedes development, punishes those on lower incomes and reduces upward social mobility,” says John Palino. More >>