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Auckland Council forced to use ‘rainy day’ funds

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 12:06 pm | No More Rates

Auckland Council is within a hairsbreadth of having its credit rating re-assessed which could lead to higher interest costs and greater rates increases for Auckland ratepayers. More >>

Unitary Plan process shows SuperCity failure

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 11:14 am | No More Rates

The structure of the SuperCity must change following revelations which emerged at the meeting last night and showed a picture of poor communication, abuse of power, lack of contestable advice to elected members, lack of powers for local boards – ... More >>

Auckland rezoning row will decide October elections

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 12:17 pm | No More Rates

Tomorrow’s Extraordinary Auckland Council meeting could have a major impact on the October Council election. More >>

Will Victoria rule over Auckland?

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:48 am | No More Rates

Will Victoria rule over Auckland? For those who have witnessed the lack of strong leadership on the Auckland Council the appearance of Victoria Crone into the mayoral battle should give a reasonable level of hope. More >>

Auckland Mayor Len Brown should go now

Monday, 9 November 2015, 9:38 am | No More Rates

Len Brown’s stated intention to complete his current term will have filled most Auckland ratepayers with alarm. More >>

Auckland Council Foreign Affairs workload expands

Friday, 16 October 2015, 10:05 am | No More Rates

Under the leadership of Deputy-Mayor Hulse Auckland Council has resolved to join the C40 club of climate change leadership cities working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Hawkes Bay result a victory for local democracy

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 5:07 pm | No More Rates

With the rejection of amalgamations in Wellington and Northland, and now Hawkes Bay, it is now clear that New Zealand has had enough of SuperCity style local government. More >>

LGNZ funding review is more about councils spending more

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 5:22 pm | No More Rates

LGNZ funding review is more about councils spending more rather than helping ratepayers to pay less. More >>

Mayor must stop scaremongering and drop the Transport Levy

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 11:23 am | No More Rates

The Mayor has grossly misled ratepayers by claiming they are ready to pay for additional transport projects through his new Transport Levy. More >>

Auckland Councillors cannot abstain on rates vote

Monday, 22 June 2015, 10:27 am | No More Rates

Councillors cannot abstain on the most important decision this Council must make – setting the level of rates for the new financial year commencing 1st July. More >>

‘Foreign Affairs’ Dept. not a ratepayers' responsibility

Friday, 19 June 2015, 3:43 pm | No More Rates

News that Sir Bob Harvey had been appointed Ambassador for Auckland is being received with outrage by ratepayers who are facing a 9.5% rate increase on July 1st – including the $114 Transport Targeted Rate. More >>

Mayor’s Transport Plan under attack from all sides

Friday, 12 June 2015, 1:56 pm | No More Rates

The storm is gathering over the future of Auckland’s transport systems – and maybe over the Council itself. More >>

Mayor’s Transport Plan under attack from all sides.

Friday, 12 June 2015, 11:47 am | No More Rates

The storm is gathering over the future of Auckland’s transport systems – and maybe over the Council itself More >>

Rejection of two SuperCities calls for rethink

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 3:10 pm | No More Rates

The back-down by the Local Government Commission [LGC] on a Wellington SuperCity is a significant victory for that region’s ratepayers. More >>

Transport levy is losing Mayor support

Friday, 15 May 2015, 10:26 am | No More Rates

Four Auckland Councillors, who last week voted in favour of a 9.9% rates increase, now want the budget reviewed because they feel the new transport levy will ‘add significantly to a level of rates that is already difficult’ for many ratepayers ... More >>

Auckland Council must cut expenditure on rail and drop levy

Monday, 11 May 2015, 9:09 am | No More Rates

Now that the Government has made it clear that it does not support Mayor Brown’s Transport Plan for Auckland he must drop the Transport Levy he wants to inflict on Auckland’s ratepayers. More >>

Auditor General asked to review new Transport Rate

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 4:00 pm | No More Rates

NoMoreRates has asked the Auditor General to review the consultation, or lack it, leading up to the decision by the Auckland Council today in impose a $99 ‘levy’ on every household on top of the already announced 2.5% rates increase. More >>

Demand for Mayor to put Central Rail Link on hold

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 10:07 am | No More Rates

NoMoreRates has written to Mayor Len Brown asking him to postpone work on the Central Rail Link project until full funding is securely in place, including Government’s half share of the cost. More >>

The Mayor is again proposing to spend more than affordable

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:42 pm | No More Rates

The Auckland Mayor’s budget is a smoke and mirrors exercise by lowering the rates increase from 3.5% to 2.5% - and then imposing a Targeted Transport fixed rate of $99 for residents and $159 for businesses. More >>

80% of Aucklanders don’t support 3.5% rates increase

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:59 am | No More Rates

Auckland Council has spent huge sums on a ‘consultation’ programme seeking citizen’s views on its 10-year budget of income and expenditure. More >>