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The PM, Deputy PM and Local Government Minister descend upon Blenheim for a local government conference, bearing a $2.5 billion carrot to incentivise councils to support their water reforms
15th Jul 21, 12:17pm
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The PM, Deputy PM and Local Government Minister descend upon Blenheim for a local government conference, bearing a $2.5 billion carrot to incentivise councils to support their water reforms
Department of Internal Affairs says new water entities will need to service between 600,000 and 800,000 people to achieve efficiency gains
1st Jul 21, 6:59am
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Department of Internal Affairs says new water entities will need to service between 600,000 and 800,000 people to achieve efficiency gains
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says review will focus on how New Zealand's system of local democracy needs to evolve over the next 30 years
23rd Apr 21, 10:43am
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Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says review will focus on how New Zealand's system of local democracy needs to evolve over the next 30 years
Guy Trafford finds that huge rates increases for 2021/22 and further out are coming, far in excess of of the large rises we have already had. Farmers are asking, what happened to the $100+ mln previously taken?
26th Mar 21, 1:46pm
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Guy Trafford finds that huge rates increases for 2021/22 and further out are coming, far in excess of of the large rises we have already had. Farmers are asking, what happened to the $100+ mln previously taken?
Commerce Commission says the Auckland Council potentially breached the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act in relation to its Retrofit Your Home Programme
24th Feb 21, 11:08am
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Commerce Commission says the Auckland Council potentially breached the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act in relation to its Retrofit Your Home Programme
Government puts deal on table for local authorities: You give up some of your autonomy and team up to meet new water standards, we help cover the costs
8th Jul 20, 12:03pm
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Government puts deal on table for local authorities: You give up some of your autonomy and team up to meet new water standards, we help cover the costs
Auckland Council's economists investigate the idea of changing the rating valuation process to focus solely on land values
3rd Jul 20, 9:41am
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Auckland Council's economists investigate the idea of changing the rating valuation process to focus solely on land values
Raf Manji on the lessons from Christchurch for a COVID-19 world, and a lesson from Japan pointing the way to fixing local government funding and building infrastructure
3rd May 20, 6:31am
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Raf Manji on the lessons from Christchurch for a COVID-19 world, and a lesson from Japan pointing the way to fixing local government funding and building infrastructure
Auckland Council faces massive drop in revenue due to the lockdown and the expected recession, proposes to broaden its rates deferral scheme for businesses and residents facing hardship
24th Apr 20, 5:45pm
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Auckland Council faces massive drop in revenue due to the lockdown and the expected recession, proposes to broaden its rates deferral scheme for businesses and residents facing hardship
Kirdan Lees says the idea of lower local government rates for everyone doesn’t stack up and cutting rates would ultimately be counterproductive, leading to deferral of capital investments
22nd Apr 20, 3:01pm
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Kirdan Lees says the idea of lower local government rates for everyone doesn’t stack up and cutting rates would ultimately be counterproductive, leading to deferral of capital investments
Auckland Council says the economic fallout from COVID-19 is threatening its ability to deliver a balanced budget and comply with its debt to revenue ratio policy
17th Apr 20, 9:34am
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Auckland Council says the economic fallout from COVID-19 is threatening its ability to deliver a balanced budget and comply with its debt to revenue ratio policy
Crown company borrows money for infrastructure from Crown entity at rate of 5.37% for the sake of keeping debt off government books, when the Government could've issued bonds at 3%
30th Nov 19, 10:28am
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Crown company borrows money for infrastructure from Crown entity at rate of 5.37% for the sake of keeping debt off government books, when the Government could've issued bonds at 3%
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will have his work cut out as his second term kicks off with plenty on the agenda
1st Nov 19, 10:14am
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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will have his work cut out as his second term kicks off with plenty on the agenda
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
30th Oct 19, 4:39pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
Auckland councillor Chris Darby says it's not just Council Controlled Organisations that should be reviewed
29th Oct 19, 4:32pm
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Auckland councillor Chris Darby says it's not just Council Controlled Organisations that should be reviewed
Auckland Council development agency Panuku highlights potential risks amidst a softening property market
24th Oct 19, 4:17pm
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Auckland Council development agency Panuku highlights potential risks amidst a softening property market
Demand for infrastructure on both sides of the Tasman could drive up the real cost of Auckland's light rail project
23rd Oct 19, 3:49pm
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Demand for infrastructure on both sides of the Tasman could drive up the real cost of Auckland's light rail project
The NZ Super Fund aligned NZ Infra hits back at critics and says it's on track to deliver its bid for an Auckland light rail network to the Government before Christmas
23rd Oct 19, 5:00am
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The NZ Super Fund aligned NZ Infra hits back at critics and says it's on track to deliver its bid for an Auckland light rail network to the Government before Christmas
Re-elected Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants a review of the Super City’s Council Controlled Organisations up and running before Christmas
15th Oct 19, 6:16am
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Re-elected Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants a review of the Super City’s Council Controlled Organisations up and running before Christmas
AUT's Julienne Molineaux says lack of interest in politics or local government and not having enough information are among the reasons for low turnout in local government elections
10th Oct 19, 4:32pm
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AUT's Julienne Molineaux says lack of interest in politics or local government and not having enough information are among the reasons for low turnout in local government elections
The NZTA's business case for a new Auckland harbour crossing now one step closer
9th Oct 19, 4:30pm
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The NZTA's business case for a new Auckland harbour crossing now one step closer
Clock ticking for people planning to vote in this year's local body elections as issue of online voting raises its head again
8th Oct 19, 2:40pm
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Clock ticking for people planning to vote in this year's local body elections as issue of online voting raises its head again
Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stephen Smith says shifting the Ports of Auckland to Northport could cost $20 billion and take 10 to 15 years
7th Oct 19, 4:41pm
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Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stephen Smith says shifting the Ports of Auckland to Northport could cost $20 billion and take 10 to 15 years
Closing the Ports of Auckland and moving its operations to Whangarei would cost $10.3 billion according to EY report  
4th Oct 19, 1:49pm
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Closing the Ports of Auckland and moving its operations to Whangarei would cost $10.3 billion according to EY report  
The Auckland Council has spent $134 million settling leaky building claims in 2018/19, $49 million over budget
3rd Oct 19, 4:05pm
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The Auckland Council has spent $134 million settling leaky building claims in 2018/19, $49 million over budget