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Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
23rd Feb 24, 12:54pm
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Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
21st Feb 24, 6:51am
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Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
13th Feb 24, 9:41pm
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The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
10th Feb 24, 9:20am
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Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
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Auckland's 11.5 cent fuel tax will be replaced with toll roads, congestion charging, and targeted property taxes
8th Feb 24, 12:56pm
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Auckland's 11.5 cent fuel tax will be replaced with toll roads, congestion charging, and targeted property taxes
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
21st Nov 23, 3:46pm
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
Wellington Council votes to spend another $147m restoring a town hall but economic consultants warn it may struggle to afford it
25th Oct 23, 5:10pm
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Wellington Council votes to spend another $147m restoring a town hall but economic consultants warn it may struggle to afford it
Parliament passes law to reform New Zealand's water supply system, Nats & Act vow to repeal it
16th Aug 23, 3:27pm
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Parliament passes law to reform New Zealand's water supply system, Nats & Act vow to repeal it
A lack of trust and inadequate funding means there need to be many changes to local government, according to a specialist panel
21st Jun 23, 1:23pm
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A lack of trust and inadequate funding means there need to be many changes to local government, according to a specialist panel
Timothy Welch says National’s housing u-turn promotes urban sprawl from which cities and ratepayers will pick up the bill
3rd Jun 23, 9:21am
by Guest
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Timothy Welch says National’s housing u-turn promotes urban sprawl from which cities and ratepayers will pick up the bill
Government's 'Affordable Water Reform' gives councils more control but could reduce the efficiencies of scale
14th Apr 23, 8:34am
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Government's 'Affordable Water Reform' gives councils more control but could reduce the efficiencies of scale
Revamped Three Waters to create 10 water management entities in an effort to give local governments more influence over massive infrastructure upgrades
13th Apr 23, 12:24pm
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Revamped Three Waters to create 10 water management entities in an effort to give local governments more influence over massive infrastructure upgrades
Auckland Council puts Auckland Airport sell-off advisor on 'pause'
15th Mar 23, 6:59am
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Auckland Council puts Auckland Airport sell-off advisor on 'pause'
Vote now! Or you'll get more noise (and stench, or water-borne illness) gifted to you from local government
27th Sep 22, 10:44am
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Vote now! Or you'll get more noise (and stench, or water-borne illness) gifted to you from local government
Canterbury ratepayers risk paying the price twice if Tarras airport takes off
9th Sep 22, 10:16am
by Guest
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Canterbury ratepayers risk paying the price twice if Tarras airport takes off
Auditor General skewers Three Waters' lack of accountability to locals, exposing the plan to solve Aotearoa-NZ's infrastructure funding problem (without a proper debate) as too clever for its own good
9th Aug 22, 3:57pm
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Auditor General skewers Three Waters' lack of accountability to locals, exposing the plan to solve Aotearoa-NZ's infrastructure funding problem (without a proper debate) as too clever for its own good
Bernard Hickey suggests a bipartisan deal to ensure any decision to unleash a migration surge happens as well as the long-required surge in infrastructure investment
16th Jul 22, 9:30am
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Bernard Hickey suggests a bipartisan deal to ensure any decision to unleash a migration surge happens as well as the long-required surge in infrastructure investment
Both parties assume New Zealand must keep tax and net debt around 30% of GDP. Bernard Hickey argues this assumption underpins the fatally flawed model NZ Inc is addicted to
12th Jul 22, 7:04pm
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Both parties assume New Zealand must keep tax and net debt around 30% of GDP. Bernard Hickey argues this assumption underpins the fatally flawed model NZ Inc is addicted to
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Government says local council ownership and strengthened local voice locked in as it accepts majority of Three Waters Working Group recommendations
29th Apr 22, 11:00am
by admin
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Government says local council ownership and strengthened local voice locked in as it accepts majority of Three Waters Working Group recommendations
Auckland Council's operating budget under pressure, cuts to services looming
13th Apr 22, 12:18pm
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Auckland Council's operating budget under pressure, cuts to services looming
Latest Auckland rating value increases range from 15% in the Waitemata Ward to 59% on Aotea/Great Barrier Island
8th Mar 22, 10:54am
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Latest Auckland rating value increases range from 15% in the Waitemata Ward to 59% on Aotea/Great Barrier Island
S&P's Martin Foo says NZ councils have largely fared well in the Covid-era but infrastructure deficits may prove challenging
3rd Feb 22, 11:29am
by Guest
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S&P's Martin Foo says NZ councils have largely fared well in the Covid-era but infrastructure deficits may prove challenging
We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
2nd Dec 21, 10:07am
by Toby Allen
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We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
Government takes heavy-handed approach, requiring councils to transfer ownership of their water assets to four new water entities
27th Oct 21, 10:35am
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Government takes heavy-handed approach, requiring councils to transfer ownership of their water assets to four new water entities
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