mayor Phil Goff

Auckland councillor Greg Sayers says “The pendulum has swung too far and a gross imbalance has appeared”

‘Time to stop siphoning rural ratepayers’ – Greg Sayers

Fri 18 Aug 12

“It is calculated exploitation and a secret nobody ever talks about,” says Greg Sayers.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff: “We need to show we will not buckle under the pressure from interest groups"

Auckland Council's infrastructure shortfall blows out by $3 billion

Thu 1 Jun 11

"Putting the shortfall on ratepayers is unthinkable," says Phil Goff.

Legal snags mount for Goff's proposed rates increase for hotels and motels

Mon 29 May 8

Adding a surcharge to cover council rates potentially breaches two acts.

SIGNIFICANT APPETITE: Despite global economies weakening private investors still want to increase their property portfolios

Beds the focus for global investors

Fri 10 Mar

Private commercial real estate investors globally are turning their eyes to “buildings with beds” as the industry delivered an unleveraged return of 6.3% over the past decade, rising to 9% a year over the five years to December 2015.

Pat Taylor

Motels likely to go under when hit with 150% plus Auckland Council rates rise

Fri 3 Mar

Auckland mayor Phil Goff’s plan to slap a 150% plus rates increase on the commercial accommodation sector to partly pay for the city’s growth agency Ateed will force many motels out of business.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board deputy chairman George Wood

Auckland Council urged to put out funding manifesto for political parties' bids

Mon 20 Feb

"No better time than the lead-up to the general election to prise lucrative promises from politicians" – George Wood

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