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AC Representative Competence

As a ratepayer I never cease to be amazed by the financial naivety of some of my “representatives”. It is my contention that all candidates for election to the position of local board member or councillor should have to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Mangere Community Health Trust

The Mangere Community Health Trust (MCHT) is in trouble. Section 41 of the Charities Act requires the filing of Annual Returns. The last Financial Annual Return it filed was on 17 December 2014. This represented the Financial Accounts to 30 … Continue reading

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Auckland Council Petty Bureaucracy

BLOCKING OF EMAILS In February 2013, I became aware my emails to elected representatives had been blocked for 8 months. I addressed a full council meeting on the matter on 28 February 2013. https://accountabilitynz.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/auckland-council-censorship-2/ At the meeting, it was moved … Continue reading

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AC Unreasonable Customer Complainants

On 22 September 2016 the Chief Executive of Auckland Council placed severe restrictions on my ability to communicate with Auckland Council. Here is a chronology of what has taken place leading up to those restrictions and what has taken place … Continue reading

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Auckland Council Local Boards

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” There are arguments over who first made this statement so I have not attributed it. Does your Local Board reflect the views of ratepayers? Here are two extracts from the minutes of the … Continue reading

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Auckland Council’s Expensive IT System

  In February 2012 it was reported in the Herald that Deloitte led a consortium that was paid about $27 million in consultancy fees as part of a basic $54 million computer system to get the Auckland Council up and … Continue reading

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Waitakere Grey Power

MY COMMENTS ON MEETING 29 March 2017 RATES My concern is that rates have grown at a rapid rate in recent years. For me, I have no mortgage on my own home, but there are a number of superannuitants who … Continue reading

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