Get a load of this rates bill…only a 404.8% increase

via the tipline:

See attached screen shot from my rates bill for a car park.
That’s right, a car park…

car park rates v2-1

rates on a car park...

Lucky for the 10%  cap for this rates increase. But what happens at the end of the transition period. This ratepayer is still going to suffer a massive jump at the end of the transition period. The Auckland Council website has the bad news:

For the 2013/2014 rating year, your rates increase will be capped at 10 per cent of your 2012/2013 rates amount (including transition adjustment).

For the 2014/2015 rating year, your rates increase will be capped at 10 per cent of your 2013/2014 rates amount (including transition adjustment).

All ratepayers will be transitioned to their new rates amount in the 2015/2016 rating year.

When is Len Brown going to come clean on the real rates increases his council is stiffing us all for?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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