Another reason Len Brown is a useless mayor (as if we needed more reasons)

He’s done nothing about the rest of NZ troughing it up at Auckland’s expense

Far from being a financial drain on the rest of the country, Auckland gets back less government money for each of its residents than most other regions.

Aucklanders received almost $1000 less core Crown funding in 2011-2012 than an average of $17,826 spent on each New Zealander, according to a Government-commissioned study.

The study, by the NZ Institute for Economic Research, calculated that Auckland received government goods and services worth $25.4 billion.

Although that was 32 per cent of a national spend of $79 billion, it was against Auckland’s 34 per cent share of New Zealand’s population.  

Each Aucklander received an average of just $16,839 – a figure exceeded by every region except Tasman in the South Island, where $16,555 was spent on each resident.

Instead of getting stuck into the Government for this outrageous imbalance, he’s actually shining their nobs!

Auckland Mayor Len Brown said the Government was making a substantial capital investment in the Super City, where he is up for re-election today, but that still left a major funding gap from 2016.

“So both Auckland and the Government need to look at how that gap can be filled,” he said.

All Len wants to do is spend money.

He really needs to be removed from the chance of doing so…   but unfortunately he’s getting another 3 years to do more damage.


Source:  NZ Herald

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