council rates

Penny Bright pulls a “Dotcom” to delay the sale of her house


The District Court today adjourned Auckland Council’s application for summary judgment against Penny Bright for unpaid rates, totalling $34,182.51, until 21 December.

The adjournment was on the basis that Ms Bright advised the court that she did not recall receiving a supporting affidavit from Council.

Auckland Council stated in court that it was inconceivable the affidavit had not been included in the bundle of documents served by the process server on Ms Bright in May, particularly when Ms bright confirmed in court that she had received a number of the other documents in that bundle. Read more »

“…condescending piece of drivel…”

ACC rates process

ACC rates process

Hi again Cam,

Am I the only person in Auckland to be offended by this condescending piece of drivel from the council, exhorting me to set up a direct debit for my rates on the premise that all ratepayers are incompetent and late payers?

Like hell they are getting my money before the date it is due or having unlimited access to my banking.

What a liberty insinuating that ratepayers are going to come up with a ‘dog ate my homework excuse’ for not paying up.

Everyone I know in this city is struggling to foot the bill for very basic services and the dubious privilege of having a pillock at the helm.

Who the hell authorized this smart-arsed advertising smarm? ? Read more »