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Subdued inflation

Mayor Len Brown

Mayor Len Brown

Annual inflation is expected to bottom out at 0.2%. ? That’s 0.2% for the whole year. ? And guess what is largely responsible for that small increase?

The consumers price index fell to 0.2 percent in the third quarter from 0.4 percent three months earlier, according to a Reuters survey.

The annual rate may also have slowed to 0.2 percent, the figures scheduled for release on Friday are expected to show. Read more »

Len Brown’s true legacy? Recall elections

No matter what political persuasion you hail from, there will be few that think Auckland Council are acting responsibly and are doing a good job. ?Duncan Garner piles in:

For a man that promised to keep it at 2.5% – this is a deeply embarrassing day for Brown.

And what?s worse, the poorest people will suffer the most.

The suburbs of Otara and Papatoetoe will pay an average 16.9 per cent rates increase, Beach Haven, and Glenfield 16.1 per cent and New Lynn and Avondale 15.7 per cent.

The new rates increases includes a targeted rate to improve transport. And it?s true Auckland is stuffed on that front and it needs a series of expensive transport solutions.

But Brown was never upfront about how he was ever going to pay for these solutions. Today it?s all been revealed. We?re all going to pay ? and we?re all not quite sure what we?re getting.

Brown has billions and billions of council assets that he is refusing to sell to pay for the city’s transport needs. ? He’s already been told he’s no longer allowed to borrow more. ?So no asset sales, no loans, no help from central government, he’s only got one place left to go: ?your pockets. ? Read more »

Lascivious lying lecher Len leeches loot

Mayor Len Brown

Mayor Len Brown

Len Brown just doesn’t care anymore. ?He’s coming for more money, against everyone’s wishes.

Auckland’s mayor says he thinks a transport levy would be going ahead after a council meeting today.

Len Brown told Newstalk ZB a transport levy would form part of the 10-year budget due to be signed off at council today.

“It’s not so much around whether we’ll do the levy, but how much the levy should be,” he said. Read more »

Tuesday General Debate

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New Zealand should introduce Recall Elections to remove incompetent politicians