Where is the action I see yet another housing taskforce has been set up to solve the housing crisis. From Radio New Zealand: Auckland crisis working group seeks fix … Continue reading More Chit Chat: Another Housing Taskforce Gathers to Solve Auckland’s Housing Crisis…
Will it happen or will it not? Today is Tuesday the day after Auckland Anniversary where most of the population in New Zealand gets an extra day’s Summer holiday. … Continue reading The Age of the City Continues. 2018 Marks Next Phase of Auckland’s Evolution – (a Brief Look into 2018)
Some picks for 2018 If 2017 was the year change was going to sweep through (#SummerSeries 17/18 – The Year That Was 2017) then 2018 will be the year of … Continue reading #SummerSeries 17/18 – What Lies Ahead in 2018
What will we invest it on? From the Office of the Mayor Phil Goff AKL Mayor’s 10 Year Budget boosts infrastructure spending to deliver world class Auckland Increasing infrastructure … Continue reading Mayor Goff Introduces First 10-Year Budget Proposal (The 2018-2028 Long Term Plan). New Targeted Rates Likely
Doing the business Given there seems to be a bit of chatter around ATEED’s expenses (again) and now one on staff travel (I am neutral on this providing a … Continue reading Council Continues to Streamline Procuement in Benefit of Auckland
Council in good finance shape Note: OPEX means operating expenditure – your bread and butter stuff running a Council, CAPEX is Capital Expenditure – investment into things most often … Continue reading Auckland Council Posts $340m OPEX Surplus
Waiting on actual leadership with the Long Term Plan A Long Term Plan is a 10 year budget documents that indicate revenue and expenditure guides for Councils as required … Continue reading Goff Stating the Obvious with the Long Term Plan. Action Needed!
Lessons from 2014 and 2015 still not being learnt Yes I penned together an opinion piece for the Auckland community papers (Western Leader, Manukau Courier etc) on why the … Continue reading Housing, Jobs, Special Housing Areas, Infrastructure and Dumb Planning. A Redux!
Budget and ATEED Tax Passes From the Office of Mayor Phil Goff Mayor welcomes adoption of annual budget Auckland Council’s Governing Body today voted to formally adopt Mayor Phil … Continue reading Annual Plan (Budget) Ratified by Auckland Council
Joyce’s 1960’s mindset harming Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Tauranga I see Finance Minister Steven Joyce is continuing his appalling obstructionist attitude since he was a Transport Minister towards the … Continue reading Finance Minister’s Appalling Obstructionist Attitude Continues to Hamper Upper North Island