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Council Receives Rate in Full

Council Receives Rate in Full

High Court action has been averted in a dispute between Waitakere City Council and the New Zealand Defence Forces.

After some two years of wrangling over unpaid rates on houses it owns on the Whenuapai and Hobsonville Airbases, defence has paid in full.

The dispute began when NZ Defence stopped paying the uniform general charge on the properties in 2001 and 2002.

However on last Friday (June 20), the amount outstanding ($639,195.76) was paid.Jo

The Council had threatened to take the Defence Forces to court over the issue but legal action has now been dropped.

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