Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


85,000 Ratepayers Have Not Paid Their ARC Rates

More Than 85,000 Ratepayers Have Not Paid Their ARC Rate Demands.

ARC FINANCIAL REPORT TOTALLY INCOMPREHENSIBLE

Figures issued by the Auckland Regional Council today indicate that more than 85,000 ratepayers have not paid their rates as at today's date.

This represents a huge personal protest by individual ratepayers.

We are also totally confused by the ARC's Monthly Financial Reporting system which will be totally incomprehensible to the average ratepayer.

We find it difficult to equate figures reported earlier and these latest figures.

In consequence we are seeking an urgent meeting with ARC chair Gwen Bull and her financial officers to obtain clarity.

If we cannot do that we shall refer the matter to the Audit-General for investigation.

The ARC also said today it will take no legal action against non-payers until January next year, and only then after referring that matter back to elected members for decision.

Also today we are receiving calls from some ratepayers who did pay by their due dates but have been sent 'penalty' letters.

We believe that is yet another example of substantial inaccuracies in the ARC's $6.5 million computer services contract.

The ARC rates process appears to be descending into total chaos.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news