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

 


Ratepayers Ask Banks Not To Pay ARC Rates


Ratepayers asking banks to hold off adding unpaid ARC rates to mortgages.

'Rebellion' Asks Lending Banks Not To Pay Rates On Behalf Of Protesting Ratepayers.

What Is The Real Figure Of Ratepayers In Default On Rates?

We are faxing the CEOs of all the leading banks requesting them to take no action if the Auckland Regional Council advises them of unpaid rates on properties mortgaged to their banks.

Although the ARC can legally demand payments from the mortgagees it cannot do this before 1st November - but banks can offer to pay before that date if the ARC notifies them of a 'default'.

We are asking the banks not to take this option as most of those in default are making a deliberate and personal protest against the ARC rates policies by withholding all or part of their rates for 7 months after the date on which they were due to be paid.

Based on figures given by ARC officials two weeks ago on 4th February there are over 97,000 ratepayers who have withheld all or part of their rates bill.

We have asked ARC chair Gwen Bull to confirm this figure as ARC officials are now disputing the number of ratepayers in default.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

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>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news