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


Rates Rebate policies update

Mon, 31 May 2004

Rates Rebate policies update

A short update about a number of rates rebate schemes or rates policies available to low income ratepayers who CANNOT AFFORD to pay their local authority annual rates.

Councils Across Auckland A) We have contacted all Council's across the Auckland region and asked for information related to ratepayers on low/fixed incomes who CANNOT AFFORD to pay their annual rates (a separate issue from ratepayers who voluntarily withhold payment under the rates revolt banner).

B) All Councils have responded and information will be forwarded in due course.

Central Government C) We intend to arrange a meeting with WINZ management as soon as possible to find out about Cullen's recent Budget announcement and gauge Government's level of support for struggling ratepayers (I understand that WINZ officers have not received yet official papers from Government).

Community Groups D) Grey Power will contribute to the Rates Rebate Newsletter (Don Chapman, National Vice-Pres.) and will post a copy of the quarterly magazine to us which will include advice for members (which we will pass on to you). Don will also send a motion passed by Grey Power's national board. I expect to receive this around early June.

E) Residents Action Movement (RAM) will be asked to contribute to the newsletter.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>


Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>


RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>


'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>





Featured InfoPages