Len Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates
9 April 2014
Brown welcomes LGNZ review of rates
Mayor Len Brown has welcomed Local Government New
Zealand’s announcement of a review of local government
funding, to find a more sustainable funding model for the
Len Brown said:
“I have been advocating for
some time for a national discussion on alternatives to
rates. I’m delighted that LGNZ is now taking the lead on
“The current model of funding through rates
is intrinsically unfair.
“Now is the right time to look
seriously at alternatives that are more equitable and that
better reflect the complex funding challenges facing
Councils. In doing so we should not rule out any sensible
options, and draw on international experience of what works
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David Cunliffe And
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David Cunliffe met with the press today after Saturday’s disappointing election result for The Labour Party.
“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.
He felt that Labour needed to make improvements and take action: “We don’t need months to get feedback from members of the public, we've had a lot over the past 48 hours”. More>>
Update: After a seven hour caucus meeting David Cunliffe has announced Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as new party whips and said the Labour council will hold an independent review into the election result. He did not comment on any leadership vote.