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Auckland Council correcting minor issue on rates resolution

Media release

29 July 2014

Auckland Council correcting minor issue on rates resolution – no change to rates bills

Auckland Council is correcting a minor technical issue in the setting of this year’s rates.

At the 26 June Governing Body meeting, the Council voted to set its rates immediately prior to adopting the Annual Plan, rather than immediately after as required by the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.

To remove any potential ambiguity created by this issue, Auckland Council’s Governing Body will be asked to repeat its 2014-15 rates resolutions as part of its ordinary meeting on 14 August.

The resolution will not change rates as set on 26 June, and there will be no change to what appears on people’s rates bills.

A Council spokesperson said:

“Unfortunately the ordering of the agenda was not strictly in line with what is required by the Act. This resolution will remove any potential ambiguity this may have created. It will have no impact on the rates that were set by Council.”

Auckland Council will publish a notice in the New Zealand Herald tomorrow, pursuant to section 119 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.

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