Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Immigration Policy Blamed For Rates Hike


Media Release

17 July 2003

Immigration Policy Blamed For Rates Hike

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has pointed out the recent rates hike by the Auckland Regional Council means that ratepayers are now paying for the Government’s stupid immigration policy.

“The ARC has been flooded by calls after increasing rates by 200 percent or more to help meet extra transport and infrastructure costs, but it is the Government which should be doing the explaining,” said Mr Peters.

“The Government has been colonising Auckland with hundreds of thousands of immigrants over the past four years and is leaving local people to pay the bills for this madness.

“As well as the transport system being in disarray, house prices are being pushed up, health services strained to the limit, education suffering, and a wave of imported crime is stretching police resources.

“Auckland is under siege and it is only a matter of time before this Government’s immigration policy will start seriously damaging other regions as well,” said Mr Peters.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news