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Hide Supports 'No More Rates' Petition

Hide Supports 'No More Rates' Petition

Rodney Hide Friday, 25 August 2006 Press Releases - Local Government

ACT Leader Rodney Hide, the promoter of a Bill to cap increases in council rates, has said he will support a petition on rates from the campaign.

"The public are crying out for rates relief, and want to have their say to Parliament", Mr Hide said.

"As yet, the government's promised inquiry has no terms of reference, no report back date, and no one is responsible.

"There hasn't even been a guarantee that the inquiry will hear public submissions.

"Parliament has had an opportunity to take immediate action, by capping rates before an inquiry started.

"Since New Zealand First voted my Bill down, I will help promote this petition, so that people can have input into how local government is funded.


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