Auckland

TPP relocation will cost ratepayers at least $500,000

Press Release – Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says its over-the-top Auckland Council is telling ratepayer-funded staff to stay away and flexi-work on Thursday 4 February due to imminent protests around SkyCity next door to Auckland Councils HQ in Federal …

Gordon Campbell On Turkey And Russia

Column – Gordon Campbell So why did Turkey shoot down that Russian plane? According to the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, it was all about Turkey (a) being hand in glove with Islamic State in general, and (b) wanting to protect the lucrative joint Turkish/Islamic State …

Why can’t they just do their jobs?

Press Release – Affordable Auckland Spending $25,000 on an artificial beach pales in comparison to what it costs to run a Council committee meeting. At $20,000 an hour ratepayers expect to get value for money, says Affordable Auckland Albany candidate Stephen Berry. They didnt …

Councillors shouldn’t entertain TPPA stunt

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is telling Auckland Council to stick to its knitting after todays Regional Strategy and Policy Committee was hijacked by Councillor Wayne Walker who put forward a Notice of Motion with a number of recommendations …

Anti-TPPA Citizens to Join Key and Groser for Lunch

Press Release – TPPA Auckland Call to Action Group Auckland citizens who are concerned that Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations may conclude within a fortnights time in Atlanta, US, will today join Prime Minister John Key and Trade Minister Tim Groser at Titirangi Golf Club for John Keys Spring …