37 days ago

Poll: Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

It's been 10 years since Auckland's new super-city was formed, forged from eight legacy councils.

For Aucklanders who have lived through the massive overhaul, do you think local government is running more smoothly?

Auckland Council's first year was far from smooth with the Occupy protest, the Rugby World Cup opening night transport debacle, a battle with central government over funding the inner-city rail loop, and a contest of wills over delegating powers to local boards and council-controlled organisations.

Auckland's inaugural super mayor Len Brown hailed it a success.

"Generally 2011 has been a good first year for the council, " Brown said in 2012.

"We've brought the region together... At the same time we have driven $81 million in efficiencies and reduced the inherited 9.3 per cent rates increase down to 3.9 per cent."

The boundaries of the new super city were unveiled in 2010.

Super city Auckland was divided into 13 wards with 21 local boards.

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Auckland's super-city: One decade on: Is local government running more efficiently?
  • 7.1% Yes
    7.1% Complete
  • 92.9% No
    92.9% Complete
1491 votes
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3 days ago

Would you pay $3.50 to enter the CBD by car - and again to leave?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The shape of a possible congestion charging scheme has become clearer today with the release of the officials' report. Would you get out of your car ? Read the story below:

4 hours ago

Would you pay 44 cents a week for more climate change action?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Auckland Council and the Government have declared climate emergencies. But the proposed 10 year budget, spruns a bolder action programme that would cost 44 cents a week more per ratepayer. Do you agree? Read the story below:

3 days ago

Poll: Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Drivers could be taxed $3.50 to enter the CBD during peak hour.

The congestion charge of up to $3.50 could be implemented within three years under a proposal unveiled by officials.

It is hoped a congestion charge would spur people to leave their cars behind but there are concerns those who are less well off could feel the pinch.

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Do you agree with the proposed congestion charge of $3.50?
  • 20.4% Yes
    20.4% Complete
  • 72.3% No
    72.3% Complete
  • 7.3% Undecided. It's too complex.
    7.3% Complete
1074 votes