The current Council Rates Survey is Flawed and Biased. At a time of Covid, more jobless ratepayers, angst about Council salaries, general Council incompetence, money wasted on vanity and ego projects, it is an insult that Council wants more of your money.
The best survey to fill out with a more appropriate list of options is:
The Council survey (with the biased options) is at:
The survey is seriously flawed in that it does not have an option of 'NO RATES INCREASES' and very biased (like so many other Council surveys) to direct ratepayers to a predertmined outcome that will allow Goff and his Councillors to proudly state that 'a majority support a rates increase'.
Here is the first question in the survey:
Which increase do you support?
-2.5 per cent average general rates increase
- 3.5 per cent average general rates increase
- I don't know
My advice - tick 'I don't know' - and then tell the Council in the supporting box that you DONT WANT A RATES INCREASE and why.
If you want - also go to the Council complaints and register the fact that the survey is Biased and Flawed.
We've got an open day for Year 7 2021 on Wednesday the 29th July 9:30 - 11:00am or 6:00 - 7:30pm. The vision for our school is simple, “To value diversity and to develop curious, confident and connected learners”.
A small number of places have become available to out-of-zone students in Year 7 for enrolment in 2021. The closing date for out-of-zone applications is Wednesday 2nd September 1pm.
If more applications are received than places available, a ballot will be held on or before the 9th September 2020.
This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing email@example.com, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.
This is the changing face of housing in our suburbs as determined by Auckland's Unitary Plan. But this pioneering project in Sandringham is for renters, not buyers.