Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy would cause “unprecedented” redundancies, jeopardise projects and flout direct advice from the Government.
The authority also faces borrowing more than $100m over the next two years to pay for its coronavirus response and make up for an expected $61.8m in lost dividends from the trading companies it owns.
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This appears to be dangerous and unwarranted behaviour by police...
WHY...WHY....would you drive a police car onto the footpath to chase something that can't go very fast and isn't going to get away?
The police should have kept their car on the road, and jumped out and just stopped the golf cart.
Talk about cowboys!!