Financial prudence conditions Auckland budget

Financial prudence conditions Auckland budget

Phil Goff Last week I announced my Mayoral Proposal for the 2020-2021 Annual Budget, which will build on the strong progress we have made investing in infrastructure, the environment and the community. Over the last year, Auckland Council delivered the largest ever annual capital programme of $2 billion, consented more than 14,000 new residential dwellings and achieved over 100 million…

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White Island eruption puts spotlight on Volcano Tourism

White Island eruption puts spotlight on Volcano Tourism

A Tourism Professor says that he has been told tour operators on Whakaari (White Island) are some of the most professional companies operating around volcanoes. Michael Leuck of Auckland University of Technology said, “Tour operators have very good guidelines and from everything I can hear, especially White Island Tours because they are experienced and have good safety checks. I have…

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Party funding must become public knowledge

Party funding must become public knowledge

Lyn Provost Transparency of political party funding is essential to provide clarity about who is influencing decision making. The lack of transparency is putting New Zealand’s reputation for strong integrity at serious risk. It erodes trust in our elected representatives, degrades our financial well- being, and impacts on our society and how it works together. Allegations published by Stuff.co.nz “NZ…

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