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  1. Now and again I offer insights into how Local...

    Now and again I offer insights into how Local Government works and the effects of the RMA. My general approach is the we are all part of our local Government and we all need to be informed and...
  2. The previous post by JTB has got to be the most...

    The previous post by JTB has got to be the most outrageous 'advice' I have ever seen on this forum. It is wrong, misleading and simply illegal..

    1. If part of the concrete floor has been damp...
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    A Council boss is allways refered to as the Chief...

    A Council boss is allways refered to as the Chief executive .. not the Chief executive officer .. I don't know why.
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    Any restriction on elected members talking with...

    Any restriction on elected members talking with staff is set by the CE. There is no other restriction.
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    Exactly ... Mayor doesnt trust the Councillors? ...

    Exactly ... Mayor doesnt trust the Councillors? So the Chairman of the board wont trust the other board members in a billion $ enterprise ? Why the hell are the shareholders putting up with this?
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    I often wonder why ratepayers will not carry any...

    I often wonder why ratepayers will not carry any responsibility for anything Council does or doesn't do? Not just Tauranga but every where. Ratepayers maintain a division between Council and...
  7. http://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Images/...

    http://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Images/Auckland%20Unitary%20Plan%20Operative/Chapter%20H%20Zones/H5%20Residential%20-%20Mixed%20Housing%20Urban%20Zone.pdf

    Two dwellings are permitted in...
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    If you want to know why Council resource consents...

    If you want to know why Council resource consents and building permits cost so much and cause high house build costs.. have a look at this:
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    Try buying a bottle of mineral water and...

    Try buying a bottle of mineral water and distilling that! 4 x as much crap left over..
    Most municipal water is higher quality than bottled drinking water which doesn't have to meet the Drinking...
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    It says single unit(S) as in more than one. So...

    It says single unit(S) as in more than one. So there are 2 units and the bach (if there is one) is not part of either unit?

    These will have separate titles under the unit titles act? You can buy...
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    Hmm .. My CC (mastercard/Westpac) is setup to...

    Hmm .. My CC (mastercard/Westpac) is setup to automatically pay the amount owing as at 20th from my 'cheque' account. I don't even get CC statements anymore? I just look it up on line and print out...
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    Yes .. the Building Act is more site specific and...

    Yes .. the Building Act is more site specific and the BA and RMA certainly overlap. Natural Hazards are a good example.

    But to get back to the thread. This situation is more common then you...
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    Its an RMA matter not a building act matter...

    Its an RMA matter not a building act matter unless the building is not to code? There is a great deal on confusion out there concerning this. I use this as very general rule of thumb:

    The...
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    I think we have become addicted to trinkets/toys....

    I think we have become addicted to trinkets/toys. We have become consumers on steroids paying for it all with debt, The lure has been too much and we have given away our country to prop up our...
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    Meehole...You might be better working on your...

    Meehole...You might be better working on your understanding of the RMA and the Auckland Unitary Plan rather than the Building Act. Look up side yard encroachment and daylight plane amongst other...
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    Where on earth do people get this nonsense from?...

    Where on earth do people get this nonsense from?




    ROFLMAO!
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    In simpler language..Its a resource consent (Land...

    In simpler language..Its a resource consent (Land use) (for a particular activity that we are not privy to), that allows for a building subject to building consent, and imposes at least one condition...
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    No JTB .. you are the one confusing the terms .....

    No JTB .. you are the one confusing the terms .. A leasehold interest is created when a fee simple land owner enters into an agreement or contract called a ground lease with a lessee... Therefore...
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    Are you sure? So if I lease a block of land off...

    Are you sure? So if I lease a block of land off you title to that land is transferred to me? Wow.. I would just sell it!

    Or could it be that the leasee is recorded on the Councils rating...
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    Ah .. now I have got it.. I was looking at this...

    Ah .. now I have got it.. I was looking at this real nice super yacht for sale .. only $13 M ... I thought to my self "I cant afford that" but as you rightly point out the problem is my income!! ...
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    The definition of a housing bubble seems complex...

    The definition of a housing bubble seems complex if you go by this explanation..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_estate_bubble

    If you apply the indicators in this article then we are clearly...
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    As I said ... Plenty of tightly shut eyes around...

    As I said ... Plenty of tightly shut eyes around but its real. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_property_bubble
    The only question is will it ever burst or can we all keep it inflated...
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    We can all see it coming and some will get off...

    We can all see it coming and some will get off the tracks in time. Others will be unable to and simply shut their eyes and pretend it wont happen.
    This bubble should have popped naturally many years...
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    Land use consents (which is what we are talking...

    Land use consents (which is what we are talking about?) are attached to the land/on the title to which they relate.. A consent ( say to erect a building or dwell on the land or discharge to...
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    Oh .. Fluoridation .. Sorry didn't see that .. ...

    Oh .. Fluoridation .. Sorry didn't see that ..

    This is an extract from the National Fluoridation information service ..



    We get beaten up over this stuff all the time.

    That latest one...
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