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  1. #501
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    Actually, despite David's protestations, (about not posting more
    examples on PT of Council arrogance and malfeasance), I do hope
    that he is maintaining (adding to) an extensive e-file of all these
    egregious examples of abuse of authority. It could prove a useful
    resource, one day.
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    Improving efficiencies in local government

    Author:
    Linda O’Reilly, Partner: Resource Management & Local Government, Brookfields Lawyers


    Associated Event:
    Local Government Reform


    The local government efficiency taskforce is to address issues regarding streamlining and reducing costs of local government planning, consultation, and reporting. This paper explores the challenges these key areas present for local government and potential methods for improving efficiencies.
    Key points include:

    • Statutes both governing and duplicating reporting requirements
    • The impact of reform on current council plans including LTPs






    http://www.conferenz.co.nz/whitepape...=Videos-Papers

  3. #503
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    Another taskforce? Who will produce another report?

    Which the government will ignore?
    Squadly dinky do!

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    CONFERENCE TO EXAMINE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES
    In the midst of Auckland’s current housing crisis, our Auckland Branch is holding a one day conference to review the challenges and opportunities in the residential property sector and to help facilitate development.
    Issues to be addressed at the upcoming Residential Development Conference will include resource management and consenting challenges developers currently face, funding availability, ideal design, the real estate market and legal roadblocks.
    Presentations will be given by:
    Auckland Council chief executive, Doug McKay
    Martin Udale, director of Essentia Consulting
    Paul Bendall, national partner of development finance at BNZ
    Alan McMahon, Colliers International
    Evan Davies, Todd Property
    Debra Dorrington, partner, Alexander Dorrington Lawyers
    Sue Simons, partner, Berry Simons Law
    Pete Bossley, Bossley Architects
    This conference will be held on Wednesday 24 October at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland. For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit www.propertynz.co.nz


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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    Another taskforce? Which will produce another report?

    Which the government will ignore?
    Maybe not, David. Especially if it recommends
    more / newer national taxes of some sort.
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    Maccachic, that sounds quite interesting. Pity it's over $600 to attend.

    Also, I bet money Doug McKay doesn't front up. No way will he have the balls to do that.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    something that comes to my mind everytime i think of council's new building codes

    All government recommendations for best practice in health, education, and other aspects of intervention in our lives should be viewed through the filter of what a minimum wage worker could afford. If its not affordable, admit that and put it on a list of 'nice to have in the future'.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/...forced-to-save
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    interesting

    at 1 end of the country the elected councillors seem to be saying continual rates increases are unsustainable

    However, the discussion turned into a more general debate about rates increases, which some councillors said were unsustainable.

    Rates increased by 4.7 per cent for the 2012-13 financial year, having risen 4.6 per cent in 2011-12.

    Councillor Ian Pottinger said he supported the idea of the open day but wanted to see a forensic examination of expenditure to see where savings could be made.

    "A lot of people want us to do that," he said.

    Cr Boniface said big rates rises had to stop. "There have been heavy rates increases for the last eight years and they have got to come down."

    Councillor Carolyn Dean said savings needed to be ramped up. "The rates increases are not sustainable."

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-tim...w-what-it-does



    but at the other end of the country the deputy major seems to have quite different priorities

    Hulse, speaking this morning at an event to mark World Homeless Day in Auckland's Aotea Square, said social housing should be the top priority.

    "We need to make sure we don't lose our focus on social housing," she said.

    "It's wrong to sell social housing, it's wrong to say councils shouldn't be in the business of social housing, it's one of the most important things we can do."

    .... - supporting our community with mental health issues and funding for drug addiction services.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/loca...-housing-first


    i don't seem to remember brown's team running on that ticket

    "send us your druggies, send us your crazies

    we will house and treat them all for free

    no matter what it costs our rate payers"
    Last edited by eri; 10-10-2012 at 08:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    Hulse, speaking this morning at an event to mark World Homeless Day in Auckland's Aotea Square, said social housing should be the top priority.

    "We need to make sure we don't lose our focus on social housing," she said.

    "It's wrong to sell social housing, it's wrong to say councils shouldn't be in the business of social housing, it's one of the most important things we can do."

    .... - supporting our community with mental health issues and funding for drug addiction services.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/loca...-housing-first
    Councils should never provide social housing.
    They just aren't equipped to do that job.
    Leave it for central government.
    Councils should stick to their knitting - providing services for their ratepayers (property owners).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    Councils should stick to their knitting - providing services for their ratepayers (property owners).
    Parks surrounded by security so that only property owners are admitted.
    How novel.


 

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