Claims that home building costs will drop with changes to developers’ contributions are balderdash,” says New Zealand First Spokesman on Local Government, Andrew Williams.
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Rates are a large and often dreaded bill for many home owners, especially those on fixed incomes, says New Zealand First Spokesperson on Local Government Andrew Williams.
Andrew Williams will be attending the Local Government New Zealand Conference 2014 on Monday 21 July 2014 at the Rutherford Hotel, Nelson.
Local Democracy Coalition Political Panel
Wednesday 4 June, 2.45pm
Tawa Room, Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Put the ‘Local’ Back Into ‘Local Government’
I take a call on behalf of New Zealand First on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3). New Zealand has two tiers of government: central government and local government.
It has always been clear to me that this National Government hates local government. It always seeks to diminish it. It always seeks to micro-control it. It always seeks to castrate local democracy in democracy making.
I rise to take a call on behalf of New Zealand First on the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill in its third reading. New Zealand First does have some real concerns in relation to this legislation, and we will not be supporting it.
It’s time for political leaders to listen to the people and desist from imposing their will to force through change, says New Zealand First spokesperson for Local Government Andrew Williams.
I had to pull out my handkerchief in the last couple of minutes of that particular speech, to wipe away the tears of laughter.
I take a call on behalf of New Zealand First on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3).
The arguments sweeping Auckland over the responsibility for cutting the grass on the road side outside houses shows that the “Super City” is still a collection of arguing villages, says New Zealand First local government spokesperson Andrew Willia
“Thousands of residents may have been put off voting in the Christchurch local government elections because of an error in the pamphlet telling people how to vote,” says New Zealand First Local Government spokesperson Andrew Williams.