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Tuesday, 11 March 2008

AUCKLAND RAISES RUBBISH CHARGES

The Auckland City Council has proposed raising the charge for rubbish collection this year from $195 to $222 (to pay for its flash, hi-tech recycling facility it says). It has also proposed raising the uniform annual general charge (UAGC) from $99 to $154. A combined rise of $82 in the fixed charges for residential properties outside the CBD.

The Thames-Coromandel District Council has also proposed raising its rubbish charge, from $102.72 to $109.16, which is an exorbitant $6.44 (ayone who does not have a rubbish collection does not, of course, pay anything).

(Please don't tell the people who think TCDC's rates are over the top and ACC's are far better.)