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Tuesday, 11 March 2008

RAKINO'S RATES TAKE

Here are the total rates taken off Rakino Island (excluding GST), supplied by Auckland City Council--under the Local Government Official Information & Meetings Act. Why does even a member of the Waiheke Community Board have to use LGOIMA to prise such figures out of the empire? Rakino comes within Waiheke's bailiwick, and s52 of the Local Government Act 2002 says community boards have to keep an overview of what is going on. How is that possible without knowing the numbers. They should be supplied without asking, as a matter of course.

2005-2006 $115,405
2006-2007 $181,055 (a rise of 56.89%)
2007-2008 $192,216 (a rise of 6.16%)