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  •   Home > News > Politics

    Auckland Council is going back to its original plan for rates increases

    Auckland Council is going back to its original plan for rates increases


    It's set to push ahead with a 3.5 percent rates rise, to help deal with the city's ever-worsening drought and make up for a shortfall in other revenue.

    The council had previously been considering a 2.5 percent rates rise.

    Mayor Phil Goff says the higher rates rise is supported by all local boards and most councillors.

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