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  •   Home > News > Politics

    The Mayor of Lower Hutt says the council's latest budget is one of the most challenging long term plans, to pull together

    The Mayor of Lower Hutt says the council's latest budget is one of the most challenging long term plans, to pull together


    The Hutt City Council is proposing a 16.9 percent rates revenue increase - starting in July.

    Mayor Campbell Barry says there's a need to front up to challenges of decades of under-investment.

    He says they're trying to strike the right balance, knowing any cost increase is not going to be welcomed.

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    Health & Safety:
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    Politics:
    Labour Party Leader Chris Hipkins says charter schools are the wrong way to address outlying students 18:57

    Tennis:
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    Rugby:
    The Southern Steel are celebrating their second win of the ANZ Premiership netball season - leaping off the bottom of the ladder with a 47-43 win over the Mystics in Dunedin 18:27

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors have again shuffled their side for tonight's NRL match against the Dolphins with fullback Taine Tuaupiki another game-day withdrawal 18:07

    Rugby:
    Finals footy awaits for the Highlanders, confirming their spot in the quarter-finals with a 39-3 romp over the Fijian Drua in Dunedin 17:27

    Business:
    The Finance Minister is playing down any major surprises in this week's Budget 17:27

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors have been forced into further changes to their matchday squad to face the Dolphins tonight at Mount Smart 16:57

    Basketball:
    A furious late rally has seen the Boston Celtics haul in the Indiana Pacers in game three of the NBA's eastern conference finals and move to within a win of making the Championship series 16:37

    International:
    British PM Rishi Sunak announces plan to bring back mandatory national service 16:17


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