Author Archives: Auckland Affordable

16 Apr
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Prices Only Going Up in Auckland

New figures showing Auckland’s median house price have reached a record high of $820,000 comes as no surprise to Affordable Auckland spokesman Stephen Berry. “As I stated in the beginning of March, house price inflation had only temporarily subsided while ...

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21 Mar
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Berry Withdraws and Endorses Palino

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has today announced that he will be withdrawing as a candidate from the 2016 local body elections. Stephen Berry says that when he announced he would run for the mayoralty in April 2015, he ...

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11 Mar
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Thomas’ Rates Freeze Thaws

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has labelled Mark Thomas’ latest policy announcement as disingenuous saying, “He promises to freeze rates for one year before making that conditional on the consultation process in the 2017/18 draft budget, while also advocating ...

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03 Mar
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Price Dip Only Temporary

Following the publishing of figures by Quotable Value showing Auckland house prices have reduced slightly for the third consecutive month, Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has said that he believes the slow-down to be temporary; a view shared by ...

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29 Feb
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More to Rates Than Just the Rate

Following John Palino’s official announcement that he intends to run again for the Auckland mayoralty, Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has called Palino’s pledge to cut rates by 10% over three years “refreshing.” Berry adds, “The three media favourites have tried ...

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01 Feb
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BERRY BACKS GOVERNMENT AGAINST NIMBY’S

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry is supporting the Government’s unusual step to join Auckland Council in fighting an attempt by residents in Three Kings to block a $1.2 billion development in the quarry. “Nimby’s and their desire to interfere ...

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28 Jan
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No Tolls on Existing Motorways

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry has categorically ruled out any support for tolls on existing motorways. “Len Brown and Auckland Council have already burdened ratepayers with a transport levy that was meant to replace the need for tolls. Now ...

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21 Jan
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Affordable Auckland’s Rates Revamp

Affordable Auckland Mayoral & Albany candidate Stephen Berry has today announced a revamp of the ticket’s rates policy. “We have started the campaign with a commitment to keep rates increases below inflation. However with inflation levels at historic lows, the ...

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08 Jan
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Advocates for the Poor Increase Poverty

Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry accepts that in Auckland, survival is becoming increasingly difficult for families on low incomes as housing and rental costs explode. “This is not the fault of landlords, foreign buyers or investors. The blame for the ...

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27 Dec
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Flower Show’s Hands in Your Pockets?

Kate Hillier is one of the organisers of a new flower show to be held at Bastion Park in November 2016. She has approached the ATEED (Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development) CCO for funding for the event. Affordable Auckland ...

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