Going going …

NewstalkZB reports:

Veteran Auckland activist Penny Bright will refuse to leave her house, despite losing a court battle to keep it over unpaid rates.

The High Court has confirmed Auckland Council can sell her Kingsland home to recover unpaid rates and penalties dating back more than 10 years.

The sale date is the 24th of April, but Bright says she’s not going anywhere.  

“I am fighter, I am scrapper, and that what I’m fighting for is not just for me. I’m fighting for the lawful transparency in public spending.”

And the Council is fighting for its lawful revenue.

Bright stopped paying rates in 2007 and as of June 2015, owed the council just over $34,000 in unpaid rates and penalties.

Just because you disagree with how a Government behaves, doesn’t mean you can refuse to pay taxes or rates.

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