Taxpayer Talk: Should Local Councils Freeze Rates?

Despite health and financial emergency, most councils are still planning to hike rates this year – some up to nine or ten percent. For today’s Taxpayer Talk Louis Houlbrooke interviews Hutt City Councillor Chris Milne & Christchurch City Councillor Sam MacDonald on their response to the Taxpayers’ Union campaign calling for a nationwide rates freeze and ways councils can save money.

You can support the campaign calling for a naitonwide rates freeze at The dashboard referred to in the podcast is available at

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