New Plymouth Council wants to hike rates 12%

Stuff reports:

A decade of steep rates hikes and paying for water within five years are both on the cards under plans set out by New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom.

His proposals would see New Plymouth’s total rates take go up 12 per cent next year and an average of 6.1 per cent every year for the following nine years.

Does the Council think households have had a 12% increase in income?

As we are heading to 300,000 people on the dole, they think families can afford a 12% rates increase.

If they go ahead, they should all be voted out.

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