Thursday the 6th of December, 2018. 
Latest news  
5th of December 2018 :  ( for Aucklanders ) Parliament's Governance and Administration Committee is calling for written evidence in support of two petitions lodged separately and independently in September 2018 which are asking that an independent inquiry be carried out into Auckland Council's performance, financial accountability and compliance with the Public Records Act . 
 
11th of November 2018 : A conference attended by representatives of ratepayer associations from all around NZ/Aotearoa was held in Nelson on the 10th and 11th of November 2018 at which it was agreed to establish a Federation of Ratepayer Associations of New Zealand ('Ratepayers NZ' ).

A  steering group has been appointed and is currently working on developing a constitution to be considered for adoption at the next conference in Auckland early in 2019. 

If you'd like to have your ideas considered, please send them us here at : ratepayersandresidents@gmail.com

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 8th of November 2018 : Mangawhai Loses at the Supreme Court
17th of October 2018 : Open Government Partnership Consultation process ends

14th of October 2018: Northland Ratepayers Convention  was held in Kaikohe 

14 of October 2018: Penny Bright's funeral at Saint Mathews in the City, Auckland City. 
4th of October 2018: Penny Bright died 
1st of October 2018 : Three Waters submissions close

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Kia ora !
This Ratepayers and Residents' website, e-mail address and associated facebook page and group were created back in June 2015 as a repository for ratepayers and residents throughout New Zealand to locate their - and others' Ratepayer and Residents' Associations. 
The database is being constantly updated in order that we can all communicate.  

You can find out whether there is a Ratepayer and Residents Association in your area by going to the Regional Council tabs above and scrolling down to your own Local Territorial Authority.
If you know of any Ratepayers and Residents' Associations that aren't listed here or that the information provided needs to be updated or changed , please get in touch with us here at : ratepayersandresidents@gmail.com 
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What is the point of public consultation ?
Megan Rose, 22nd of May 2018 @ Hawkes Bay Regional Council

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20180419 : Penny Bright explaining her refusal to pay rates to draw attention to Auckland Council's obstinate refusal to comply with the Public Records Act 2005. Click here for more on Penny Bright's campaign.

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Alan Preston in Mangawhai, Kaipara District , Northland
2018-0829 
Tel : (09) 4315389
Mob : 02102377242
e-mail : ratepayersandresidents@gmail.com
URL : www.ratepayersandresidents.org.nz
https://sites.google.com/site/ratepayersandresidents/home
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ratepayersandresidents
Facebook Group : Ratepayers and Residents of New Zealand

P.S. Putting this together takes a lot of time and has costs.
Koha ( expressions of support ) and offers of help always welcome .
I live on next to nothing. Wishlist : A still working Windows laptop would be useful.
Bank:  ANZ .  Account 01-0495-0245439-83
Kia ora !