Fair and Affordable Rates
AUTHOR Better! Whangarei DATE 18 Sep 2019
Are you aware that in the last five years residential rates paid on a typical house in Whangarei have increased by almost $500 from $1,800 to just under $2,300? That's an increase of 5 per...
Affordable housing? Not under this Council.
AUTHOR Frank Newman DATE 09 Sep 2019
The story of a Nelson couple who have had their application to develop an affordable housing area rejected is yet another example that the Resource Management Act (RMA) and local pla...
The death of the CBD
AUTHOR Frank Newman DATE 07 Sep 2019
A survey by the Northern Advocate showed that 48 out of 315 ground level shops in the Central Business a District (CBD) of Whangarei is vacant. Well done the Advocate for reporting the issue. Only l...
When the music stops
AUTHOR Frank Newman DATE 07 Aug 2019
The property party is over. The revellers are returning home. The party house is falling quiet....