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Fair and Affordable Rates

AUTHOR Better! Whangarei DATE 18 Sep 2019

Dear Voter 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...
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Affordable housing? Not under this Council.

AUTHOR Frank Newman DATE 09 Sep 2019

[Herald photo] 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...
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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...
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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....
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