Local Government New Zealand bureaucrats have spaghetti for brains, it’s not pretty…
### ODT Online Thu, 18 Mar 2010
Core costs push rates take to $1b
By Chris Morris
The cost of rebuilding New Zealand’s core infrastructure – rather than shiny new stadiums or glory projects – is to blame for the country’s first $1 billion rates bill, Local Government New Zealand says. Figures released yesterday by Statistics New Zealand showed the quarterly rates take for the country’s local authorities, including the Dunedin City Council, had topped $1 billion for the first time.
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