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Viewpoint – Catching rabbits

Politics has been termed the “art of compromise,” where those elected make decisions that most residents and ratepayers can accept. In Auckland, this requires give...

Viewpoint – Steer for the next Mayor

In just seven months, time, the postal voting papers will be delivered for Aucklanders to decide who will be their next Mayor. Political jockeying has...

Viewpoint – Working with the Mayor

Mayor Phil Goff has been enjoying my full support around his decision to give the thumbs down to the Government’s Three Waters reform programme. The...

Viewpoint – Rodney to Mayor: No to five per cent rate rise

Update: Since Cr Sayers penned this column, Auckland Council has ratified a five per cent rate increase. Cr Sayers was one of five councillors who...

Viewpoint – Waste-to-energy? …

As the controversial Dome Valley landfill resource consent application progresses, Councillor Greg Sayers says we should be investigating waste-to-energy as an alternative. This could solve...

Viewpoint – Delivering on promises

Last month, I voted against Auckland Council bailing out the City Rail Link (CRL) to the tune of $1 billion. My reasoning was simple. Central...

Viewpoint – Fighting for Rodney

Last month, nine Auckland councillors, including myself, signed a highly-publicised letter criticising the leadership style of Auckland Mayor Phil Goff – a style labelled secretive...

Viewpoint – Getting to work

By Greg Sayers, Rodney Councillor It is a great honour to be entrusted as your Councillor for the next three years. As your elected representative...

Viewpoint – Civic pride

This month’s Viewpoint is about presenting a new point of view about what Auckland Council should be doing to revitalise civic pride within the people...

Viewpoint – Is Rodney getting a fair go?

We pay $70 million a year in rates and about another $87 million is collected via fees and user charges. The transport tax gathers a...