Daniel Newman

Ombudsman investigating councillors claims

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is now conducting a formal investigation into two complaints from Auckland Councillors about the release of the central city stadium information. The investigation comes following a letter penned to Mayor Phil Goff by several of his councillors. Nine Councillors including Daniel Newman of the Papakura-Manurewa Ward signed the letter which raised concerns about Phil Goff’s leadership […]

New tax fuelling tempers

Auckland Council have agreed to implement a Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) with Mayor Phil Goff saying, “This is a good day for Auckland.” “We’ve agreed not only $1.5 billion in extra spending on our transport network, but unlocked more than $4 billion additional investment in transformative transport projects right across Auckland.” “This is investment that will benefit all of Auckland, […]

Council’s formal hearings defeated by digital options

There will no longer be the choice for Aucklander’s to have their say in public hearings for the 10-year budget and the Auckland Plan. At a recent Council meeting, Councillors Greg Sayers and Daniel Newman sought to introduce an amendment to introduce public consultation which would “… approve a public hearings process for the Long-Term Plan and Auckland Plan which […]

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