The hearings panel on Auckland Council’s freedom camping bylaw has deferred its recommendations report to get more advice.
Auckland Council committees, and one local board, have numerous big issues before them this week. First, the audit committee’s agenda on Wednesday raises 4 important issues.
The Reserve Bank released a review of its loan:value ratio (LVR) policy for residential lending yesterday, but hasn’t made a recommendation on ending or changing the policy.
I found much of the review commentary from the Reserve Bank & Treasury either wishy-washy or sliding off topic, when I wanted to pinpoint a purpose, a direction, clear options and a reason for choosing one path over another.
The Government canned a capital gains tax yesterday after the coalition parties failed to reach consensus on it, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the coalition had agreed to tighten rules around land speculation and work on ways to counter landbanking.
The Local Government Commission has upheld Auckland Council’s proposed changes to electoral ward boundaries for the October local body elections.