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    Auckland Council is going back to its original plan for rates increases

    Auckland Council is going back to its original plan for rates increases


    It's set to push ahead with a 3.5 percent rates rise, to help deal with the city's ever-worsening drought and make up for a shortfall in other revenue.

    The council had previously been considering a 2.5 percent rates rise.

    Mayor Phil Goff says the higher rates rise is supported by all local boards and most councillors.

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    Law and Order:
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    Business:
    Auckland's Watercare dams are still 25% below their usual storage levels for this time of the year 18:37

    Rugby League:
    Penrith coach Ivan Cleary is facing punishment after he claimed Canberra were "managed" back into their NRL match 18:17

    Golf:
    After a couple of poor performances, Dustin Johnson will be in command heading into the final day of the PGA Championship in San Francisco 17:57

    Law and Order:
    Napier police have swarmed on Anderson Park to break-up a fight, reportedly in front of playing children 17:27

    Health & Safety:
    Many Australians have picked up new habits during the coronavirus lockdown with one in 12 people drinking alcohol every day since the pandemic began 16:57

    Entertainment:
    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have become stronger together since their brief split in 2017 16:44

    Netball:
    A siege mentality within the Mainland Tactix ahead of an important couple of days in their ANZ Premiership season 16:37

    Politics:
    Federal Government open to more JobKeeper tweaks if economy deteriorates further amid coronavirus downturn 16:37

    Sailing:
    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are keeping well away from the politics of the America's Cup 16:17


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