Octogenarian leads on rate revolt

By: Craig Powell

A Wellsford superannuitant will refuse to pay a targeted rate to fix Rodney’s transport woes and is urging other ratepayers to do the same.

James McNabb, 89, is wanting like-minded people to get in touch with him to better coordinate opposition to the rate.

He hopes thousands will march on the Auckland Town Hall to make their views clear to Mayor Phil Goff.

Mr McNabb’s refusal to pay comes after the Auckland Council Governing Body voted to approve the targeted rate already voted on by the Rodney Local Board. Read more


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