50 days ago

Poll: Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?
  • 7.1% Rates should rise 3.5 pc but with easy help for those in need
    7.1% Complete
  • 83.3% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    83.3% Complete
  • 9.6% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.6% Complete
3030 votes
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