Quiz 1 - Answers

ANSWERS

Question 1 - CORRECT ANSWER

d. We are paying $1300 more. That’s over $100 a month. So much for the promised efficiencies. It seems the pig at the trough just gets fatter and fatter.

Question 2 - CORRECT ANSWER

c. According to the latest 2016/2017 report the Auckland Council revenue was $4.6 billion. That is a 46% increase in just five years. We don’t yet have the latest figures but it will be much higher now.

Question 3 - CORRECT ANSWER

d. $20,900 per household. That’s $8,300 for every single Aucklander, including the kids. The current debt is over $12 billion and rapidly growing. Five years ago it was a little over $8.5 billion.

Question 4 - CORRECT ANSWER

c. $471 million. That’s 11% of Council income. That means we are paying over one out of every dollar just to the banks for interest. And these figures are from 2016/2017. It will be even higher now.

Question 5 - CORRECT ANSWER

d. $45 million. As this figure comes from 18 months ago, we suspect it would now be close to $50 million a year for public relations people (also known as spin doctors). It’s like paying $1 million a week to be bamboozled o not know what’s going on.

RESULTS

0 - 1

You need to pay more attention to what’s going on

2 - 3   

You are one of these people who assumes the Council knows what it is doing and any mistakes or incompetence is minor. You will be unpleasantly surprised.

4

You are extremely well informed, or you are a council staff member or a councillor.

5

You  are probably one of those Council consultants or communications staff who is good at their job and know where all the bodies are buried.

 

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