Quiz 1 - 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.
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You need to pay more attention to what’s going on
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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.
You are extremely well informed, or you are a council staff member or a councillor.
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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