‘Striking Northland ratepayers could soon find their banks have effectively paid the council’s bill from their accounts – and charged them an extra fee.
About 1100 residents are refusing to pay an estimated $2.2 million of rates to Kaipara District Council in protest at the council’s $79 million debt, which they say was run up without their consent.
But under a 2002 law change, the council can claim unpaid rates from banks which hold mortgages over the houses and the banks can recover this money from their customers’ accounts…’
UPDATE: And it just gets worse..‘Outrage over secretive CEO pay-out’
Leftists/”progressives”/socialists are not welcome here. Pay for your own soapbox.
‘I believe that politicians, lawyers, busy-bodies and do-gooders are like salamis- greatly improved by hanging for a time.’ Oswald Bastable
- "The loss of freedom is like cancer; it will spread slowly but surely across all parts of society until our liberty has been utterly eaten away and we are left with nothing but a half-forgotten idea of what freedom was."