New Zealand Dog News

Reviewing the dog news in New Zealand with editors comments. Someone needs to keep reviewing how our dogs are doing in society.

January 03, 2011

Dog fee boost makes rebel ratepayer seek breakaway

I really don't appreciate the vocabulary journalist use to get our attention. 'rebel' ?!? I mean... really! If you pay taxes and you aren't satisfied with the value, what's the problem with getting people together and move the boundaries?!

A district council could lose almost a third of its population in a breakaway attempt, as a ratepayer's fight for democracy sparks an official proceeding.

At the same time, its newly elected mayor has become the target of a police investigation over his campaign spending.

The Whakatane District Council faces turmoil with the possibility of 10,000 residents defecting to neighbouring Kawerau following a petition against alleged mismanagement and exorbitant dog registration fees. .. could cost 9 million in fees!MORE>>

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