Articles tagged Craig Stobo

For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my full Herald on Sunday column on Local Government New Zealand's call for a review of property rates as the main way for councils to raise money. I think any shift towards councils taxing income or sales would create another inter-generational wealth transfer and break a 150 year old social contract.


Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has launched a review of the way councils raise money, suggesting complements to property rates ranging from payroll taxes to sales taxes to congestion charges and visitor taxes.