Reserved decision on activist's rates bill

  • 21/12/2015
Activist Penny Bright (R)
Activist Penny Bright (R)

A judicial decision on Auckland Council's court battle with activist Penny Bright over unpaid rates has been reserved.

Ms Bright has refused to pay rates on her Kingsland home since 2007, because she says the council does not operate with transparency.

As of June 30, she owed $34,182 in unpaid rates and penalties on her freehold home, which the council seeks to recover.

Last week she delivered a partially completed rates postponement application, along with a list of demands of council, Auckland Council said in a statement.

However, the application will only be processed once she has completed it in full, the council said.

Auckland District Court reserved its judgment on the matter.

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