As reported in the ACT newsletter, and promised during the election, the Government is increasing the top marginal tax rate on income over $180,000 (about $US 125,000) from 33% to 39%; this will likely apply after next 1 April.

In Kapiti that won’t affect the present mayor, but Council boss Mr Maxwell will pay about $8,400 a year more tax. His in-house lawyer Mr Power will pay about $7,000 a year more.

The Dear Leader of Aotearoa will pay $17,500 a year more and her deputy Mr Robertson (pictured) will pay $9,300 more.