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Hastings District Councillors must all be skipping breakfast

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

As reported in the Hawke's Bay Today , a New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union analysis of catering costs at Hawke's Bay councils has revealed Hastings District Councillors to be guilty of ratepayer-funded gluttony. Hastings District Council spent $50,375.88 ... More >>

Prime Minister's glorification of bureaucrats outrageous

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says the new ‘public servant medal’ would be more acceptable if public servants weren’t paid 34.6% more than taxpayers in the private sector. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “You ... More >>

Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:16 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers 13 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the ACT Party’s proposal to reduce the size of Parliament from 120 to 100 MPs, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: ... More >>

Government is choosing high tax revenue over saving lives

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:15 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes are set to be sold in cigarette-style warning packaging, deterring smokers from switching to less harmful products (that generate less tax revenue for the government). More >>

Why are taxpayers subsidising cruise ship tour operators?

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:49 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

$3.9 million in taxpayer funding for businesses to invest in electric vehicles is simply corporate welfare, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “It’s normal for companies to invest ... More >>

Mayoral slush funds should be abolished

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Mayoral slush funds should be abolished 4 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayoral discretionary ‘slush funds’ are a recipe for disaster and should be scrapped, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, in response to news that Horowhenua Mayor ... More >>

Greens’ gaming policy is just corporate welfare

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

2 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s disappointing to see the Greens abandon their long-held position on corporate welfare for gaming industry subsidies, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

DHB Chair should front up over $90,000 for legal challenge

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE DHB Chair should front up over $90,000 for legal challenge to ‘angled shelves’ More >>

Gloriavale funding is par for the course under Shane Jones

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:28 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayer funding for the likes of Gloriavale is an inevitable outcome of Shane Jones’ billion-dollar slush fund, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “When the $3 billion slush fund was set ... More >>

Treasury must respond to Crampton criticisms

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:21 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Treasury cannot continue to ignore the growing chorus of concern about its declining standards and policy of hiring analysts without economic qualifications if its current leaders have any regard to retaining the institution’s proud reputation and history ... More >>

Name change for Victoria Uni costly legacy-building

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:01 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union endorses the campaign to ‘ Stick With Vic ’ and abandon an expensive name change for Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Report: 102 Ways To Save Money In Local Government

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Report: 102 Ways To Save Money In Local Government 28 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today released 102 Ways to Save Money in Local Government – a report that lists big and small opportunities for local councils ... More >>

Taxpayer-funded videogame a condescending waste of money

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

26 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ministry of Social Development is either overfunded or mad to be spending $150,000 on a videogame to compete with the likes of The Sims and Zoo Tycoon, and apparently teach ‘how to run a business’, says ... More >>

Taxpayers mourn failure of The Spinoff TV

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 5:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The failure of The Spinoff TV is a perfect example of how extra funding for the media could be wasted, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Greens congratulated for transparency

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union congratulates the Green Party’s decision to proactively release Ministerial diaries . More >>

Crunch time on tobacco for Jenny Salesa

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With anti-smoking activists and even the Acting Prime Minister doubtful about whether it’s a good idea to keep hiking tobacco tax, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa needs to take quick action to pause the scheduled hikes before January 1, says the ... More >>

Proponents of higher waste levies spin desperately

Monday, 23 July 2018, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

23 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ratepayers threatened with higher waste levies won’t find much comfort in the spin from proponents like WasteMinz, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “WasteMinz ... More >>

Debt limits are an important check on the size of the state

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Despite pressure from public sector unions and the political left , the Government should keep its prudent self-imposed debt limits, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Chief Wiggum-style bowling club bullying unacceptable

Monday, 23 July 2018, 10:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

23 JULY 2018 The role of the Police is to enforce the law, not attack bowling clubs for providing drinks for their members , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says “The Police regularly act ... More >>

Retraction and apology to Dr Rob Beaglehole

Friday, 20 July 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Retraction and apology to Dr Rob Beaglehole 20 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Jordan Williams: This morning the Taxpayers’ Union reacted to a Newshub story dated today regarding sugar labelling which featured a video of Dr Rob Beaglehole ... More >>

 

 

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