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ActionStation should front up on taxpayer funding

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the left-wing campaign group “ActionStation” to front up and be transparent about how much taxpayer funding it takes from the Government to underwrite its activism activities. Earlier in the month, the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Crackdown on vape flavours will keep smokers smoking

Friday, 13 September 2019, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa plans to restrict flavoured e-cigarette liquid, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Council spends $6,000 on man in crayfish suit

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 7:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

After putting some feelers out, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Wellington regional ratepayers have paid almost $6,000 for “ Frank the Crayfish ”, a man in an elaborate crayfish suit who scolds ratepayers for their environmental ... More >>

Taxpayer dollars for influencers a prime example of waste

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:45 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the 1 News report that the Government has spent $8 million on social media influencers since 2012, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

‘Fees Free’ failure justifies policy 're-set'

Monday, 9 September 2019, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

9 SEPTEMBER 2019 Data indicating that new university students from the fees-free scheme are failing and dropping out was predictable, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams says “If you only went to ... More >>

Plan to upgrade North Auckland Line is economic sabotage

Monday, 9 September 2019, 11:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Ministry of Transport analysis from March 2019 shows North Auckland Line upgrade only delivers ten cents of benefit for every dollar spent , points out the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Taxpayers shell out $15,000 for left-wing lobby group

Friday, 6 September 2019, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In May 2019, Netsafe granted $15,000 in taxpayer funding to left-wing campaign group ActionStation, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

KiwiBuild reset potentially dangerous

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Replacing KiwiBuild with easy credit policies for first home buyers places significant risk on taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Hypocritical “Vaping Facts” campaign costs taxpayers $1.2 m

Monday, 2 September 2019, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“It’s hypocritical for the Government to promote vaping with a $1.2 million taxpayer-funded campaign at the same time as it tries to ban private promotion,” says New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union opens 2019 "Jonesies" nominations

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:47 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has opened nominations for the 2019 Jonesie Waste Awards — ironically as the Prime Minister in the media defending Shane Jones’ travel expenses after the Regional Development Minister again outspent her. More >>

Revealed: Ratepayer-funded “I met Mayor Tim” wristbands

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Mayor Tim Shadbolt’s use of ratepayer money to hand out “I met the Mayor” wristbands is ratepayer-funded electioneering and should be refunded, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Researcher Luke Redward says: “We ... More >>

Plummeting business confidence needs a response

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With ANZ Business Confidence falling to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis , the Government needs to strongly pursue a new approach, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Taxpayers will want to call ten-five on Police campaign

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 11:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Police spent an eye-watering $238,000 producing a video of singing officers and call operators to promote the 105 non-emergency number, with the overall campaign costing taxpayers $1.22 million, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has revealed ... More >>

Peters must suspend taxpayer support for dodgy UN agency

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Foreign Affairs Minister must confirm he is suspending funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after making contradictory statements, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director ... More >>

Remuneration Authority cannot be trusted to decide salaries

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“The Government’s decision to allow a group of unelected bureaucrats to determine MP salaries is a cynical and self-serving move that will not curb pay hikes,” says New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams. More >>

Tax to blame for growing tobacco black market

Monday, 26 August 2019, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Tobacco tax is fuelling a growing black market, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in light of a new KPMG study that finds 10% of all cigarettes smoked in New Zealand are sourced from the black market. More >>

Nats' promise on Super not credible

Monday, 26 August 2019, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the release of the National Party’s economic discussion document , New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Mayor Cull’s ratepayer-funded generosity is mad

Friday, 23 August 2019, 10:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The excuses about a reportedly unwanted $57,000 payrise for Dunedin City Council CEO Sue Bidrose are laughable, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Adverse drug reactions cost taxpayers quarter of a billion

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Between 2015/16 and 2017/18, DHBs spent $280 million treating patients due to adverse drug reactions, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in its latest briefing paper on health productivity . More >>

Independent Parliamentary Budget Office is a victory

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to establish and independent Parliamentary Budget Office, outside of Treasury, is a taxpayer victory and will improve democracy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “It's ... More >>

 

 

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