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Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins needs to demonstrate that he is not a pushover for self-serving unionists, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “First it was nurses, and now it’s ... More >>

$10 million for banana republic gondola a joke

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Shane Jones’ decision to provide a $10 million loan to build a ‘high-speed gondola’ is absurd pork barrel politics typical of the Provincial Growth Fund, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Living wage for public servants morally questionable

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:25 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The announcement of a $20.55 minimum wage for core public service employees is an expensive capitulation to the Government’s union backers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Corporate welfare takes flight in Kapiti

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Kāpiti Coast District Council’s decision to subsidise a private airline , Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Attorney General must fight for taxpayers in Peters case

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If Rt Hon Winston Peters does not succeed in his legal action against the Crown, Attorney General David Parker must commit to seeking costs, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . Taxpayers' Union co-founder David Farrar says, “Winston Peters ... More >>

Peters prodded into transparency over racing industry

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Rt Hon Winston Peters has now released the terms of reference ( available here ) for his review of the racing industry, due to intervention of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union and the Ombudsman. More >>

Government is the problem, not the solution, in housing

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:47 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Phil Twyford’s plan for a new Ministry is a woeful response to the housing crisis says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Christchurch Robberies More Evidence of Tobacco Tax Failure

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 11:30 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The three dairy robberies in Christchurch in just 24 hours is yet more evidence of the social harm caused by excessive tobacco tax hikes and discouragement of smokers switching to safer (tax-free) alternatives like vaping, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Working Group Fees Just Foreplay

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 11:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The real cost of the Government’s working groups will come later, as special interest groups propose corporate and union welfare, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says “The common theme of these ... More >>

Packaging restrictions for smokeless tobacco make no sense

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It is absurd that plain packaging rules implemented today will also apply to less harmful alternatives, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “From today, plain packaging and compulsory ... More >>

Why Tax Working Group should put end to bracket creep

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

National/ACT point-scoring demonstrates why Tax Working Group should put end to bracket creep More >>

Tobacco Tax Take Affects People, Not Fat Cats

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report, British American Tobacco pays $1.1 billion in excise duty , Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “It’s interesting how you can frame a story in different ways. The clinical, business-section ... More >>

Tax Villains: The Spinoff Breach $40,000 Agreement with IRD

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand Taxpayer’ Union can reveal that The Spinoff appears to have broken the terms of their agreement with IRD to publish content in their Tax Heroes project. The Tax Heroes project, which featured a number of articles from writers associated ... More >>

Ombudsman upholds complaint over Council’s $1m touch screen

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the Ombudsman’s judgment forcing Christchurch City Council to reveal the cost of a seven-metre ‘touch wall’. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “Christchurch City Council’s effort ... More >>

Amazon’s exit from Australia a warning for NZ

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Amazon’s decision to pull out of Australia in response to a new online shopping tax shows the peril of the New Zealand Government’s plan to introduce its own ‘Amazon tax’, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, in conjunction with its sister organisation ... More >>

New ‘Clear the Air’ campaign launched

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

31 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is marking World Smokefree Day by launching 'Clear the Air' - a campaign and website for sensible regulation and zero excise tax on alternative nicotine products. More >>

Eugenie Sage confirms Government to hike waste tax

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:09 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

First it was the fuel taxes, now the Government is hiking the tax on household waste as another example of breaking the ‘no new tax’ pledge, says the Taxpayers’ Union . This morning on Radio NZ’s Morning Report, Associate Minister for the Environment ... More >>

Government on right path to amalgamate city water services

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Government on right path to amalgamate municipal water services The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Local Government Minister, the Hon Nanaia Mahuta’s comments today on the need for ‘step change’ to the provision of municipal water and signalling ... More >>

Paying tribute to Dick Quax

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union and Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance respond with sadness to the passing of Cr Dick Quax. More >>

Bill to improve LGOIMA welcomed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

22 MAY 2018 The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee’s private members bill to increase local representatives’ access to official information. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “We have been ... More >>

 

 

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