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Kiwibuild turning into a corporate welfare racket

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:05 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Kiwibuild is turning into a corporate welfare racket, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to news that none of the seven Kiwibuild homes marketed in Christchurch have sold, and therefore the Government is likely to pay out the private developers ... More >>

Clarification regarding comments on NZIER study

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Yesterday the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union made a statement headlined ‘ NZIER confirms Māori being ripped off by Government ’. This was in response to a new NZIER study quantifying the expenditure of Māori on taxes applied to tobacco, alcohol, ... More >>

Emergency declared in Nelson

Monday, 13 May 2019, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

While Nelson’s Mayor declares a " climate change emergency ", the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is declaring a "hypocrisy emergency" covering Nelson City. More >>

NZIER confirms Māori being ripped off by Government

Monday, 13 May 2019, 11:33 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The burden of tobacco tax on Maori investigated in the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union's report Ka Tukuna Atu, Ka Tukuna Mai has been backed up by the NZIER. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “In our report, Ka Tukuna Atu, Ka ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes NCEA tax cut

Monday, 13 May 2019, 11:29 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

NCEA fees were an unfair tax on a basic high-school education, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “Families should not face a levy to ensure their children are able to sit NCEA exams, which ... More >>

Parliament doesn’t need more taxpayer-funded spin doctors

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that Parliamentary Services has engaged a boutique PR firm, Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Correction: Waikato Regional Council spends $9,000

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Correction: Waikato Regional Council spends $9,000 on electronic video Christmas cards Correction: An earlier version of this release referred to Waikato District Council in the headline. This was an error. As per the below, the subject of the ... More >>

Waikato District Council spends $9,000 on christmas cards

Friday, 10 May 2019, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Waikato District Council spends $9,000 on electronic video Christmas cards More >>

98 million on rehabilitation is a good use of taxpayer money

Friday, 10 May 2019, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today’s announcement of $98 million invested in cutting serious reoffending is a good use of taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayer’s Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In addition to the obvious misery that ... More >>

Whangarei ratepayers charged $91,000 for art junket

Friday, 10 May 2019, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has revealed that the Whangarei Arts Museum Trust spent $91,168 – including business class flights to Dubai – for 11 people to visit Vienna and see a Hundertwasser painting. Taxpayers’ Union researcher Tabitha ... More >>

Tax Freedom Day not until June 1

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:28 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The premature celebration of 'Tax Freedom Day' by Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is just festive silliness says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Cockies call for Government to rule out fart tax

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Cockies around NZ will be concerned today’s climate announcement is a warm up for the Government to introduce a fart tax 2.0, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . More >>

Welfare for deadbeat dads is a betrayal of taxpayers

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Removing sanctions on beneficiaries for not naming the father of their children is just welfare for deadbeat dads, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

New data shows poorest punished by tax

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 10:32 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says “Stats NZ data shows that the cost of living for beneficiaries grew at six times the average household rate. This was mostly driven by a single factor: tobacco excise hikes. Tobacco excise ... More >>

Council misses mark with ratepayer funding of 'influencer'

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 9:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the news that Wellington's ratepayers are paying for a social media influencer to corral under-35s into engaging with the City Council , Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Garrick Wright-McNaughton says: “Public engagement will follow ... More >>

Petrol price increases put pressure on taxpayers

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 11:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With petrol prices increasing , tax relief would keep costs manageable, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Where’s the taxpayer value in sending Mr Speaker to Africa?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 10:55 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard wanted to see gorillas in Africa he should have paid for the privilege, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Forcing Mike Lee to go to shows flaws in Gov structure

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 10:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Forcing Mike Lee to go to using LGOIMA and Ombudsman shows flaw in NZ’s local government structure More >>

Tax Axed!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government has listened to the thousands of New Zealanders around the country who told it to Axe this Tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any capital gains tax announced tomorrow afternoon with all it's got, says Jordan Williams, the lobby group’s Executive Director. “Yesterday we delivered 4,500 messages from our supporters to the Prime Minister ... More >>

 

 

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