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Huge Win For Smokers Wanting To Kick The Habit (And Save)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming today's announcement by the Associate Minister of Health, Nicky Wagner, that the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be made legal. More >>

Havelock North Water Inquiry Getting Costly

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the the Hastings District Council has almost spent $1 million of ratepayer money on legal and investigation fees in relation to the Havelock North drinking water inquiry. More >>

Justin Lester's Gloating Extraordinary And Unjustified

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers’ Union staff had to check it wasn’t April-fool’s day when they received Wellington Mayor Justin Lester’s media release about rate hikes in wellington of “just” 3.3% this afternoon. Reacting to Mr Lester’s media statement, the Executive ... More >>

Bracket creep costing average Kiwi worker $500/year

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:14 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s failure to index tax brackets to inflation since 2010 now costs the average Kiwi income earner almost $500 each year according to a new report released today by the Taxpayers’ Union . The report, " 5 Options for Tax Relief in ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Welcome Labour/Green Fiscal Pact

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming this morning’s Budget Responsibility Rules announced by the Labour and Green Parties. The rules, which commit a future Labour/Green Government to, among other things, reduce the government’s net debt ... More >>

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Just Wait Until Tomorrow

Monday, 13 March 2017, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Are tax cuts tomorrow, or in the never never on Planet National?” Asks Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams. Prime Minister Bill English’s suggestion that any tax cuts would have to wait until 2018 to be implemented, rather than introduced ... More >>

Laurence Yule Leadership Welcomed by the Taxpayers' Union

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Hastings Mayor, and National Party Tukituki candidate, Laurence Yule’s commitment to stand down as Mayor and not have “a bob each way if he did not succeed in his parliamentary ambitions”, as quoted in ... More >>

Golf tournament funding a hole-in-one for corporate welfare

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to today's announcement that $5.5 million will be invested into golfing events, the Taxpayers' Union is questioning the Government's continued support of the tournaments despite previously-funded tournaments failing to meet the expected ... More >>

Ratepayers Not Hornswoggled by PNCC Rates Hike Spin

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Palmerston North ratepayers won't accept their City Council’s proposed 3.1% rates hike in 2017/2018 , and will not be influenced by their spin doctors’ claim that this is good news for them. More >>

Today’s numbers show tax relief is due

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:15 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the release of the Government’s Financial Statements for the seven months ended 31 January 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $1,145 million, compared to the HYEFU forecast surplus of $442 million, Jordan Willams, the Executive Director ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Welcomes Rise in Retirement Age

Monday, 6 March 2017, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to reports of the Prime Minister’s expected announcement this afternoon that the superannuation age of entitlement will raise to 67 within 20 years, Jordan Williams, the Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

New Appointments to Taxpayers’ Union Board

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 9:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Former Mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District, Vanessa van Uden, and Wellington academic and businessman, Sashi Meanger, have been appointed Board Members of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Founding member and long-serving board member Gabrielle ... More >>

Proposed Tax Rules Welcomed with Caution

Friday, 3 March 2017, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the consultation papers released by Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Judith Collins proposing new tax rules relating to multinational companies. Jordan Williams, Executive Director ... More >>

$81K Washington Wing-Ding a Disgrace

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In reaction to the $81,000 Trump party thrown by MFAT , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Joyce’s Commitment to Mum And Dad Taxpayers Welcomed

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Steven Joyce’s commitment to Mum and Dad taxpayers and more efficient public services in his speech yesterday to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand is being welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Judge's Comments Suggest Bribery More Widespread

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:59 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the sentencing of Stephen Borlase and Murray Noone for bribery , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union says: “Justice Fitzgerald’s has made very clear that illegal gift-giving and backhanders were ... More >>

Living wage policy shuts out the minimum waged from jobs

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union thanks Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery for so quickly conceding the central criticism of a report on living wage policies released by the Taxpayers’ Union last night , that those earning ... More >>

Time for Phil Goff to See Sense on Living Wage

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 9:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Phil Goff’s plan to implement a living wage at Auckland Council should be scrapped after it was revealed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union that Wellington City Council’s own living wage policy led to job losses for seventeen parking wardens. ... More >>

17 jobs lost, more to go under WCC's living wage policy

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 9:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Seventeen parking wardens contracted by Wellington City Council were not rehired in-house, with further job losses inevitable under the Council’s living wage policy, according to a new report written by Jim Rose for the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

Turei now having it both ways

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A sugar tax “ would make a very little difference ” according to Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei who spoke to NBR Radio today. She rebuted the Taxpayers’ Union pointing out her double standard in complaining about the closure of Dunedin’s ... More >>

 

 

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