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PNG’s government is not fit to receive foreign aid

Monday, 19 November 2018, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Winston Peters’ should have withheld aid for Papua New Guinea in light of the record of waste and corruption within that country’s government, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Hamilton-Auckland rail plan would cost $185 per person

Friday, 16 November 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A passenger service between Auckland and Hamilton requiring a reported $57.7 million in ratepayer and taxpayer subsidies works out as at least $185 per passenger per trip, calculates the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Boat repair loan is just gambling with taxpayer money

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Hon Shane Jones’ decision to loan $4.8 million to a Whangarei boat repair company is simply gambling with taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Oceania Marine is a private ... More >>

New report on why sugar taxes don’t work to curb obesity

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayer’ Union examines why the taxing of sugar-sweetened beverages around the world has failed to curb obesity More >>

Manawatu-Whanganui PGF spending is just picking winners

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:13 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government should be delivering tax cuts to all businesses, not spending $48 million picking winners says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, responding to the Government's announcement of Provincial Growth Fund spending in the region. The Union's ... More >>

Provincial Growth Fund needs more oversight

Monday, 12 November 2018, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Shane Jones’ failure to declare dozens of meetings legitimises concerns of the Provincial Growth Fund model, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Jobseeker numbers a puzzle given unemployment numbers

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 NOVEMBER 2018 With unemployment falling to only 3.9 percent, the growth in those receiving jobseeker benefits is a real puzzle, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Every day is Public Service Day

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Public servants, who earn 34 percent more than their private sector colleagues, need a pay-freeze not a celebration day, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Even for Callaghan Innovation this is bad

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Callaghan Innovation CEO Vic Crone needs to front-up and explain the decision to give a loss-making Bitcoin start-up $315,000 of taxpayers’ money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Z’s plunging profits show who’s really to blame

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Prime Minister’s pointed pontification on petrol price margins has been exposed as bananas with Z Energy’s profit for the last six months having been slashed, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Work and Income virtue signalling belittles beneficiaries

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Work and Income's decision to waste $2.5 million on “makeovers” to waiting rooms so that they are more colourful is infantile, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. More >>

Electric train spend-up is 1970s style political meddling

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to put money into electric trains is embarrassing and a step back to a by-gone era of politicians meddling in sound business decisions of the Government-owned railway, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Government must guarantee no funding for luxury cars in PNG

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 OCTOBER 2018 The Government’s decision to fund the APEC conference in Papua New Guinea looks like an enormous waste of taxpayers’ money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Taxpayers being ripped off to help subsidise doctors

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:04 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Phil Twyford should not be gambling $2 billion on the housing market to help doctors meet their mortgage payments, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “KiwBuild has become a farce. Phil ... More >>

Regional fuel tax metastasizing

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:33 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With Wellington already in discussions to follow Auckland and introduce a regional fuel tax, local politicians need to commit to stopping the spread of tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ... More >>

Stop trying to make taxpayer-funded political parties happen

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 5:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government needs to stop mulling over the idea of giving taxpayer funding to political parties , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union after the Prime Minister refused to rule out the idea today. Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, ... More >>

Celebrate Labour Day by joining a union

Monday, 22 October 2018, 8:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is encouraging New Zealanders to celebrate Labour Day by joining a union – in particular, the Taxpayers’ Union. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says, “With the events of the last seven days seeing ... More >>

Bill to tighten residency requirements for Super commended

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A bill to increase the threshold for superannuation eligibility from 10 to 20 years’ residency, drawn from Parliament’s ballot today , deserves the full support of Parliament, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Greens exploit scandal to push taxpayer funding for politics

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“The Greens are cynically taking advantage of this week’s political scandal to push their agenda of taxpayer funding for political parties,” says New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke, responding to Marama Davidson's statement ... More >>

GST changes will help many consumers

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to use revenue from GST changes to fund cuts to other levies and charges should be applauded, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

 

 

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