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Revealed: The local council CEOs that are creaming it

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

CEOs at small councils are earning inordinately high salaries, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, as it releases information compiled for the recently-released Ratepayers’ Report , available at www.ratepayersreport.nz . More >>

NZ Initiative report highlights need for change in policy

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 9:03 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new report from Dr. Bryce Wilkinson and the New Zealand Initiative – Fit-for-Purpose – demonstrates how a bloated government is restraining growth and improvements in well-being, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

PM's "Tedtalk" a waste of everyone’s time

Sunday, 16 September 2018, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Prime Minister’s speech this afternoon at AUT as a “Tedtalk” focused at dividing economic cake rather than growing it. Responding to the PM’s speech Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams, ... More >>

Government give taxpayer-funded bonus to union mates

Friday, 14 September 2018, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is using taxpayer money to bribe workers into joining the Public Service Association. “The following email was circulated to all MBIE staff and has been passed on to ... More >>

PM should expect better from Chief Science Advisor

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Prime Minister should expect better from Chief Science Advisor 13 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The dodgy advice tendered to the Prime Minister on sugar tax brings the Office of the Chief Science Advisor into disrepute, says the New Zealand ... More >>

Energy levies increase pain for households

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new report showing households are experiencing "energy hardship" should prompt the Government to scrap punitive energy levies that drive up power bills, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan ... More >>

Wellington City underwhelming in New Zealand league tables

Monday, 10 September 2018, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Wellington City Council performs poorly against its neighbouring territorial authorities in many of the comparative data contained in Ratepayers’ Report , the Taxpayers’ Union’s 2018 local government league tables, available at www.ratepayersreport.nz ... More >>

Queenstown rates money spent on Chamber of Commerce

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Queenstown Lakes District Council spent $243,325 in affiliation with the Queenstown and Wanaka Chambers of Commerce in 2017, according to Ratepayers’ Report , the Taxpayers’ Union ’s 2018 local government league tables, published at www.ratepayersreport.nz ... More >>

They look bad because they are bad, Mr Cull

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:05 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The labelling of new council league tables as “ selective figures ” by Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull is totally wrong and a sad snub to transparency and accountability by the head of the sector, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

2018 Local Government League Tables Published

Sunday, 9 September 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

2018 Local Government League Tables Published 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union , in partnership with the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance , have today published this year's Ratepayers' Report – online local government ... More >>

Shane Jones is destroying jobs, not creating them

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Shane Jones’ spending in Kawakawa will destroy jobs, not create them, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Curran’s excuse for $1,000 limo service is bogus

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The claim that a $1,000 limo service was Clare Curran’s ‘ cheapest option ’ for transport in Queensland appears to be bogus, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Huge increase in funding for politicians

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Huge increase in funding for politicians screws scrum against taxpayer 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Meka Whaitiri should turn up to Parliament

Monday, 3 September 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Meka Whaitiri needs to turn up and do her job like the rest of us 3 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meka Whaitiri should turn up to Parliament and do the job she’s paid to do, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Councillors must accept pay hikes? Not true

Friday, 31 August 2018, 6:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Councillors must accept pay hikes? Not true. 31 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After the Taxpayers’ Union challenged Councillors and Mayors across the country to refuse their latest pay hike, Remuneration Authority Chair Fran Wilde today emailed ... More >>

Appointment of Pharmac Board Chair is political cronyism

Friday, 31 August 2018, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Minister of Health’s decision to appoint former Labour Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey as Pharmac Board Chair without advertising for the role, and in contradiction of official advice to reappoint the existing chair, is a dangerous display of cronyism, ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes fuel tax members’ bill

Friday, 31 August 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming National MP Jami-Lee Ross's members' bill abolishing Regional Fuel Taxes. More >>

Suppression of debate on pay rates is outrageous

Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick's decision to block discussion of Councillors' pay in yesterday's council meeting is outrageous, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . More >>

Business confidence shows need for urgent tax reform

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Business confidence shows need for urgent 30 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With business confidence falling further and firms’ perceptions of their own activity sitting at its lowest level since the GFC, tax reform to kickstart productivity ... More >>

Questions about crisis at Treasury need addressing

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

NZ Initiative’s Chief Economist Eric Crampton’s revelations that internal performance indicators at the NZ Treasury have collapsed are alarming and require Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf to front up, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

 

 

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