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Waikato DHB's oversight of former CEO yet again in question

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to a story by the NZ Herald last night, that suggests former Waikato DHB CEO, Dr Nigel Murray, may have been claiming expenses for a woman he was not married to, brings further into question the oversight of the DHB and its Chairman Bob Simcock. More >>

Dunedin ratepayers deserve explanation of $980,000 pay-out

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Why the former Chief Executive of Delta Utility Services, a Dunedin City Council-owned lines company, was handed a ratepayer-funded pay-out of $980,000 needs explaining, say the Taxpayers' Union. Grady Cameron resigned earlier this year and the Council ... More >>

Local Government Virtue Signalling Shows Warped Priorities

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for councils across New Zealand to ‘stick to their knitting’ and stop wasting money on public smoking bans and other unenforceable measures designed solely for political, rather than practical, purposes. “Listening ... More >>

Let's Do This

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the endorsement of the NZIER in its calls for an independent policy costing unit to be established for the use of all political parties. Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union , Jordan Williams, says “It ... More >>

It's the corporate welfare not Israel which is the problem

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6:34 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It's the corporate welfare not Israel which is the problem 10 October 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An article published last week by Fairfax has left an incorrect impression on the reason why the Taxpayers' Union objects to the Government signing an R&D ... More >>

Apology from LGNZ President about false claims on league tab

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has accepted a settlement and apology from Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull relating to public statements he made about the accuracy of the T axpayers’ Union’s local government league tables, ‘ Ratepayers Report ... More >>

CEO resignation not enough: blame also lies with Bob Simcock

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

CEO resignation not enough – blame also lies with Bob Simcock 5 October 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

MP Pay determination already showing problems

Friday, 29 September 2017, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Linking MP's pay to reflect public sector wage increases has seen MP's receive a 2.5% pay hike. Backbench MP's will now pocket an extra $4,000 per year. More >>

Public confidence in electoral process requires Police

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the report of a Police complaint having been laid on behalf of Election Services against former Whangarei District Councillor Jayne Golightly, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union, said: More >>

Ardern's Recommitment to Budget Responsibility Rules Welcome

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming Jacinda Ardern's recommitment to the Labour Party's budget responsibility rules announced pre-election, vowing that they would still apply to any deal to form a government with New Zealand First. More >>

Barrie Saunders Appointed to Taxpayers' Union Board

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:47 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Well known Wellington former lobbyist and journalist, Barrie Saunders, has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . The Chairman of the Taxpayers’ Union , John Bishop says, “Barrie has many years of experience in ... More >>

NZTU takes full-page advertisements in tomorrow’s papers

Monday, 18 September 2017, 7:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘More spending equals more tax and more debt’ is the key message of full-page pre-election newspaper and online advertising campaign being launched tomorrow by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. The taxpayer ... More >>

Bribe-O-Meter Update: Adding Up the Cost

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the final Bribe-O-Meter update before the election, the Taxpayers’ Union has put together the combined manifesto costings for a range of potential coalitions. These figures will allow voters to gain a better ... More >>

Saudi sheep - we were right all along

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

"It is a sad indictment on the Government, the Office of the Ombudsman, and New Zealand's public institutions that it has taken more than two years for it to be confirmed that the public were lied to about the existence of local advice which justified ... More >>

Labour's Tax Pledge Means Their Numbers Don't Add Up

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union says Labour can’t have it all ways, pointing out that Labour’s manifesto is costed at $23 billion over the next Parliamentary term, second only to New Zealand First. More >>

Tax Inspector Prostate Inspector

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 7:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Tax Inspector Prostate Inspector 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winston Peters' idea that tax refunds should depend on getting a prostate check is his most bizarre idea ever, and a breach of human rights, says the Taxpayers’ Union. “Taxpayers’ ... More >>

I'm A Neoliberal & Jacinda Is Too

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Jacinda Ardern's 'rejection' of neoliberalism is nonsense, says Jordan William, Executive Director for the Taxpayers' Union. More >>

National Party’s numbers versus the Bribe-O-Meter

Monday, 11 September 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s claims that the National Party's election promises amount to $1.4b in new operating spending over the next electoral cycle may technically stack up, but is misleading. A better comparable figure is the $8b in promised spending ... More >>

Māori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as to Maori

Monday, 11 September 2017, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union says the Police need to focus on catching crooks, not spending money on rebranding Poice cars with Māori designs, as a silly PC-PR gimmick More >>

Why won't Greens front up with the numbers?

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Despite Green Party Leader James Shaw's assurance that voters would have an opportunity to assess the fiscal impact of the Party's manifesto, to date the Party has failed to release it's full fiscal costings. More >>

 

 

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