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Retraction and apology to Dr Rob Beaglehole

Friday, 20 July 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Retraction and apology to Dr Rob Beaglehole 20 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Jordan Williams: This morning the Taxpayers’ Union reacted to a Newshub story dated today regarding sugar labelling which featured a video of Dr Rob Beaglehole ... More >>

LGNZ corrects position on waste levy

Friday, 20 July 2018, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Local Government New Zealand have visited the offices of the Taxpayers’ Union and advised that, while they support raising the waste levy, they don’t have a specific target in mind. This corrects a report from Radio New Zealand ( cited by ... More >>

Advisor to Health Minister mixes his work and his politics

Friday, 20 July 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Health Minister’s new policy advisor, Dr Rob Beaglehole, is out of line in appearing on Newshub this morning to lobby for new sugar labelling rules wearing the hat of a Dental Association ‘spokesman’. More >>

Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes 19 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Greater local powers must come with great responsibility

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:21 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Local Government New Zealand’s decision to lobby for a 1,300 percent increase in the waste levy , from $10 to $140 per tonne, is just a new effort to gouge ratepayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Greater local powers must come with great responsibility

Monday, 16 July 2018, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Greater local powers must come with great responsibility 16 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Taranaki needs oil and gas, not an ‘economy manager’

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“No amount of communist-style economic planning will undo the damage of the oil and gas ban,” says Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. “The Government wants to shield Taranaki’s economy by appointing a $600,000-dollar ‘transitional ... More >>

More taxpayer-funded slanted media

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

More public funding must come with increased obligations on Radio NZ to reflect the political diversity of New Zealanders, says the Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “RNZ’s biggest problem isn’t ... More >>

Queenstown ‘bed tax’ could kill the goose

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Queenstown Mayor’s proposed bed tax could choke the goose that lays the golden egg, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “As though it’s not already costly enough for people to ... More >>

Invercargill City Council on naughty list

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says ratepayers have been let down by Invercargill City Council’s decision to spend almost quarter of a million on a building to store Christmas lights. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “First the ... More >>

Acting PM – the Govt’s evidence-based voice on sugar tax

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters may be this Government’s one evidence-based voice on sugar tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Christchurch City Council did not tender $1.245m touch wall

Friday, 6 July 2018, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Christchurch City Council failed to pursue an open tender process for their $1.2m ‘touch wall’, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Christchurch City Council releases “touch wall” spending

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

After being faced with legal action from the Taxpayers’ Union (and potentially the Attorney General), Christchurch City Council has buckled and confirmed the amount spent on its seven-metre ‘touch wall’ – $1.245 million. More >>

Keith Ng "fact-check" is false

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:38 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Keith Ng must not have read our report before he published his ' fact check ' on public sector wages in the NZ Herald, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. More >>

Ombudsman judgment against Christchurch City Council welcome

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

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Winston’s immoral troughing reaches new depths

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams responds to Rt Hon Winston Peters’ choice to claim the optional Winter Energy Payment: More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Rex Nicholls to board of directors

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 11:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is pleased to announce that former Wellington City Councillor Rex Nicholls has joined the Union 's board of directors. Taxpayers’ Union Chairman Barrie Saunders says, “Rex’s background is in engineering, project ... More >>

Transmission Gully, not Revenue Gully

Monday, 2 July 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s suggestion to toll the new Transmission Gully motorway appears to be another revenue-grab, despite the Transport Minister’s claims otherwise, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke ... More >>

Film industry handouts have always been waste of money

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The latest scrutiny of taxpayer-funded handouts for film companies vindicates the Taxpayers’ Union’s focus on the issue since 2014. More >>

Gallipoli exhibition serves as a warning for film museum

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Problems dogging a Wellington Gallipoli exhibition bode badly for the City Council’s film museum project, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

 

 

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