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Taxpayers’ Union Annual Review Released

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:33 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today released its annual review, covering the last 12 months of operations. More >>

KiwiRail’s “nothing to see here” spin not fooling anyone

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to this afternoon’s media release by Kiwirail , Jordan Williams, the Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Bail-out of GWRC must come with appointment of commissioners

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 9:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Chairman Chris Laidlaw is to be believed and the Council is talking to the Government about a taxpayer-funded bailout as a result of earthquake damage to CentrePort and its property developments, the Government ... More >>

Time Kiwirail Stopped Hiding Information From Its Bankers

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 10:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on KiwiRail to disclose the extent of its insurance and expected cost of damage to the South Island rail network from the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

Justified Improvement Or Parliamentary Palace?

Monday, 28 November 2016, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

No other public agency would get away with the secrecy surrounding the proposal for a new "Parliamentary palace” , says the Taxpayers’ Union , which is renewing its calls for Parliamentary spending to come under the Official Information Act 1982. ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Backs Campaign for Parental Caregiver Suppo

Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing calls for the Ministry of Health to backdate payments to parental carers of disabled children, after the finding of the Ombudsman that the Ministry acted unfairly and unreasonably when it reduced payments to those caring ... More >>

Greens Kaikoura Rail Campaign Breaches Party’s Own Mantra

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Green Party Kaikoura Rail Campaign Breaches Party’s Own Mantra 27 NOVEMBER 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling out a Green Party online petition calling for the Government to “commit to funding rail rebuild” ... More >>

Cold Hard Look at South Island Rail Needed

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for rail and roading links to be examined with equal measure as transport officials examine options in rebuilding transport corridors in the upper South Island damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

McCully Should Be Explaining Funding of Clinton Foundation

Friday, 11 November 2016, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, to explain what value taxpayers have received from the $7.7 million MFAT has donated to the Clinton Foundation’s flagship project, before any of the additional $6 million ... More >>

Council Parties With Ratepayer-Funded Vinyl Collection

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 9:57 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has obtained figures showing Wellington City Council have spent over $20,000 compiling a vinyl collection for Wellington Library. More >>

Financial statements show additional scope for tax cuts

Friday, 4 November 2016, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With Core Crown tax revenue more than half a billion dollars higher than previously forecast for the three months ended 30 September 2016, there is plenty of room to give New Zealanders tax cuts, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Reacting to the Treasury ... More >>

Paddleboarding Or Tax Cuts?

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing ACT MP David Seymour's call for the Government to scrap the Major Events Fund. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Royal Society's Marsden grants an embarrassment

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Many taxpayers will be raising an eyebrow at today’s announcement of the recipients of $65 million of Marsden Fund grants, says the Taxpayers’ Union . Their Executive Director, Jordan Williams says: More >>

Auditor-General report shows taxpayers' concern justified

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has welcomed today’s release of the Auditor General’s report on the Inquiry into the Saudi Arabia Food Security Partnership. More >>

Invercargill City Council’s Christmas Light Omnishambles

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 10:09 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for some accountability at Invercargill City Council after it was revealed that a further $250,000 is being spent on Christmas lights to replace the lights purchased by Council staff on a $21,000 ratepayer-funded junket ... More >>

Solid Energy Monkey Off Taxpayers' Back

Monday, 31 October 2016, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says, "This is the first real privatisation by the current Government, and what a relief it is. The sale protects taxpayers and provides for full payment to employees and trade creditors. It is a ... More >>

"Bribe-O-Meter" Relaunched

Monday, 31 October 2016, 9:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is relaunching its election Bribe-O-Meter to keep track of politicians’ pork-barrel promises in the lead up to the Mt Roskill by-election. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Woodhouse Stacks Deck Against Taxpayers

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Michael Woodhouse for his failure to appoint a taxpayer representative to the Remuneration Authority after today’s announcement that academic Len Cook has been appointed to replace Angela Foulkes on the Authority. ... More >>

Councils Spend Almost Half a Million Dollars on Social Media

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Trending Tax - Councils Spend Almost Half a Million Dollars on Social Media Advertising 23 OCTOBER 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that almost half a million dollars was spent in the last financial year on Facebook and LinkedIn ... More >>

Seymour Unambitious in Call for Tax Cuts

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on ACT Party leader David Seymour to stick to his classical liberal principles and fight for meaningful tax relief prior to next year's general election to recognise that Kiwi households are better at spending ... More >>

 

 

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