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Tax relief would end never-ending strikes

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Implementing tax relief would relieve the pressure of low take-home pay and resolve much of the current industrial action, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “It’s understandable that junior ... More >>

Green Party bequeathment welcomed

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

14 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has announced it will open a planned giving programme in light of a $350,000 bequeathment to the Green Party . More >>

Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

14 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The secrecy surrounding the ratepayer-funded $391,000 gift to Toyota is worse than the actual decision to give away the money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union , which exposed the handout last week. More >>

The Local Government Minister isn’t doing her job

Monday, 14 January 2019, 10:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta has not met with a ratepayer association since her appointment in 2017. Not even one. More >>

Palmerston North Deal with Toyota Costs Ratepayers $319,000

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 11:59 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

9 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Palmerston North City Council has given an economic grant to Toyota – one of the world’s largest car manufactures - for a local warehouse expansion, costing ratepayers $319,000, the Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

British Petroleum Should Correct Fuel Tax Pamphlet

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

8 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers' Union is calling on BP to correct leaflets about the costs of petrol which underestimate the tax component of the price paid for petrol by as much as 10 percent. More >>

Tobacco report confirms the harm of tax hikes

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

20 DECEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Earnst & Young’s report on tobacco excise taxes, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “The single-minded focus on ’Smokefree 2025’ through higher ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union responds to economic growth slowdown

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the reduced economic growth figures for the latest quarter, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “New Zealand needs more resilience to global economic downturn. The last thing the Government should do is put a dampener ... More >>

Putting a rocket under minimum wage is a moral failure

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to increase the minimum wage to $17.70 will devastate businesses in regional New Zealand, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “The Prime Minister is clearly spending ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union responds to approval of rail business case

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to NZTA’s approval of a business case for the proposed Auckland-to-Hamilton passenger rail service, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Taxpayer dosh paid to ministerial spouse’s firm

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that in the last year the Government has paid $356,466.61 to the consultancy firm of Peter Nunns – the partner of Associate Transport Julie Anne-Genter – without a single open tender process. More >>

Rejection of Vic name change is a victory for taxpayers

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Education Minister’s decision to reject an application to change the name of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman and VUW alumni Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is exactly what we have been calling ... More >>

Scrapping of ‘chief technology officer’ role

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government’s announcement that it will scrap the specific Chief Technology Officer role, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Growing surpluses show need for tax cuts, not a CGT

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With the Government’s OBEGAL annual surplus expected to grow to $8.4 billion by 2023, the Government should campiagn on tax cuts at the 2020 election not a capital gains tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Half Year Economic ... More >>

Wellbeing approach needs more detail

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The wellbeing approach revealed at the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update needs more detail before it can be used to influence policy making, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Budget cuts welcome – but why not go further?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that the Government has ordered Ministers to cut one percent in ‘low priority’ spending across all departments, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Transparency of ministerial meetings is a victory

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has welcomed the Government’s commitment to proactively release details of ministerial meetings. More >>

‘Green investment’ fund = more corporate welfare

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s new Green Investment Finance Fund is just another example of taxpayer money wastefully being funnelled into private businesses, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Drinkers beware: the taxman has you in his sights

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government should rule out the mental health inquiry’s recommendation [1] to hike regressive alcohol excise taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “With both the Tax Working ... More >>

Politicians must clarify superannuation positions

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says savers deserve to know what plans politicians have for Super, in light of a new report recommending changes to the system. Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The New Zealand Initiative’s suggestions ... More >>

 

 

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