New Zealand Taxpayers' Union - Latest News [Page 1]

Govt Should Have All Options on Table to Deal with Kiwifail

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 11:03 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Todd McClay, is in dream land telling Kiwirail not to change its structure but to rely less on taxpayer funded handouts amounting to hundreds of millions per year. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Land Tax a Disgraceful Cop-Out

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 11:13 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Government’s consideration of a land tax on foreign purchasers as a cop-out by the Government to fix New Zealand’s housing affordability crisis. Jordan Williams, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director says: More >>

No Sympathy for MPs' "Taxing" Ballet Tour

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 10:55 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Speaker, the Rt Hon David Carter, to pull the curtain on the culture of junkets he and other MPs arrange annually. Reacting to the NZ Herald story where Mr Carter described the schedule of the taxpayer-funded ... More >>

Labour's Attack on Shewan Extraordinary

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour should put up or shut up with their attacks on John Shewan says Jordan Williams, the Executive Director, of the Taxpayers’ Union . Responding to Labour’s attacks on Mr Shewan and his previous professional engagements, Mr Williams says: More >>

Taxpayers' Union Welcomes SME Tax Package

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the Government’s SME-friendly tax package today by the Prime Minister. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Memo to Wellington City Council: Stop Wasting Our Money

Friday, 8 April 2016, 10:47 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the report that Wellington ratepayers may be out of pocket to the tune of $50,000 following the collapse of Wellington Fashion Week, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Kiwibank Non-Sale a Missed Opportunity

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:20 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that the partial sale of Kiwibank to the NZ Super Fund and ACC is a missed opportunity for the Government to get the potential liability of a Kiwibank failure off its books. Jordan Williams, the Union’s Executive Director, ... More >>

$1M Rebrand for Polytechnic "Grotesque"

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 11:02 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the $1 million dollars spent on branding of the merged Aoraki Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, which included a logo nearly identical to another Christchurch organisation after ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Cautiously Welcomes Chang Samkhan Grant

Friday, 1 April 2016, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is cautiously optimistic regarding the announced $6.3 million Primary Growth Partnership grant awarded to the Chang Samkhan Innovation Project. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

High Taxes Developing Underground Tobacco Market

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is saddened but not surprised that New Zealanders are turning to the underground and unregulated homegrown tobacco market in response to the Government’s continued hikes in taxes on smokers. More >>

UBI Would Require Income Tax Rate of 50% Or More

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 9:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A Universal Basic Income which avoided superannuates and beneficiaries being made worse off would require a flat rate income tax of more than 50% or drastic cuts in government services to pay for it, according to a new report released today. More >>

Loose Lips Shouldn't Land on Taxpayers

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:55 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Speaker not to approve the use of taxpayer money to defend and settle the defamation claim made against the Prime Minister in relation to comments concerning Bradley Ambrose and 2011 ’teapot-tape’ recording. ... More >>

More Spin, Less Services From Wellington

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:16 am | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling the Government to commit to cuts in the amount of taxpayer money spent on public relations and communications. Responding to the news that spending has increased by $6 million in the past four years, Ben Craven, ... More >>

Mike Lee Motion Heralds Win for Taxpayers' Union

Friday, 18 March 2016, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming a notice of motion by Auckland Councillor, Mike Lee, that would terminate Auckland Council’s membership of the New Zealand Property Council. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman, Ben Craven, says: More >>

High Company Tax Rate Deterring Corporate Taxpayers

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to today’s New Zealand Herald report into tax minimization strategies by multinational companies operating in New Zealand, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

UK Budget Cuts Corporate Tax Rate to 17%

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Delivering his sixth budget overnight, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that the British corporate tax rate will be reduced to just 17%, further highlighting the relatively high 28% New Zealand company tax rate to the rest of ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Backs Seymour's Call for One Law for All

Monday, 7 March 2016, 7:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to ACT leader David Seymour calling for the removal of the Maori Authority special tax rate, after iwi-owned Go Bus won the contract to service the South Auckland area, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Select Committee Oversight Undermined

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing Labour MP David Parker’s criticism of National MPs blocking an attempt by the Commerce Select Committee to recall NZTE officials to clarify or correct NZTE Chief Executive Peter Chrisp’s comments to the Committee ... More >>

Sculpture Funding Shows Poor Priorities

Monday, 29 February 2016, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the report that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has paid $300,000 in addition to the Christchurch City Council’s $502,500 for artwork by Sir Antony Gormley, Taxpayers’ Union spokesman, Ben Craven, says: More >>

Missing: Accountability at Kaikoura District Council

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Marlborough Express report that Kaikoura District Council is to retain a practice of not noting how Councillors have voted on particular issues, Ben Craven, a spokesman for the Taxpayers’ Union, says: More >>

 

 

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