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Whakatane Council Has Least Amount of Public Art on Display

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Whakatane District Council ratepayers are limited to view only 0.2% of the Council’s art collection, valued at $8,750,174.00, with the Rotorua Lakes District Council not far behind with only 0.7% of its artwork worth $10,713,675.00 on display for ... More >>

Only 7% of Council-Owned Art on Display for the Public

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that local councils across New Zealand have accrued more than half a billion dollars of artwork with 93% of the artwork not on public display. More >>

Only 3.3% of Council’s $8.8m Art Collection on Display

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Only 3.3% of Napier City Council’s $8.8 million art collection is on public display according to research by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Former Mayor’s Request for Ratepayer Funded Tattoo Puzzling

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:11 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is applauding Wellington City Council’s refusal to grant an unusual request by former Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown for a ratepayer funded tattoo as her departure gift as Mayor of the City. More >>

Irony of Norwegian Pension Fund Model Lost on Green Party

Monday, 16 January 2017, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is backing Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s criticism of the politicisation by the Green Party of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund after the party called for environmental conditions to be placed on the fund's investment management. More >>

Clinton Global Initiative Closing Its Doors

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:11 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Clinton Global Initiative Closing Its Doors And Australian Government Shuts Down Taxpayer Gifts to Clinton Group More >>

2,000 join Call for Halt to Clinton Funding

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In the last 12 hours more than one New Zealander per minute have added their name to a petition organised by the Taxpayers’ Union calling on Murray McCully to veto the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s plans to give an additional $5.5million of taxpayers’ ... More >>

MFAT Excuses Re Clinton Foundation ‘Nonsense On Stilts ’

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The excuse justifying the millions of taxpayer dollars the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) will pay the Clinton Health Access Initiative that it is a “separate legal entity” to the Clinton Foundation is pathetic says the Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

Government Set to Give Clinton Foundation Another $5.5M

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 8:38 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the Government has budgeted to give another $5.5 million dollars of taxpayers’ money to the controversial Clinton Foundation, despite Mrs Clinton’s failed US Presidential bid and controversy over improper ... More >>

Alternative to Cigarettes Still Outlawed

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Another 10% Tobacco Tax Hike – But Alternative to Cigarettes Still Outlawed 31 DECEMBER 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As smokers stock up on cigarettes today to beat the Government’s 10% hike in tobacco excise tax which comes into effect on New ... More >>

MBIE funded report shows $2b down the toilet

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

An independent assessment of the Government's Ultrafast Broadband fibre rollout, funded by MBIE, shows that none of Steven Joyce's promised economic productivity gains have resulted and is major blot on the Government’s corporate welfare empire, ... More >>

NZTU Cautiously Welcomes New Minister of Finance

Monday, 12 December 2016, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union congratulates Bill English on his appointment to Prime Minister and welcomes comments by Steven Joyce over the weekend in relation to the prudent spending of taxpayers’ money. More >>

Best environment for tax cuts in a generation

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

"If the National Party-led Government fails to deliver meaningful tax cuts in Budget 2017, it is unlikely it ever will,” says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union reacting to yesterday’s Half Yearly Budget Policy Statement. More >>

Soda Tax Claims Post-Truth Virtue Signalling

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:32 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling out those who are pushing for the implementation of a sugary drink tax as a ‘post-truth virtue signalling’ citing evidence that many of the claims being made about sugar taxes are demonstrably wrong. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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