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Look at the Road, Not the Speedo

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that police will be issuing tickets over the summer to anyone driving 1km/h or more over the speed limit, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Taxpayers' Union Congratulates PM on IDU Appointment

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is today congratulating Rt. Hon. John Key on becoming the Chair of the International Democrat Union , as former Australian Prime Minister John Howard retires from the role after 12 years. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director ... More >>

No 'Cost Blowout' - Yeah Right

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Council’s PR efforts to prevent media labelling it’s $100 million IT screw-up, a ‘cost blowout’. Responding to the Council most recent media release, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan ... More >>

Newcore Looks Pretty Rotten for Ratepayers

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 9:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that the IT system commissioned by Auckland Council to consolidate the eight systems the Super City inherited from its precursor councils could be facing a budget blowout of $100 million, Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Ben ... More >>

The Resignation with the Golden Handshake?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:55 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the settlement the State Services Commission has reached with former CERA CEO Roger Sutton, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: "Only in the public sector do you receive a payout for ‘resigning’. More >>

The Resignation with the Golden Handshake?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:18 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the settlement the State Services Commission has reached with former CERA CEO Roger Sutton, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Local Government BIM: Rein It in Paula

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Local Government is out of control. That’s the message of the Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Local Government, Paula Bennet, says the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Cut Corporate Welfare to Beat the Australians

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that IRD have indicated that company tax may need to be reduced next year, should Australia reduce their rate, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Joyce Incubates Whole New Method of Corporate Welfare

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the announcement from Science & Innovation Minister, Steven Joyce, that Callahan Innovation's expanding business incubator network has granted its' first interest free grant, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

All That Wasted Money, But Not on Web Servers

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:01 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is among many in the dark over the new property valuations released this morning on Auckland Council’s website . The website has been inaccessible since early this morning, presumably crashing under the increased traffic. Jordan ... More >>

Prime Minister's Corporate Welfare for Safari Company

Friday, 7 November 2014, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the latest example of tourism corporate welfare announced by the Prime Minister today as ridiculous and impossible to justify. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: “It isn’t a loan, it isn’t ... More >>

Wellington Chamber Join Council in Sandpit of Stupidity

Friday, 7 November 2014, 11:28 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Dominion Post’s report that the Wellington City Council has spent $20,000 on a sandpit shaded by the earthquake prone Town Hall, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Len Brown's Broken Promise on Rates

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland Mayor Len Brown has broken his cornerstone election promise to not increase rates by more than 2.5 per cent,Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “Len Brown has turned his back on ... More >>

The MSD Bureaucrat Cut That Isn't

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 10:29 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that the Ministry of Social Development is cutting 98 positions, but establishing 107 in response, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Government to Blame for Lambton Quay’s Dangerous Building

Monday, 3 November 2014, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says government inaction is permitting the Environment Court’s decision to block the demolition of the hazardous Harcourts Building to leave Wellingtonians and visitors at risk of being crushed by the building's unreinforced façade. More >>

Auckland Council Out of Control

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald article that some Auckland households will face a rates rise of up to 9.6 per cent next year, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “Len Brown’s pledge to cap rates rises at 2.5 per cent will come ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Welcomes NZ First MP’s Resignation

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming NZ First MP, Clayton Mitchell’s resignation from the Tauranga City Council, despite Party Leader Winston Peters' public comments in July that Mr Mitchell would do both jobs if elected to Parliament. The Union's ... More >>

Tolls Should Be for New Roads, Not Old Ones

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:16 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Council for wanting to introduce a motorist tax under the guise of ‘tolls’. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Government to Blame as Much as Council for Marryatt Payout

Friday, 24 October 2014, 9:59 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Government to fix the employment law regime that has forced Christchurch ratepayers to fork out $800,000 to former Council boss Tony Marryatt. More >>

Last Hurrah on the Taxpayer

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Hone Harawira spent up $54,000 on the taxpayer in his last three months as an MP, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “It is absolutely disgraceful that an MP managed to rack up a bill of $54,020 ... More >>

 

 

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