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Activist Academics Repeat Call for Soda Tax

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the call for soda taxes from University of Auckland Professor Boyd Swinburn, and University of Otago Associate Professor, Nick Wilson, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Apology to Hon Peter Dunne

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union wishes to apologise to Hon. Peter Dunne, in response to his criticism of the Taxpayers’ Union for missing an example of government waste in yesterday’s edition of the Dominion Post. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, ... More >>

Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki Rule Out Taniwha Tax

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming comments by James Brown, Chairman of Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki, indicating that spiritual elements will not be included in Cultural Impact Assessments provided by his iwi. Yesterday the Taxpayers’ Union launched its briefing ... More >>

Launch of 'Taniwha Tax' Briefing Paper

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:17 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union , with support from the Auckland Property Investors’ Association , Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance and Democracy Action today launched a briefing paper on Auckland Council’s new Mana Whenua Cultural Impact Assessment provisions. ... More >>

$80 Million More on Corporate Welfare

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is shocked that the Government is wasting the last $80 million of the ‘Future Investment Fund’ on corporate welfare through Callaghan Innovation’s 'R&D grants’. More >>

GOVT: One Day, Sometime, in the Future, We'll Hit Surplus

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 9:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Prime Minister’s comments in today’s post-Cabinet press conference indicating that the Government will “be in cooee” of surplus, but not necessarily in surplus come Budget Day, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, ... More >>

Replacement of Auckland Chief Planner Welcomed

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Auckland Council's decision to replace its controversial planning officer, Dr Roger Blakeley. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

'WAGs' Should Stay at Home

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that five MPs and their partners have taken off on a tour of Europe at a cost of $138,000 to the taxpayer, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Kiwis Set to Get Their 10-Year Passports Back

Monday, 6 April 2015, 10:16 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming reports that New Zealanders are soon to get their 10-year passports back, but says that a 10-year passport does not justify the hike in fees being hinted at by the Prime Minister. Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

Don't Throw Good Money After Bad on Gisborne Line

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 4:41 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Hawke’s Bay politicians not to give in to those lobbying for the reopening of the former Napier-Gisborne railway line.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says: More >>

Another $9M on Corporate Welfare

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the announcement from Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, and his Associate Minister, Jo Goodhew, that the Government will be spending another $9 million of taxpayers’ money on farming and forestry projects, Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union to Pursue Public Funding

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 9:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has announced its intention to pursue taxpayer-funding to support its advocacy of value for money from every tax dollar. Taxpayers’ UnionExecutive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Government Should Stop Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to abandon its KiwiSaver HomeStart programme and instead tackle the regulatory taxes strangling the housing market. Boosted entitlements to the first home buyers subsidy programme come into effect ... More >>

Blakeley Drinking Too Much CIA Kool-Aid

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that today’s comments by Auckland’s Chief Planning Officer , Dr Roger Blakeley, suggest that he is aloof to Auckland ratepayers' strong objection to the Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) requirements in the Proposed Auckland ... More >>

SSC Pay Hike Makes MPs Look Selfless

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Dominion Post report that average salaries at the State Services Commission hit $126,000 in 2014, up $13,000 in a year and 15 per cent more than any other department, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

New 'Buy-Election' Policies Added to Northland Bribe-O-Meter

Monday, 23 March 2015, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand First is the big mover in the Taxpayers’ Union Northland 'Bribe-O-Meter' following another week of policy announcements on the campaign trail. The total cost to taxpayers of the by-election promises currently sit at $63.5 million for National ... More >>

Response to Feroz Ali Resignation

Friday, 20 March 2015, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to this afternoon's resignation of the Chair of the Auckland Council's Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel, Feroz Ali, and his damming comments that the Panel 'lacks legitimacy' and is a 'waste of money', Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, ... More >>

Northland Port Doesn't Want Winston's Rail Link

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that Winston Peters has never visited, nor spoken to the management of the port company his key Northland by-election promise is framed around. Mr Peters announced soon after his Northland campaign launch that his party ... More >>

Northland Bribe-O-Meter Update

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

National is still trailing but catching up with NZ First on the Taxpayers' Union Northland by-election "Bribe-O-Meter". The Union has this afternoon updated the figures to take account of Simon Bridges' announcement regarding the Akerama ... More >>

MPS' Actions Confirm Stereotypes

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that political parties currently voting under urgency for a half-baked policy on MPs’ remuneration confirms all the negative stereotypes taxpayers hold about their elected representatives. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson, ... More >>

 

 

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