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Retraction and apology received from the Spinoff

Monday, 29 May 2017, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The full retraction and apology by the Spinoff, relating to allegations that were totally false and defamatory, contained in an article by Simon Wilson, and published on the Spinoff website morning, is welcome. More >>

Greens right on subsidy for foreigners' medical bills

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Green MP Julie-Anne Genter joining the Union’s calls for greater efforts to be made by the Government and District Health Boards to recover the millions per year written-off due to tourists not paying public health ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union celebrates win on living wage

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the decision of the Hutt City Council last week to reject a blanket ‘living wage’ policy and instead give permission to the Council’s Chief Executive to pay a living wage "where it can be justified as the most cost-effective ... More >>

Spinoff Article on "White Feathers" Totally Wrong

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union , its founders Jordan Williams and David Farrar, the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance , and its spokesperson Jo Holmes, totally reject the allegation made on the Spinoff website today that they have sent ‘white feathers’ (either ... More >>

Happy Budget Day: Joyce Gets His Rocket

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand taxpayer funding of the US rocket company, Rocket Lab, appears to have delivered its responsible Minister, Steven Joyce, a suitable present – a successful rocket launch – on the same day as Mr Joyce’s first budget. More >>

‘Kiwifail’ black hole continues to grow

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Budget 2017 continues with the tradition of hundreds of millions diverted to Kiwirail but an apparent abandonment of the Government’s “Turn Around Plan” to get Kiwirail on a fiscally sustainable path. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Very little for business sector in Budget 2017 (resent)

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

25 MAY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With the exception of corporate welfare (which taxes all businesses more, to divert grants to favoured businesses and industries) the business-friendly initiative which features in the Budget announcements is a ... More >>

Bill English bets on a modest carrot, big spending

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

‘Vote for National and get a tax cut next year’ is the message from Budget 2017, says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union. “But middle and high-income earners will be burdened with a higher proportion of the costs of ... More >>

Budget 2017: Guide to Possible Tax Changes

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:21 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Steven Joyce has intimated that this Budget will provide tax relief to New Zealanders through an adjustment in tax thresholds (rather than changes to rates ). More >>

SSC investigation should be wide and thorough

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that the State Services Commission's investigation into the Transport Ministry’s handling of warnings about fraudster Joanne Harrison's behaviour while the current Auditor General, Martin Matthews, was Chief Executive ... More >>

At 1:43pm today Kiwis finally stop working for the gov't

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today is 2017 “Tax Freedom Day”. At 1:43pm the average New Zealanders will stop working for the government and for the first time this year begin working for themselves. Jordan Williams, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, said, "Tax Freedom Day ... More >>

WTF: Even VUW are calling for tax cuts

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Professor Norman Gemmell, Chair in Public Finance at Victoria University of Wellington, has today called on Steven Joyce to simplify income taxes and provide tax relief. Hear hear, says the Taxpayers Union . More >>

Libraries Should Not Be Turned into Spacie Parlours

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:04 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the value of the most recent addition to Wellington City Council libraries: video game consoles. The Council’s Libraries team revealed that video consoles had been installed at six libraries across Wellington, at an ... More >>

Total lifetime tax bill for average NZ household $1.48m

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:47 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

As Steven Joyce prepares to deliver his first budget on Thursday, the Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the average household pays $1.48 million in tax over a lifetime - equivalent to 15 years of earnings. More >>

Taxpayers should be allowed to see what they paid for

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says it is disgraceful that taxpayer-funded venture, Rocket Lab, is refusing to allow the New Zealand public from viewing live images of the planned test launch of the company’s first low earth orbit rocket next week. More >>

Labour Policy: Higher Rents and Reduced Incentive to Build

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:20 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“The Labour Party’s new policy to remove negative gearing will see rents go up and reduce the incentive to build new houses”, says Taxpayers Union’ economist Mac Mckenna. More >>

Seymour package affordable, even without cuts

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to ACT Party Leader David Seymour's announcement of the Party's 2017 tax policy, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union , says: More >>

Stats NZ lease deal ‘astronomical’

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Statistics New Zealand’s new lease with Wellington’s Chow Brothers for offices at 318 Lambton Quay signs up taxpayers for $794 per square metre per year – an ‘astronomical’ amount for office space according to the New Zealand Taxpayers’ ... More >>

We must be in surplus: New 'Goldsmith Grants' announced

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming this afternoon’s announcement by Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith of an additional $74.6 million in Budget 2017 for Callaghan Innovation’s corporate welfare “Growth Grants”. More >>

Crown accounts exploding – time for tax relief

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 11:43 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Financial Statements of the Government for the nine months ended 31 March 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $1.5 billion, compared to the HYEFU forecast surplus of $147 million, demonstrate that the $3 billion tax relief package (talked about ... More >>

 

 

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