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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 >>

Retraction: Auckland Council Rate Rises

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Earlier today the Taxpayers’ Union released a media statement regarding Auckland Council rate rises. We had been anticipating an announcement about rate increases for some time. More >>

Taxpayers' Union Responds to Joyce on Corporate Welfare

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce’s defence of corporate welfare , Jim Rose, the author of Monopoly Money , a Taxpayers Union report on corporate welfare since 2008, says: More >>

Speech From the Throne Foreshadows More Corporate Welfare

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Governor General’s Speech from the Throne, which outlined that the Government’s intentions for the next Parliamentary term would include further Business Growth Agenda initiatives, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan ... More >>

Prime Minister's OIA Admision Disturbing

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for answers after it was revealed on Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report that the Prime Minister’s office routinely flouts its obligations under the Official Information Act. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman, Ben ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Joins Global Effort

Monday, 13 October 2014, 10:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has joined forces with 21 other taxpayer and free market groups from around the world to support national tax autonomy and oppose international tax changes that include ‘harmonising' tax rates or introducing new ... More >>

10 Year Passports Looking Likely

Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:49 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union understands that the Government is considering the reintroduction of ten year passports in changes to the Passports Act expected before the end of the year. More >>

New Report Shows Corporate Welfare Costing

Friday, 10 October 2014, 9:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has launched new a report, Monopoly Money, which examines the cost and case for New Zealand’s extensive corporate welfare programmes. The report follows recent comments by TradeMe founder Sam Morgan , who questioned the ... More >>

Treasury Tells National Housing Policy Will Worsen Problems

Monday, 6 October 2014, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury Tells National That Housing Policy Will Make Problem Worse 6 OCTOBER 2014 More >>

Slip in University Rankings - Funding Not the Problem

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the slippage of New Zealand universities' rankings , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Suspected $6 Million Dollar Wananga Fraud Alarming

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on on the Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi to front up over claims the Wananga has pocketed government overpayments amounting to $6 million of taxpayers' money. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

Fed Farmers Need to Be Weaned

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Federated Farmers to make a firm commitment to reject any future Government funding, after it was revealed that the lobby group had received over $200,000 of payments in recent years. More >>

Key's Restraint in Propping up ACT Welcomed

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the announcement that ACT MP David Seymour will not be appointed as a Minister. More >>

Only Concession is from the Taxpayer

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the confidence and supply agreement reached between John Key and Peter Dunne’s United Future Party, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Council Can't Hike Rates, Wants to Introduce New Ones

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Aucklanders could face new charges or taxes to fund Len Brown’s $12 billion-plus transport funding gap, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Ministerial Deals Shameful

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is repeating calls for the Prime Minister to explain the Ministerial deals he looks to be doing with his support partners. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

 

 

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