New Zealand Taxpayers' Union - Latest News [Page 1]

Dunne And McClay Must Front up

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 11:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Labour Party revenue spokesperson, Clayton Cosgrove’s, challenge to former and current Revenue Ministers Peter Dunne and Todd McClay over the IRD’s child support cost blowout. Yesterday the Taxpayers’ Union alerted ... More >>

Massive IRD Cost Blowout for Child Support Changes

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:07 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling a cost blowout by the IRD a shambles, highlighting official documents that show that taxpayers are in line to cop at least $163 million to roll back the 2013 reforms to the Child Support system. Executive Director of ... More >>

John Key Presents Clayton Solution to MP Pay

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act in relation to MPs' pay, but is slamming the use of Parliamentary urgency to avoid the public getting an opportunity to have their say. Taxpayers’ UnionExecutive ... More >>

Government Should Stamp Out Taxpayer Funded Lobbying

Monday, 2 March 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union believes that questions need to asked about why a lobby group, working with the Maori Party on a political campaign around tobacco plain packaging, is largely taxpayer funded. This morning’s front page of the New Zealand Herald ... More >>

Crocodile Tears From Members of Parliament

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:06 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Despite public comments bemoaning yesterday’s back-dated pay hike, not a single member of Parliament intends to reject their pay rise, according to responses received by the Taxpayers’ Union . This morning the Union emailed every MP asking whether ... More >>

Will MPs Put Taxpayers' Money Where Their Mouth is?

Friday, 27 February 2015, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling the bluff of MPs and has written to each one asking whether they will be accepting the backdated pay increases announced yesterday. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Government GST U-Turn

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Revenue Minister Todd McClay’s announcement of a Government U-turn in relation to requiring bodies corporate to register for GST. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

MP Pay Rise Unjustified

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is sickened with the confirmation that the Remuneration Authority has approved a 5.4 percent annual pay rise for backbench MPs, backdated to July last year, and is calling for changes to the Remuneration Authority. Taxpayers’ Union ... More >>

More Wellington City Council Dummies?

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the announcement that Wellington City Council is now a UNICEF ‘Child Friendly City’ , Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman, Ben Craven, says: “It’s bad enough that we have a ratepayer funded 'youth council' which is more about photo ... More >>

Auckland Council's Ten Very Expensive Tickets

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 9:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Auckland Council’s economic development agency, ATEED, has gifted $50,000 of ratepayer money to the Remuera Golf Club for the Holden PGANZ Championship. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, ... More >>

Best of a Bad Lot Still Bad

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the report that 66 percent of Aucklanders submitting on the Auckland Council’s 10-year budget prefer motorway tolls over higher rates,Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Government-Picked Winner Loses Taxpayers' Money

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that taxpayers forked out $287,500 in corporate welfare to the failed eHome business that is currently in receivership owing $17.5 million to creditors. More >>

NZ Super Referendum an Easy Choice for Taxpayers

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 10:30 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing ACT leader David Seymour’s call for a referendum on New Zealand’s growing superannuation burden. Reacting to Mr Seymour’s speech delivered this afternoon at the Party’s conference, Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

NZTE Resisted Ateed's Push into London

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 10:33 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that New Zealand Trade and Enterprise resisted attempts by Auckland Council's economic development arm to create a new role in London for one of its former executives. Responding to the NZ Herald story published today , ... More >>

Pssst: Financial Geniuses Don't Work for the NZ Government

Friday, 20 February 2015, 10:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is urging the Government to leave investment decisions relating to the New Zealand Super Fund to the professionals after officials lost $200 million in a complex Portuguese loan deal. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, ... More >>

Police PR Loses the Plot - Buys a Tractor

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Waikato Times report that Police have purchased a tractor for ‘raising awareness of rural crime’, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Tax Hike Should Go up in Smoke

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to answers in Parliament by Associate Minister of Health, Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, that the Government is seeking advice on raising tobacco taxes further, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

MBIE’s 5-Star Furniture on the Taxpayer

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 9:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is shocked that the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment spent $360,000 on new furniture for its new Wellington offices to re-accommodate 200 staff. Responding to last night’s 3News story , Jordan Williams, Executive ... More >>

Win for Taxpayers

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming Steven Joyce's announcement that taxpayer money will not be used to support the SkyCity convention centre deal.Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Masturbating Nun a Poor Use of Ratepayer Money

Friday, 13 February 2015, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In an unusual coalition the Taxpayers’ Union is backing concerns expressed by the morally conservative Family First lobby group regarding a highly offensive t-shirt being displayed at the Canterbury Museum. The t-shirt features a semi-naked nun masturbating. More >>

 

 

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