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

Senior Citizens, Not Senile Citizens

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:43 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the merits and costs of the “ No car? No problem! Getting around your community without a car” brochure, released by the Office for Senior Citizens. The brochure’s purpose is to explain to senior citizens ... More >>

Minister Right to Give Fish & Game a Serve

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:19 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to Radio New Zealand’s report concerning allegations that Conservation Minister Nick Smith warned the Fish and Game Council that it acts like a 'rabid NGO', Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Labour Offer Len Brown a Hotel Tax

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Labour Party's plan to allow councils to levy new 'pillow taxes' and regional petrol taxes. Reacting to this afternoon’s NZ Herald report Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union , ... More >>

Auckland Councillors, Not Emperors

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

25 JULY 2014 Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland Councillors have voted to keep their ratepayer-funded business class travel perks, and considered new rules that would have exempted councillors from Auckland City's parking charges, Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Back LGNZ Calls For Greater Transparency

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:25 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing Local Government New Zealand’s calls for the Official Information Act to be extended to cover the Local Government Commission. Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Taxpayers' Union Lay Complaint with Speaker

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Unio n has written to Parliament's Speaker, the Rt. Hon. David Carter, asking him to step in and investigate the claims on the WhaleOil blog that taxpayers’ money is being improperly used for Mana Party election campaign hoardings. More >>

Pay It Back Ms Hauiti

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:00 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Newstalk ZB report that disgraced MP Claudette Hauiti is refusing to confirm whether or not she has reimbursed taxpayers for misuse of her Parliamentary 'P-card', Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: “Ms Hauiti ... More >>

Mana Party Using Taxpayer Funds for Election Hoardings

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the photograph posted on the WhaleOil website of a Te Tai Tokerau electorate hoarding featuring Mana Party leader Hone Harawira, which carries the House of Representatives crest and appears to have been funded by taxpayers, Jordan Williams, Executive Director ... More >>

Public Money? Public Entitled to Know

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that taxpayers are unable to find out the extent of disgraced MP Claudette Hauiti’s spending, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Taskforce Welcomed to Curb Excess Local Government Control

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:38 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Prime Minister John Key’s announcement at the LGNZ conference in Nelson to establish a 'Rules Reduction Taskforce'.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

NZ First Tax Policy Breaches the China FTA Peters Signed

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ policy announcement to introduce a capital gains tax on foreign owned homes and assets, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

NZ First GST Policy Not Thought Through

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ policy announcement to remove GST on food, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Wellington City Council P-Card Fraud Disturbing

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Fairfax report that at least three Wellington City Council staff have been dismissed for fraudulently misusing their Council p-cards, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Wairoa District Council Should Not Be Gagging Staff

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Dominion Post article that the Wairoa District Council has removed council staff members' personal submissions on the Council's annual plan, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: “Staff making personal submissions ... More >>

Corporate Welfare Apparatus Now Taking Over Corporate Media

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the decision by Callaghan Innovation to use taxpayer money to subsidise commercial media organisation BusinessDesk and buy a journalist for them. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Australia Gets Another Competitive Advantage

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the news that the Australian Senate has voted to abolish Australia’s carbon tax, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

In Auckland Council Even Secretaries Have Secretaries

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:30 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has learned that the Auckland Council is currently advertising the role of personal assistant to serve the Executive Assistant of the Chief Executive. The role is currently being advertised at Seek.co.nz. More >>

Winston Peters' Attack Suggests a Vulnerability

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is challenging Winston Peters to front up with the precise number of paid up New Zealand First members, after Mr Peters falsely accused the Taxpayers’ Union of lacking grass roots support. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director ... More >>

Greens’ Policy Lesser of Two Evils

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is cautiously optimistic about the Greens’ innovation policy released today. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “Although the Greens’ policy still leaves room for picking winners, on balance it is better ... More >>

Aaron Gilmore's Replacement Living up to Expectations

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that first-term National list MP, Claudette Hauiti has handed in her Parliamentary charge card after inappropriate use, including using it for a trip to Australia, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ... More >>

 

 

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