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Broadcasting Minister must rule out Mediaworks bailout

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi to rule out any taxpayer-funded purchase or bailout for Mediaworks’s channel Three. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “For the last few months Mediaworks ... More >>

Mike Tana should pay the money back

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on outgoing Porirua Mayor Mike Tana to repay money clocked up on his ratepayer-funded fuel card for personal travel. The Ernst and Young report released yesterday reveals that, within less than three ... More >>

Proposal to favour ‘indigenous’ procurement is wrong

Friday, 11 October 2019, 8:32 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters to veto Cabinet’s proposal to give special preference to iwi and ‘indigenous firms’ during procurement processes. More >>

Don’t do it, Peeni: Sugar tax will make us poor, miserable

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 10:19 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare’s statement that New Zealand still ought to consider a tax on sugar, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Taxes on sugary drinks are ineffective at actually improving ... More >>

Give the money back, Grant

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the release of Crown accounts showing a $7.5 billion surplus, New Zealand Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Government pulls pin on Clinton Foundation funding

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the Government has halted its funding of Clinton Foundation subsidiary the “Clinton Health Initiative”. This follows nearly three years of campaigning on the issue by the Taxpayers’ Union .   Welcoming ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes push for Smokefree surge strategy

Monday, 7 October 2019, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the release of A Surge Strategy for Smokefree Aotearoa 2025, a new paper released by ASH which highlights the regressive effects of tobacco tax and outlines a new strategy of cutting smoking rates through ... More >>

2019 Jonesie Awards for government waste: winners revealed

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today at Parliament, the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union hosted the 2019 Jonesie Awards, an Oscars-style ceremony celebrating the best of the worst of government waste. More >>

Awful business confidence needs to be met by tax cuts

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With continued awful business confidence from NZIER , the Government needs to take a new approach, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

PM must strip Jones of forestry portfolio

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:42 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Prime Minister must strip Shane Jones of his Forestry portfolio in light of his comments of “utu” on the sector’s whistle-blowers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

PM must censure Shane Jones

Saturday, 28 September 2019, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

PM must censure Shane Jones for unashamed bribery of forestry sector group 27 SEPTEMBER 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Prime Minister to censure controversial Minister Shane Jones following his comments exposed earlier ... More >>

Revealed: NZ's army of ratepayer-funded council staff

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Figures obtained as part of the 2019 Ratepayers’ Report league tables reveal that local councils across New Zealand employ 30,497 staff – 5,376 of whom earn salaries north of $100,000. More >>

Government’s tweaks to business tax a fantastic initiative

Monday, 23 September 2019, 10:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Amending the rules on black hole expenditure and loss continuity shows excellent judgment from the Government, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Weakening economic growth shows need for tax cuts

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:09 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With economic growth softening, the Government needs to let taxpayers keep more of what they earn, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

PM wants to hear from business – but only those she controls

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 5:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is questioning why, for the second time, Jacinda Ardern has appointed a Crown-owned company Chief Executive to Chair her “Business Advisory Council”, following her announcement that Mercury CEO Fraser Whineray ... More >>

Taxpayers the victim in international bidding war for LOTR

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government’s decision to give around $300 million to Amazon as a sweetener for filming a TV series in New Zealand, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “As a matter of simple waste, this is striking, ... More >>

2019 Ratepayers’ Report released, methodology explained

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:28 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union , in partnership with the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance , has today published this year's Ratepayers' Report – online local government league tables – at www.ratepayersreport.nz . More >>

ActionStation should front up on taxpayer funding

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the left-wing campaign group “ActionStation” to front up and be transparent about how much taxpayer funding it takes from the Government to underwrite its activism activities. Earlier in the month, the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Crackdown on vape flavours will keep smokers smoking

Friday, 13 September 2019, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa plans to restrict flavoured e-cigarette liquid, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Council spends $6,000 on man in crayfish suit

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 7:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

After putting some feelers out, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Wellington regional ratepayers have paid almost $6,000 for “ Frank the Crayfish ”, a man in an elaborate crayfish suit who scolds ratepayers for their environmental ... More >>

 

 

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