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Media Failing In Not Exposing Winston's Hypocrisy

Monday, 21 August 2017, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Winston Peters’ claims that National and Labour are making expensive promises they cannot afford are better left for the McGillicuddy Serious Party, says the Taxpayers’ Union. New Zealand First is promising by far the most expensive set of policies according ... More >>

Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of WCC resources

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:38 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning More >>

Local Government Leaders failing New Zealand

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It is a sad coincidence that newly elected head of Local Government New Zealand is facing his own water crisis in North Dunedin – with it being exactly one-year since his predecessor's Council killed three people and caused 6,000 to become ill in Havelock ... More >>

Local Government stepping stone to Parliament sting

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Ratepayers should not be paying councillors for one job while they are out campaigning for another, says the Taxpayers’ Union. At least four candidates in the three main centres are still enjoying salaries over $90,000 while they campaign for seats in ... More >>

Labour Party spot on – not government’s role to own hotels

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union agree with Labour: the use of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money for the Government’s desperate attempts to pepper over the housing crisis by buying its own hotels, is ridiculous. Responding to Carmel Sepuloni's comments ... More >>

Dunne's Spending Promises Suggest Desperation

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

16 AUGUST 2017 - Government support partner Peter Dunne appears to be abandoning the Government‘s commitment to fiscal prudence – offering some $4.76 billion of election bribes, according to the Taxpayers’ Union election policy costing ‘ ... More >>

Super Fund stuff up selldown for carbon policy announcement

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:02 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

15 AUGUST 2017 - The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that as part of the selldown of carbon related investments, readying the NZ Superannuation Fund for the carbon targets just announced this morning, the Fund sold nearly five million shares in ... More >>

Opposition Parties Promise $60.6b – Government Parties $3.4b

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:39 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

15 AUGUST 2017 - Opposition parties - consisting of Labour, New Zealand First, the Greens and The Opportunities Party - have promised $60.6 billion in new spending according to the Taxpayers’ Union election policy costing Bribe-O-Meter . In comparason ... More >>

Winston Peters - the charred pot who calls the kettle black

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Winston Peters’ bemoaning of policy costings and a lack of detail in Labour’s 'water tax' would be credible if Mr Peters’ own party had any idea how it will pay for the $23 billion lolly scramble exposed by the Taxpayers’ Union Bribe-O-Meter ... More >>

Labour's Water Tax as nutty as 2014 "NZ Power"

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour's Water Tax as nutty as 2014 "NZ Power" 11 AUGUST 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Labour's Water Tax policy is quickly becoming the laughing stock of public policy circles with parallels being made to its infamous 2014 NZ Power policy – ... More >>

Water tax may add $28/week to weekly grocery bill

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour can’t credibly go into an election without being upfront to New Zealanders as to how much its proposed tax on water will be, says the Taxpayers Union. More >>

Statement on Metiria Turei resignation

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“While it is always sad to see a senior politician fall from grace, Ms Turei’s resignation does not avail her from the debt owed to New Zealand taxpayers. With more and more evidence coming out that Ms Turei should not have even been on the ... More >>

Green Party Illegally Using Taxpayer Money to Campaign

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 3:45 pm | Taxpayers' Union

9 AUGUST 2017 - The Taxpayers’ Union has laid a complaint against two Green Party Parliamentary (taxpayer funded) staff for using election advertisements funded by Parliamentary Services to campaign - and continuing to do so when the illegality ... More >>

'Water Tax' Shouldn't Pick And Choose

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 12:03 pm | Taxpayers' Union

9 AUGUST 2017 - "Picking and choosing who pays what ‘water tax’ and changing the tax rate based on its use, is economic silliness,” says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union More >>

Secrecy of Wevers' report under fire

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming renewed calls in the last 24-hours, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Sue Maroney, for the Speaker to publicly release the Sir Maarten Wevers' report which lead to the resignation of the Auditor General and says that it puts ... More >>

Opportunities Party Included in Bribe-O-Meter

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

After analysis of The Opportunities Party (TOP) policies, including discussion and clarification with party officials, the Taxpayers’ Union has calculated TOP’s manifesto announced to date would cost an additional $10.4 billion over the next ... More >>

Steve Chadwick’s muddy U-turn more than welcome!

Monday, 7 August 2017, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Well done to Rotorua Lakes Council for its U-turn on the Mayor’s decision to spend $90,000 of combined ratepayer and taxpayer money importing South Korean mud for the City’s ‘Mudtopia’ festival”, says Jordan Williams, Executive Director ... More >>

Labour proposes to tax Aucklanders more

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Treasury swimming in money, but Labour proposes to tax Aucklanders more at the pump 6 AUGUST 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Labour’s transport announcement this afternoon, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Mr Speaker has a strange understanding of ‘unanimous’

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Speaker, David Carter, has a strange understanding of the word ‘unanimous agreement’, given two political parties, NZ First and United Future, have called for the public release of Sir Maarten Wevers’ report, which led to Martin Matthews resigning as ... More >>

How does Winston keep a straight face?

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The gall of Winston Peters calling National “big spending” in relation to its promise to spend $2.6 billion on Auckland Transport, is a bit rich from the man who’s blown out the Taxpayers’ Union “Bribe-O-Meter”, despite many of New Zealand ... More >>

 

 

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