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Beehive artwork: Taxpayers’ Union submits design proposal

Friday, 24 January 2020, 8:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has formally submitted its design proposal for a 3.5-metre artwork in the Beehive entrance, pictured below. More >>

Ardern slams the door on scrutiny

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will no longer be establishing an election policy costing unit for this year’s election, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Taxpayers’ Union responds to Remuneration Authority

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 11:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers’ Union responds to Remuneration Authority statement 22 JANUARY 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to a press release from the Remuneration Authority, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is a pathetic ... More >>

Why are taxpayers funding astrology-based health services?

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 8:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is alarmed to learn that taxpayers are funding astrology-based health services, in the name of “traditional Māori healing”. In a comment to Stuff , the Ministry of Health says it is encouraging its Healthy ... More >>

Remuneration Authority loses credibility with 41% pay hike

Friday, 17 January 2020, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The 41 percent pay hike for West Coast regional councillors will further erode taxpayers’ trust in the Remuneration Authority, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Pay rates for councillors should broadly ... More >>

Climate change curriculum

Monday, 13 January 2020, 8:37 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s new climate change educational material for year 7 and 8 students skirts close to taxpayer-funded propaganda, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The new taxpayer-funded curriculum ... More >>

Tobacco tax hikes a raid on the wallets of Māori

Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 9:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With tobacco tax from Māori taking more than what is paid in treaty settlements, tomorrow’s tobacco excise tax hike is being labelled ‘a raid on the wallets of Māori’ by the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Replacing petrol tax with congestion charges is a good idea

Monday, 16 December 2019, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The National Party’s proposal to replace petrol tax with congestion charges has been welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

No excuse for an election-year deficit

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Minister of Finance’s  Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update , which includes a $900 million deficit for the next financial year,  New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union  spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says:   “At at time of high commodity ... More >>

New Plymouth’s rates surplus should be given back

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:45 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports of New Plymouth District Council’s $1.6 million rates surplus, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “A rates surplus means the Council has taken more from the people of New Plymouth than it needs. It ... More >>

Child Poverty Figures show need for tax relief

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today’s child poverty figures , revealing that nearly 150,000 children are living in material hardship in New Zealand, show the need for tax relief says the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

National needs to walk the walk on fuel tax

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The National Party cannot credibly critique the Government’s hikes to fuel tax while it refuses to commit to reversing these hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Simon Bridges has lambasted ... More >>

Neutered fuel price inquiry is a cruel joke

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the final findings of the Commerce Commission’s inquiry into fuel prices, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “The Commerce Commission’s whole inquiry should be roundly dismissed as a joke. The Government ... More >>

Shane Jones conflict of interest disclosure came too late

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Shane Jones, Minister of Regional Economic Development, eventually declaring a conflict of interest over the NZ Future Forestry Products PGF application wasn't political transparency — it was crisis management butt covering, says the New Zealand Taxpayers ... More >>

Government restricts access to major spending announcements

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

For the first time, the Government is blocking economic staff from the Taxpayers’ Union from the Minister of Finance’s Half-Year Economic Fiscal Update. More >>

Would ban on foreign donations apply to party ‘foundations'?

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Justice Minister Andrew Little to clarify whether the ban on foreign donations to political parties will also prevent foreign donations made via ‘foundations’ connected to political parties. More >>

Clayton Park School showcase of Labour’s policy laziness

Monday, 2 December 2019, 11:00 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Clayton Park School’s totally unnecessary $238,000 cash injection announced yesterday by the Prime Minister is demonstrative of money not being targeted to where it is most needed, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Taxpayers’ Union congratulates NZ First

Friday, 29 November 2019, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to New Zealand First’s decision to oppose January’s hike in tobacco excise, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams says: More >>

Amazon tax must be delayed in light of service shutdowns

Friday, 29 November 2019, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to delay the introduction of the ‘Amazon tax’ in light of reports Amazon will withdraw its international websites while it processes how to comply with new GST rules, says the New Zealand ... More >>

New NZ First Foundation leaks contradict Peters’ claims

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Deputy Prime Minster Winston Peters to front up and explain newly leaked details of his involvement in the establishment of the NZ First Foundation and so called “benefits” to those who contribute to the NZ ... More >>

 

 

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