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Rocket Lab CEO lacks gratitude toward taxpayers

Friday, 15 November 2019, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck’s appearance on Morning Report today, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

PM must explain taxpayer-funded Chinese propaganda

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to news that the Screen Production Grant handed a $243,000 subsidy to a propaganda film produced by Chinese state-owned enterprises, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Louis Houlbrooke says: “Taxpayers have all been made complicit ... More >>

MPs delivered copies of Frédéric Bastiat’s “The Law”

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today delivered copies of Frédéric Bastiat’s 1950 classic The Law to every Member of Parliament. More >>

Billion dollar deficits at DHBs show need for sector reforms

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

DHBs need significant reforms to ensure the future health of taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Stronger commitment needed from National on fees-free

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers deserve a stronger commitment from National to scrap the fees-free policy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “On one hand, National correctly called fees-free an ‘expensive failure’. ... More >>

Waikato DHB commissioners should demand training money back

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to r eports that a former Waikato DHB member undertook a $5,000 taxpayer-funded training course after she was sacked, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Disclosure of candidates’ convictions would be a win

Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:29 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Northland MP Matt King’s private members’ bill , submitted to Parliament’s ballot yesterday, would improve transparency in elections, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

National’s support for Zero Carbon Bill betrays taxpayers

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

National betrays taxpayers with its support of the Zero Carbon Bill, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “As written, the Zero Carbon Bill is likely to lead to higher taxes on fuel, ... More >>

Taxpayers bled dry by liberal New York comedian

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that Stephen Colbert’s tour of New Zealand cost taxpayers $104,000, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “With families struggling under new taxes and under-resourced infrastructure, we shouldn’t ... More >>

Wellington Council’s “living wage” badge is a waste of money

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 11:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning why the Wellington City Council pays $4,000 a year to the left wing “Living Wage” campaign, as revealed by the Union today . More >>

Jump in unemployment shows need for tax relief

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 11:20 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A jump in unemployment from 3.9% to 4.2% demonstrates continuing economic weakness, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

On space and climate

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In anticipation of tomorrow’s “space-related climate change announcement” by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “Taxpayers can only hope that the ... More >>

Tackle driver licence expiries by cutting fees

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government should reduce the cost of graduating to a restricted or full drivers’ licence, says the  New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union  in light of  the decision  to extend licences that were due to expire in the next two years. More >>

Local Government Minister still hasn’t met with ratepayers

Monday, 4 November 2019, 11:57 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

An analysis of Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta’s diary entries reveals that she hasn’t met with a single ratepayer group or residents’ association since she was appointed. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union responds to National’s social services doc'

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the release of the National Party’s social services document, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Universities should be liable for overseas student debt

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 10:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Universities need to bear some responsibility for allowing students to rack up hundreds of thousands in debt , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The fact some former students owe the taxpayer ... More >>

Crusade against vape flavours will keep smokers smoking

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is warning that the Government’s crusade against flavoured e-cigarettes will mean more people stuck smoking tobacco and paying high excise tax. In Parliament yesterday, responding to questions from ACT Leader David ... More >>

Shane Jones’ hypocrisy over regional Jetstar services

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:57 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Despite Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones’s claims he is “ incredibly disappointed ” that Jetstar is pulling out of the regions, the Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the self proclaimed ‘champion of the regions’ has not flown with ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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