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Flush Housing Agency Needs To Be Reined In

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to NBR’s report that Kainga Ora made an offer on a property $8 million above its eventual sale price, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Our housing agency is acting like it’s overfunded. First it bought a motel ... More >>

Christchurch City Council’s Bollard Blowout Is Bizarre

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 3:38 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Christchurch City Council’s $1.1 million spend on a set of 14 bollards , New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “The plan should have been abandoned as soon as Councillors learned of the $769,000 price tag. Instead, ... More >>

ACT Right To Focus On Economic Growth In New Recovery Document

Monday, 26 July 2021, 9:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union welcomes ACT’s growth-focused Economic Recovery Discussion Document. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “No matter how many times Grant Robertson says things aren’t as bad as he expected, ... More >>

Death Tax: Prime Minister Must Quash Parker’s Softening Stance

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 11:04 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Prime Minister to definitively rule out a death tax under her leadership. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Prior to the 2017 election, Jacinda Ardern said of a death tax , ‘That's not ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Increasingly Anxious About Toa The Orca

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 5:16 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is cautiously raising concerns over the rising cost of caring for a confused baby orca whale in Wellington. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Right now, New Zealanders probably have sympathy for Toa's plight, ... More >>

Five Reasons Why David Parker Should Abandon A Death Tax

Monday, 19 July 2021, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

As Inland Revenue investigates New Zealanders’ inherited wealth , the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is warning the Government against taxing this wealth via a death tax. Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns Manager Louis Houlbrooke lays out five reasons ... More >>

Police Double Standard With Protests Outrageous

Friday, 16 July 2021, 11:53 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union understands Police in Auckland have limited the number of tractors allowed into the CBD and are trying to prevent the bulk of the tractor convoy from continuing their peaceful progression to Aotea Square. The Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Higher Inflation Will Create An Income Tax Grab

Friday, 16 July 2021, 10:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Higher inflation figures show the urgent need to switch to inflation-adjusted tax brackets, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In 2010, the 30 percent income tax rate was set for income over $48,000. ... More >>

Time For A Ban On Government Rebrands

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 11:14 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling for a moratorium of government agency rebrands after the Ministry for Primary Industries spent $959,700 on its brand and website update. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Most government agencies ... More >>

Bill To End Taxpayer Funding For Gangs Welcomed

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the announcement of a member’s bill to bar the Government from funding organised crime. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Yesterday we launched a petition on this very issue which has already been ... More >>

$2.75m Funding For Mongrel Mob Was Signed Off By PM

Monday, 12 July 2021, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the fund a $2.75 million drug rehab contract given to Mongrel Mob leaders is managed by just three Ministers, meaning the grant was signed off by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, and Minister ... More >>

Union Launches Petition Calling For Cancellation Of All Taxpayer Funding For Gangs, At Www.taxpayers.org.nz/gangs.

Monday, 12 July 2021, 11:05 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

This is in response to the revelation that the Ministry of Health is paying the Mongrel Mob $2.75 million to run a drug rehab programme. Taxpayers' Union Spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says “Last week, New Zealanders rightly condemned the Human Rights ... More >>

Report Shows Basic Council Lavatory Services Going Down The Drain

Friday, 9 July 2021, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is kicking up a stink at the results of a recent Otago University study investigating New Zealand’s public conveniences which found the state of public toilets “far from ideal”. Jordan Williams, the Taxpayers’ Union’s ... More >>

Heads Must Roll Over Tax Calculator Stuff Up And Cover Up

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 4:48 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The Inland Revenue Department must be held to account after further revelations regarding their wonky and shonky “tax calculator” have come to light. Not only did the “tax calculator” not work properly, but officials have been aware of ... More >>

Why Does The Government Hate Ute Owners?

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 10:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Revenue Minister David Parker for his indication that he wants to clamp down on fringe benefit tax due to the “proliferation” of double-cab utes and says that having already added on its tax to subsidise inner ... More >>

Human Rights Commissioner’s Position Now Untenable

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With both opposition parties calling for his resignation, and Government’s refusal in Parliament to express confidence, the position of Paul Hunt as Chief Human Rights Commissioner is now untenable. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ... More >>

Treasury Right To Worry About The Debt Monster - Watch It Grow In Real Time

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 11:30 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that Treasury is right to blow the whistle on the long term implications on New Zealanders’ living standards, and is tracking the Debt Monster in real time at www.DebtClock.nz . Union spokesman Jordan Williams says, ... More >>

Car Tax Revealed As Car Tax Grab

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 11:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The sheer scale and cost of Labour’s ‘clean car rebate’ has been revealed today in answers to written parliamentary questions from the Act Party. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams said: “When this policy was first announced, we ... More >>

IRD Wonky Tax Calculator A Shambles

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:05 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the stuff up at IRD which required the removal of a faulty online tax calculator from its website after an accountant in Napier discovered it had a flaw that could lead to people paying too much tax. Union spokesman ... More >>

Hey Paul, The ‘protocol’ Is That You Pay It Yourself

Monday, 5 July 2021, 5:07 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the controversial Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt’s excuse of ‘protocol’ for a koha to the Mongrel Mob as laughable, and is calling on him to actually follow correct protocol and pay the money out of ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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