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Using IRD Officials As Snoops Risks The Integrity Of The Tax System

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Revenue Minister David Parker’s use of little-known powers recently granted to the IRD to undertake a fishing expedition of wealthy New Zealanders. Responding to the reports of letters being issued to wealthy New Zealanders, ... More >>

Exclusive New Poll Reveals Opposition To Shaw’s Glasgow Trip

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 9:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today released independent Curia public polling on Climate Change Minister James Shaw’s upcoming attendance at the Glasgow climate conference. The Minister, accompanied by 14 staff, will fly to Glasgow where daily ... More >>

National Party’s $4 A Week 'Pathetic'

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 5:34 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The temporary tax relief proposed by National Party today is pathetic and unprincipled, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Union spokesman Jordan Williams says, “The proposed income tax cut would give workers just $4 a week. That’s pathetic – ... More >>

You Can't Beat COVID With Māori Pokemon

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 10:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is challenging the value of large arts grants handed out under the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's new $60 million COVID-19 "Innovation Fund" . So far, 32 projects have received $6.2 million from the fund. Examples ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Asks Jacinda Ardern To Clarify Role Of Electorate Secretary Acting As Wedding Planner

Monday, 18 October 2021, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has today written to the MP for Mt Albert asking for more details about her electorate agent’s role in managing the Gisborne wedding venue, given the staffer is based in Auckland and wouldn’t normally travel for her job. ... More >>

Inflation Shows Desperate Need For Tax Bracket Adjustment

Monday, 18 October 2021, 11:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the revelation of 4.9% inflation for the last year, Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams says: “Skyrocketing prices are an indictment on the Government’s print, borrow, and spend economic strategy. In general, Government spending is more ... More >>

Ardern's Taxpayer-funded Wedding Planner Unlawful

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 7:46 pm | Taxpayers' Union

If the allegation contained in today’s Sunday Star-Times is correct, the Prime Minister is breaking the law in using her taxpayer funded electorate secretary as a wedding planner, says the Taxpayers' Union . Union spokesman Jordan Williams says, ... More >>

LGNZ Must Stop Its Three Waters Sock Puppetry

Monday, 11 October 2021, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is joining elected officials across New Zealand in calling out LGNZ’s public misinformation campaign on the Government’s proposed “Three Waters” proposals to nationalise community assets into four ‘co-governed’ water ... More >>

Why Is Sean Hendy’s Modelling Group Getting $6m For Advice Treasury Is Paying $30k For Elsewhere?

Monday, 11 October 2021, 10:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling for more transparency on six million dollar man Shaun Hendy and how his unit housed within the University of Auckland received what appears to be a generous modelling contract from the Government without ... More >>

New Survey Reveals WHO At Odds With Kiwi Vapers

Friday, 8 October 2021, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

More than two thirds of vapers believe New Zealand’s approach to vaping as a tobacco harm reduction tool is world-leading and should be promoted overseas to save millions of lives, according to a new survey conducted by research house IRI . The New Zealand ... More >>

Michael Wood Mad To Keep Burning Money On Ghost Bridge

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 4:41 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is appalled by reports that the Government is still paying a consortium of contractors to complete designs of Auckland’s scrapped cycle bridge. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In June, we learned that ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Responds To OCR Hike

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Reserve Bank's first OCR hike in seven years, New Zealand Taxpayers' Union spokesman Jordan Williams says: “Today’s OCR hike - which will see households squeezed with hire mortgage payments, is a direct result of the Government’s reckless ... More >>

LGNZ Carve Out From Freedom Of Information Requests Needs Fixing

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 11:33 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With more and more councils expressing concern or leaving the troubled “Local Government New Zealand” lobby group, the Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to fix the anomaly which sees the controversial outfit carved out of official information ... More >>

Political Parties Cannot Be Trusted To Reform Party Funding

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 10:45 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is warning the Government against taxpayer funding for political parties, which will be considered in a newly-announced review of electoral law . Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke presents four reasons to oppose taxpayer funding ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Responds To Scrapping Of Cycle Bridge

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 6:03 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that the Minister of Transport has abandoned plans for a $685 million cycling bridge in Auckland , New Zealand Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: "This is massive victory for taxpayers who made their opposition ... More >>

MIQ Slots For Sports Teams And Businesspeople Should Be Auctioned To Highest Bidder

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 7:21 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling for the Government to abandon its lobbying-based process for ‘economic’ MIQ allocations in favour of public auctions for these slots. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Currently, sports teams ... More >>

20,000 New Zealanders Lobby Their Councillors To Opt Out Of Three Waters

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

20,000 emails have been sent via the Taxpayers’ Union ’s email tool at www.ThreeWatersSubmission.nz from ratepayers urging their local councillors to opt out of the Government’s proposed Three Waters reform. Union spokesman Jordan Williams says, “We’ve received great ... More >>

Government Must Rule Out Water Royalties As Official Three Waters Campaign Launched

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 11:17 am | Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Nanaia Mahuta to rule out the introduction of water royalties by the four super water entities proposed by her Three Waters reforms. This comes as the Union launches a new briefing paper , submission tool ... More >>

$62 Million Dubai Pavilion Is Insulting Extravagance

Friday, 24 September 2021, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

NZTE’s $62 million pavilion unveiled today in Dubai is an unseemly extravagance during a pandemic, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “NZTE has completely misread the room by proceeding with the Dubai ... More >>

Soft Penalty For Council Fraudsters Shows Law Change Needed

Friday, 24 September 2021, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling for increased penalties for defrauding public bodies after two men stole $178,365 from Hurunui District Council using false invoices . “Stealing $178,000 from ratepayers ought to land you in jail, not home ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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