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Governor General wrong to stick oar into name change debate

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has written to the Governor General Patsy Reddy, and the leader of each political party in Parliament to express concern about comments made by the Governor General yesterday to Newshub where she appears to express support ... More >>

Passing of Rt Hon Mike Moore

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union expresses its condolences to the Right Honourable Mike Moore’s wife and family, following news today of his passing early this morning. The Union’s Chairman, Barrie Saunders, said: More >>

Taupō vape crackdown undermines smokefree efforts

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 9:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taupō District Council’s “ vape free ” declaration for public spaces is a step backwards from Smokefree 2025, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “A powerful incentive to get smokers off ... More >>

Grant Robertson just cost your household $7,000

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Grant Robertson just spent nearly $7,000 per Kiwi household in a single announcement ,” says New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. “However, we have to say the quality of spending is better than we had feared. Most of the ... More >>

Retirement Commissioner does a disservice to young taxpayers

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The acting Retirement Commissioner does a disservice to young taxpayers by kicking the can down the road on the Super age, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The message that Super is ... More >>

Wuhan Virus: New Zealanders left high and dry

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 9:04 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Kiwi taxpayers in China have no one to turn to with New Zealand Embassy Officials having remained on holiday despite the Wuhan Virus turning New Zealanders’ lives in the province upside down. The Embassy in Beijing remains closed for Chinese New ... More >>

Ihumātao deal looks dirtier by the day

Monday, 27 January 2020, 10:54 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Winston Peters and Auckland Councillors to veto the rumoured dirty deal at Ihumātao. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “If Grant Robertson funnels $45 million through Auckland Council ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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