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Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning 

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning 

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning  Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning 18 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Wellington City Councillor, Andy Foster has made […]

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Local Government leaders failing New Zealand 

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Local Government leaders failing New Zealand 

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Local Government leaders failing New Zealand  Local Government Leaders failing New Zealand 18 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It is a sad coincidence that newly elected head of Local Government New Zealand is facing his own water crisis in North Dunedin – with it being exactly one-year […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Labour Party spot on – not Government’s role to own hotels

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Labour Party spot on – not Government’s role to own hotels

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Labour Party spot on – not Government’s role to own hotels Labour Party spot on – not government’s role to own hotels 17 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union agree with Labour: the use of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money for the Government’s desperate […]

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Dunne’s spending promises suggest desperation 

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Dunne’s spending promises suggest desperation 

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Dunne’s spending promises suggest desperation  Dunne’s spending promises suggest desperation 16 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Government support partner Peter Dunne appears to be abandoning the Government‘s commitment to fiscal prudence – offering some $4.76 billion of election bribes, according to the Taxpayers’ Union election policy costing […]

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Justice for Pike a step closer  

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Justice for Pike a step closer  

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Justice for Pike a step closer   Cross-party political agreement to establish an agency to take ownership of the Pike River mine has been reached today. The goal to recover human remains and evidence means that justice is a step closer for the […]

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Bribe-O-Meter Update: Opposition Parties Promise $60.6b – Government Parties $3.4b

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bribe-O-Meter Update: Opposition Parties Promise $60.6b – Government Parties $3.4b

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Bribe-O-Meter Update: Opposition Parties Promise $60.6b – Government Parties $3.4b Opposition Parties Promise $60.6b – Government Parties $3.4b 15 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Opposition parties – consisting of Labour, New Zealand First, the Greens and The Opportunities Party – have promised $60.6 billion in new spending […]

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Winston Peters – the charred pot who calls the kettle black

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Winston Peters – the charred pot who calls the kettle black

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Winston Peters – the charred pot who calls the kettle black Winston Peters – the charred pot who calls the kettle black 14 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winston Peters’ bemoaning of policy costings and a lack of detail in Labour’s ‘water tax’ would be credible if […]

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NO to proposed Buller IFHC

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on NO to proposed Buller IFHC

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Headline: NO to proposed Buller IFHC Media Release                                                                    10 August 2017 NO to proposed Buller Integrated Family Health Centre In support of the community opposition to the proposed Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC), NZNO CE Memo Musa has written to the chair of the Health Select […]

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Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century”

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century”

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century” The Council of Trade Unions (CTU), speaking on behalf of working New Zealanders, is putting its weight behind efforts to oppose resurrecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). “This week It’s Our Future, […]

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Jacinda can’t fluff the $28/week the water tax may add to weekly grocery bill

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Jacinda can’t fluff the $28/week the water tax may add to weekly grocery bill

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Jacinda can’t fluff the $28/week the water tax may add to weekly grocery bill Jacinda can’t fluff the $28/week the water tax may add to weekly grocery bill 10 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Labour can’t credibly go into an election without being upfront to New Zealanders as […]

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Green Party illegally using taxpayer money to campaign

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Green Party illegally using taxpayer money to campaign

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Green Party illegally using taxpayer money to campaign Green Party illegally using taxpayer money to campaign 9 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union has laid a complaint against two Green Party Parliamentary (taxpayer funded) staff for using election advertisements funded by Parliamentary Services to campaign – […]

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Water tax

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Water tax

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Water tax 9 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Picking and choosing who pays what ‘water tax’ and changing the tax rate based on its use, is economic silliness,” says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union.  “In principle, a case can be mounted for charging users […]

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Sir Geoffrey, Sue Moroney right to object to secrecy of Wevers’ report (correction)

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Sir Geoffrey, Sue Moroney right to object to secrecy of Wevers’ report (correction)

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Sir Geoffrey, Sue Moroney right to object to secrecy of Wevers’ report (correction) Apologies for the earlier draft.  Corrected version below.9 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming renewed calls in the last 24-hours, by Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Sue Maroney, for the Speaker […]

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Bill a hindrance to pay equity

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Press Release, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bill a hindrance to pay equity

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Nurses Organisation Headline: Bill a hindrance to pay equity Media Release                                                         8 August 2017   Bill a hindrance to pay equity and not in line with principles NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says the draft Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill is disheartening and a step backwards […]

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National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: National Government’s Bill would not get Kate Sheppard’s Support Today the Council of Trade Unions, on behalf of all working women, is calling on all women in Parliament to vote for women and vote against the first reading of the Government’s Employment (Pay […]

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Correction to earlier release

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Correction to earlier release

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Correction to earlier release BEPS decisions welcome, but ignore the real tax evaders *** “NZ Bus’ should have read ‘Go Bus” in an earlier version of this release.  Apologies for the mistake ***3 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the Government’s base erosion […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: BEPS decisions welcome, but ignore real tax evaders

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: BEPS decisions welcome, but ignore real tax evaders

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: BEPS decisions welcome, but ignore real tax evaders BEPS decisions welcome, but ignore the real tax evaders 3 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the Government’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) decisions announced today, however says they ignore the real anomaly […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Uninspiring ASPIRE 2025 smoking report backed by failed taxpayer-funded lobby group

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Uninspiring ASPIRE 2025 smoking report backed by failed taxpayer-funded lobby group

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Uninspiring ASPIRE 2025 smoking report backed by failed taxpayer-funded lobby group Uninspiring ASPIRE 2025 smoking report backed by failed taxpayer-funded lobby group 2 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Not only does today’s release of ASPIRE 2025’s report into the progress of Smokefree 2025 do nothing to […]

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One hundred tertiary education stories that National needs to hear

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, ITPs, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Unions, Universities, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on One hundred tertiary education stories that National needs to hear

MIL OSI – Source: Tertiary Education Union – Release/Statement Headline: One hundred tertiary education stories that National needs to hear The power of publicly funded tertiary education to change lives and transform communities is confirmed today by a collection of personal stories told by those who know just how important public tertiary education is to them, their whānau, […]

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Labour market statistics bleak

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, CTU, Media Releases, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour market statistics bleak

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour market statistics bleak Figures out today from Stats New Zealand tell a bleak story about the labour market. CTU President Richard Wagstaff comments, “Too many people are still unemployed and looking for more work – and nothing has been done about it.” […]

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