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Celebrate Labour Day by joining a union

By   /  October 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Celebrate Labour Day by joining a union

Source: Taxpayers Union EMBARGOED UNTIL 5AM 22 OCTOBER 2018 The Taxpayers’ Union is encouraging New Zealanders to celebrate Labour Day by joining a union – in particular, the Taxpayers’ Union. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says, “With the events of the last seven days seeing the Opposition distracted, and the Government using the opportunity to rule out tax […]

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Matt Whineray speaks at launch of Sustainable Finance Forum

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Finance, Investments, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Superannuation Fund  /  Comments Off on Matt Whineray speaks at launch of Sustainable Finance Forum

Source: New Zealand Superannuation Fund Matt Whineray, Chief Executive of the NZ Super Fund, spoke today at the launch of the Aotearoa Circle’s Sustainable Finance Forum. The initiative, to be co-chaired by Mr Whineray, is tasked with designing a roadmap to help New Zealand shift to a financial system that supports economic, social and environmental […]

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Reserve Bank Manager Communications appointed

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Finance, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Business, Reserve Bank of New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Reserve Bank Manager Communications appointed

Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 19 October 2018 The Reserve Bank today announced the appointment of Naomi Mitchell to the new position of Manager Communications at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.  The Reserve Bank’s Governor Adrian Orr says he is delighted with the appointment as Naomi brings a wealth of experience […]

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Trialling artificial intelligence as a way to navigate government information

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Trialling artificial intelligence as a way to navigate government information

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development Meet Tai – he’s a 25 year old New Zealander who can navigate his way through complex information across multiple government websites, and provide you with answers to your questions in the blink of an eye. Only Tai’s not an actual person – he’s a digital assistant – […]

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Understanding variability in tourism spend 19 October 2018 A report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that while arrival numbers and international tourism spend between 2013 – mid 2018 increased, this period was particularly irregular over the short term.

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Economy, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Understanding variability in tourism spend 19 October 2018 A report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that while arrival numbers and international tourism spend between 2013 – mid 2018 increased, this period was particularly irregular over the short term.

Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE (2) On: 19 October 2018 A report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that while arrival numbers and international tourism spend between 2013 – mid 2018 increased, this period was particularly irregular over the short term. “There is an expectation that growth […]

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Understanding variability in tourism spend

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Understanding variability in tourism spend

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 19 October 2018 A report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that while arrival numbers and international tourism spend between 2013 – mid 2018 increased, this period was particularly irregular over the short term. “There is an expectation that growth in visitor […]

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Union commends bill to tighten residency requirements for Super

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Union commends bill to tighten residency requirements for Super

Source: Taxpayers Union Union commends bill to tighten residency requirements for Super FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE18 OCTOBER 2018 A bill to increase the threshold for superannuation eligibility from 10 to 20 years’ residency, drawn from Parliament’s ballot today, deserves the full support of Parliament, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Mark […]

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Greens exploit scandal to push taxpayer funding for politicians

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Greens exploit scandal to push taxpayer funding for politicians

Source: Taxpayers Union FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE18 OCTOBER 2018 “The Greens are cynically taking advantage of this week’s political scandal to push their agenda of taxpayer funding for political parties,” says New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke, responding to Marama Davidson’s statement today. “Introducing ‘state money for electioneering’ (which is currently illegal) will only entrench the position […]

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Energy in New Zealand 2018 released 18 October 2018 Energy demand increased slightly and renewable electricity generation remained above 80 per cent in 2017 according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest annual energy report.

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Economy, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Energy in New Zealand 2018 released 18 October 2018 Energy demand increased slightly and renewable electricity generation remained above 80 per cent in 2017 according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest annual energy report.

Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE (2) On: 18 October 2018 Energy demand increased slightly and renewable electricity generation remained above 80 per cent in 2017 according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest annual energy report. Energy in New Zealand 2018, released today, is MBIE’s annual round-up of the energy […]

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Energy in New Zealand 2018 released

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Energy in New Zealand 2018 released

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 18 October 2018 Energy demand increased slightly and renewable electricity generation remained above 80 per cent in 2017 according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest annual energy report. Energy in New Zealand 2018, released today, is MBIE’s annual round-up of the energy sector, highlighting […]

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Have your say — Public consultation on the trans-Tasman framework for e-Invoicing

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Have your say — Public consultation on the trans-Tasman framework for e-Invoicing

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 17 October 2018 The New Zealand Business Number team is seeking a public consultation on the trans-Tasman operational governance framework for electronic invoicing (e-Invoicing). Since its original development in Australia in 2016 by peak industry bodies, software developers and government agencies, the e-Invoicing framework has expanded and […]

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$245,000 for Great Lake Trail extension 17 October 2018 A 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail has been granted $245,000 through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund.

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, DJF, Economy, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on $245,000 for Great Lake Trail extension 17 October 2018 A 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail has been granted $245,000 through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund.

Source: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE (2) On: 17 October 2018 A 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail has been granted $245,000 through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund. The new Otaketake Link will branch off the K2K Track, between Kawakawa Bay and Kinloch, and […]

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$245,000 for Great Lake Trail extension

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on $245,000 for Great Lake Trail extension

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 17 October 2018 A 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail has been granted $245,000 through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund. The new Otaketake Link will branch off the K2K Track, between Kawakawa Bay and Kinloch, and run to […]

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Shadbolt knocked off perch: new winner in race to buy most expensive vehicle in local government

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Shadbolt knocked off perch: new winner in race to buy most expensive vehicle in local government

Source: Taxpayers Union FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE17 OCTOBER 2018 The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Horizons Regional Council Chairman Bruce Gordon cost ratepayers $97,000 with the most expensive vehicle for a local government elected representative – a swanky BMW X4.The Union asked every council in the country for expenses associated with their vehicles. The full spreadsheet […]

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Prime Minister’s obstinacy on tax cuts immoral

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister’s obstinacy on tax cuts immoral

Source: Taxpayers Union Prime Minister’s obstinacy on tax cuts immoral FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE17 OCTOBER 2018 “It’s incredibly frustrating to see the Government rule out tax cuts at a time when the government books are already bursting,” says Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams in response to the Prime Minister’s comments today. “With an unexpected $5.5 billion surplus, it’s […]

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Secretary to the Treasury invited to observe monetary policy meetings

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Reserve Bank, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Secretary to the Treasury invited to observe monetary policy meetings

Source: New Zealand Reserve Bank Release date 16 October 2018 The Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, has accepted Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr’s invitation to attend monetary policy deliberation and decision meetings as an observer from the end of this month. Mr Orr extended the invitation to deepen Mr Makhlouf’s understanding of the process leading […]

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Animal welfare in rodeo practices report released

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Animal welfare in rodeo practices report released

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 15 Oct 2018 Media contact: MPI media team The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), the independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for animal welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the […]

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2018 Research, Science and Innovation System Performance Report

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector, Science innovation news  /  Comments Off on 2018 Research, Science and Innovation System Performance Report

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 15 October 2018 The 2018 Research, Science and Innovation System Performance Report has been released, outlining how New Zealand’s system is performing in key areas. The report details New Zealand’s strengths and weaknesses across a range of topics including people, skills, funding, and knowledge production, in comparison […]

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2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony announced

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony announced

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 15 October 2018 The official 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony will be held at Te Papa in February 2019 and coincides with the hosting of 2,300-year-old Chinese artefacts as a part of the Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibition. Event manager Katherine MacGregor said […]

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Corporate welfare for brewers is hypocrisy

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Economy, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Corporate welfare for brewers is hypocrisy

Source: Taxpayers Union Corporate welfare for brewers is hypocrisy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12 OCTOBER 2018 Corporate welfare for brewers is a hypocritical policy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayer’s Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The Ministry of Primary Industry’s decision to throw money at research for ‘top tier’ beer markets isn’t just wasteful corporate welfare – […]

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