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Bloated consultant spending is National’s legacy

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Bloated consultant spending is National’s legacy

Source: Taxpayers Union 22 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Government’s decision to ditch the cap on public servants due to high spending on consultants, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “The half-billion dollar spend on contractors is the result of National’s superficial approach to limiting bureaucracy. National announced an arbitrary quota and […]

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A day of universal pride for New Zealanders: Taxpayers’ Union

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on A day of universal pride for New Zealanders: Taxpayers’ Union

Source: Taxpayers Union 21 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the reported delivery of the Prime Minister’s baby girl,  New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “The historic significance of today’s news hardly needs to be said. Let’s just enjoy a moment of pride as the world learns of New Zealand’s purely and genuinely happy […]

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Councils across country must confirm stance on fuel tax

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Councils across country must confirm stance on fuel tax

Source: Taxpayers Union 21 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on every council in New Zealand to confirm where it stands on regional fuel tax, after 14 councils were revealed to be discussing implementing one. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Jordan Williams says, “The Government’s so-called ‘regional’ fuel tax is now out of […]

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Taxpayers’ Union launch Winston’s Dowry (policy costing tracker) 💰💰💰

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union launch Winston’s Dowry (policy costing tracker) 💰💰💰

Source: Taxpayers Union With Winston Peters now the Prime Minister, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is launching a new policy cost tracking project – to calculate the cost of Mr Peters and his Party in forming the coalition Government.“Marriage can be expensive, but normally the guests aren’t given a bill at the end of the […]

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Winston is in!

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Winston is in!

Source: Taxpayers Union With Jacinda Ardern now on maternity leave, Winston Peters has finally grasped the wheel of power.However, Mr Peters has had significant control over spending since the Government was formed late last year. Since then, Winston has negotiated for an array of projects, policies, and prizes for him and his NZ First Ministers.This […]

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Tiny district council has opportunity to stop Mackenzie dairy conversion

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Tiny district council has opportunity to stop Mackenzie dairy conversion

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand A tiny district council in the South Island may be all that stands in the way of an industrial dairy development in the unique and fragile Mackenzie Basin. Simons Pass Station ltd, owned by developer, Murray Valentine, has applied for consents to build three dairy sheds and 14 houses for a […]

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New report: Wage data debunks public sector union claims

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on New report: Wage data debunks public sector union claims

Source: Taxpayers Union 20 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over the last 25 years, public sector incomes have grown much faster than the private sector, while public sector employees also enjoy a higher rate of sick leave costing taxpayers $173 million, according to Public Sector Wage Gap: The taxpayer-funded premium for working for the government, a new report […]

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New report: Public sector wage data undermines public sector union claims

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on New report: Public sector wage data undermines public sector union claims

Source: Taxpayers Union Over the last 25 years, public sector incomes have grown much faster than the private sector, while public sector employees also enjoy a higher rate of sick leave costing taxpayers $173 million, according to Public Sector Wage Gap: The taxpayer-funded premium for working for the government, a new report we’ve released today.If you work […]

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Race against time for Rohingya refugees as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Race against time for Rohingya refugees as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue

Source: Oxfam New Zealand While 5000 Kiwis take part in Oxfam’s Ration Challenge in support of refugees this World Refugee Week, Rohingya refugees are facing life-threatening rains and disease as monsoon rains continue to lash the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. There have been over 130 landslides, 3,300 damaged shelters and 28,000 Rohingya refugees affected […]

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[EMBARGOED] New report: Wage data undermines public sector union claims

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on [EMBARGOED] New report: Wage data undermines public sector union claims

Source: Taxpayers Union EMBARGOED FOR 6AM 20 JUNE 2018 Over the last 25 years, public sector incomes have grown much faster than the private sector, while public sector employees also enjoy a higher rate of sick leave costing taxpayers $173 million, according to Public Sector Wage Gap: The taxpayer-funded premium for working for the government, a new […]

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Do we even need a Chief Technology Officer?

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Do we even need a Chief Technology Officer?

Source: Taxpayers Union 19 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Government having to look overseas for its proposed Chief Technology Officer, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says: “The Government hasn’t actually proven the need to fork out $500,000 per year for a chief tech-head. Creating a special position looks like expensive tokenism, when […]

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CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 June 2018 We would love for our supporters and members to join us on Wednesday 25 July for: CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (6.30pm) Are you a current member of CPAG and passionate about the well-being of New Zealand children? Would you like to play a bigger part […]

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Greenpeace USA report shows pipeline company behind new anti-protest legislation in the US

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace USA report shows pipeline company behind new anti-protest legislation in the US

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Washington, DC — A new Greenpeace USA report shows how Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access pipeline, along with the fossil fuel industry advocated and lobbied for legislation in the US aimed at restricting and criminalising protest. The report also finds abuses on human rights, freedom of speech […]

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These banks are still funding dangerous oil pipelines — here’s how you can stop them

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on These banks are still funding dangerous oil pipelines — here’s how you can stop them

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Greenpeace activists, in solidarity with Indigenous water protectors, protest outside a Citibank branch in Washington, DC. Citibank is one of the twelve ‘Dirty Dozen’ global banks that must cut its funding to tar sands oil pipelines. Citibank is one of the largest institutions and creditors of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The […]

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Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

Source: Taxpayers Union 18 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Services Minister Chris Hipkins needs to demonstrate that he is not a pushover for self-serving unionists, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “First it was nurses, and now it’s bureaucrats who have decided the new Government is a soft target […]

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$10 million for a gondola makes a joke of the Provincial Growth Fund

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on $10 million for a gondola makes a joke of the Provincial Growth Fund

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shane Jones’ decision to provide a $10 million loan to build a ‘high-speed gondola’ is absurd pork barrel politics typical of the Provincial Growth Fund, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “If installing a high-speed gondola made good economic sense, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts […]

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Living wage for public servants morally questionable and will increase wage gap

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Living wage for public servants morally questionable and will increase wage gap

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The announcement of a $20.55 minimum wage for core public service employees is an expensive capitulation to the Government’s union backers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The public sector is already paid substantially more than the private sector, an issue […]

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Tool launched to stop the Tax Working Group cash grab

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Tool launched to stop the Tax Working Group cash grab

Source: Taxpayers Union 26 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has released its draft submission to the Tax Working Group, along with an online tool that makes it easy for taxpayers to make submissions. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “We’re inviting taxpayers across the country to send the Tax Working Group a […]

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Why does the Government hate Rodney?

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Why does the Government hate Rodney?

Source: Taxpayers Union 26 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETransport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed this morning that Rodney residents will pay four different ways for transport projects in Auckland. Responding to Mr Twyford’s comments, Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “Residents of Rodney will be paying for transport projects through the current fuel taxes, the proposed nationwide increase […]

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Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban.

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Busting the Oil and Gas industry’s Alternative Facts about Jacinda’s offshore oil exploration ban. After Jacinda’s historic announcement that brought an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration, we’ve been hearing a lot from the industry about how the sky is about to fall in. Fun […]

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