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No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report.   The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda.  “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the […]

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We Axed this Tax!

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on We Axed this Tax!

Source: Taxpayers Union Wow!Louis and I have just returned to the office from the Beehive, where we watched as Jacinda Ardern announced she has completely and totally ruled out a capital gains tax under her leadership.This wasn’t easy for the Prime Minister. She literally told the media she wanted Michael Cullen’s capital gains tax. But […]

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Government backdown on CGT

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Government backdown on CGT

Source: Taxpayers Union TAX AXED!17 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Government has listened to the thousands of New Zealanders around the country who told it to Axe this Tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says “Taxpayers across the country will be breathing a massive sigh of relief at this total […]

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Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health Minister warns Waikato DHB over growing deficit The Health Minister is poised to sack the entire Waikato District Health Board and replace it with a commissioner. David Clark has told the embattled DHB he’s seriously dissatisfied with its performance and increasingly worried about its […]

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The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT, if that is what is announced tomorrow afternoon

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT, if that is what is announced tomorrow afternoon

Source: Taxpayers Union The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT, if that is what is announced tomorrow afternoon 16 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Taxpayers’ Union will fight any capital gains tax announced tomorrow afternoon with all it’s got, says Jordan Williams, the lobby group’s Executive Director. “Yesterday we delivered 4,500 messages from our supporters to the […]

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Taxpayers’ Investigation: Who took down the Tax Justice billboard?

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Investigation: Who took down the Tax Justice billboard?

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Investigation: Who took down the Tax Justice billboard? 10 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is investigating the disappearance of pro-capital gains tax Tax Justice Aotearoa’s billboard on the corner of Taranaki and Ghuznee Streets in Wellington.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Because the pro-CGT campaign is funded by […]

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PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than two million parents and caregivers have called Plunket’s 24/7 parent helpline when they have needed advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. Plunket staff are celebrating the milestone this month, which included a morning tea with the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and […]

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4,500 messages to ‘Axe this Tax’ to be delivered to Beehive today

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on 4,500 messages to ‘Axe this Tax’ to be delivered to Beehive today

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThis afternoon, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union will deliver to the Beehive the first 4,500 submissions made through the Union’s ‘Axe this Tax’ website. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams will be available on Parliament’s forecourt at 2pm for interview. “The Prime Minister said the Government was holding off on making its […]

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Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the proposed amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance law do not go nearly far enough to provide vulnerable New Zealanders the protection they desperately need. FinCap, an organisation supporting budgeting and financial capability services in New Zealand, […]

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PlunketLine helps 2 million parents

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on PlunketLine helps 2 million parents

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than two million parents and caregivers have turned to PlunketLine when they have needed help and advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. The free 24/7 telephone support service celebrates 25 years today and is providing more support in more ways, as well as being […]

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[Embargoed] New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on [Embargoed] New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

Source: Taxpayers Union EMBARGOED FOR 6AM 12 APRIL 2019Two thirds of the forecast revenue from the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax is the created by the proposal’s failure to adjust for inflation, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in its new report, Inflating the Cost of Tax: Why failing to adjust capital gains tax […]

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New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on New report: Two-thirds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains’

Source: Taxpayers Union Two thirds of the forecast revenue from the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax is the created by the proposal’s failure to adjust for inflation, reveals the Taxpayers’ Union in its new report, Inflating the Cost of Tax: Why failing to adjust capital gains tax for inflation is unfair.Jordan Williams, Executive […]

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Treasury’s well-being card game an embarrassment

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Treasury’s well-being card game an embarrassment

Source: Taxpayers Union 10 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETreasury’s ‘well-being’ focus is leading it to replace economic rigor with buzzword culture, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, as top department officials host a ‘social lab’ centered around a ‘Heartwork Wellbeing Card Game’.Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The purpose of Treasury is to provide the Government with […]

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Euthanasia Bill Should Die A Natural Death

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Euthanasia Bill Should Die A Natural Death

Source: Family First Media Release 9 April 2019 Family First NZ says that the Select Committee considering David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill have been unable to agree that the bill be passed, and warn that the bill is ‘not workable in its present state’. “No real, substantive changes have been made to the bill – it’s […]

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Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 09 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Ministry of Education’s review of Tomorrow’s Schools and submitted yesterday on the report Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. “We are grateful for the work of the Taskforce in highlighting some of the extent of […]

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New partnership renews push for zero pre-schooler drownings by 2020

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on New partnership renews push for zero pre-schooler drownings by 2020

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society A new partnership between YMCA Auckland, Plunket and Auckland Council is increasing the push for zero drownings in the under-five age group across Auckland. The partnership, which takes effect from Monday 29th April 2019, is being driven by YMCA Auckland and will see the not-for-profit’s Swim School programme run out […]

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The union-backed pro-CGT campaign is fake grassroots

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on The union-backed pro-CGT campaign is fake grassroots

Source: Taxpayers Union 8 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEResponding to the launch of new campaign to promote Michael Cullen’s capital gains tax, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “This campaign is not a grassroots movement – it’s more like astroturf. The campaign group is a union-funded front for New Zealand’s usual left-wing agitators. They are […]

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Ken Shirley joins Taxpayers’ Union board of directors

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Ken Shirley joins Taxpayers’ Union board of directors

Source: Taxpayers Union 5 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFormer Cabinet Minister and Land Transport Forum CEO Ken Shirley has joined the Board of Directors at the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Chairman Barrie Saunders says, “Ken’s background as a Minister, an MP in two political parties, and a chief executive of four different industry sector organisations […]

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Pukeko Pictures’ Kiddets Partners with Plunket

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Pukeko Pictures’ Kiddets Partners with Plunket

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Pukeko Pictures’ preschool brand, Kiddets has partnered with Plunket, New Zealand’s largest provider of free development, health and wellbeing support services for children under five. The partnership will see Kiddets and Plunket branded collateral available to Plunket’s 530 locations across New Zealand, helping to make children’s Well Child checks even […]

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Dancing for Plunket

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Dancing for Plunket

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society This week Dancing with the Stars NZ announced that Jude Dobson, beloved 90s TV personality and passionate advocate for children and families, will be appearing on this season’s show – and Plunket is her charity of choice!  “We are really excited that Jude has chosen to support Plunket,” said Amanda Malu, Plunket […]

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