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Tax relief would end never-ending strikes

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Tax relief would end never-ending strikes

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Implementing tax relief would relieve the pressure of low take-home pay and resolve much of the current industrial action, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “It’s understandable that junior doctors and the Wellington bus drivers feel under pressure – no Government has […]

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Green Party bequeathment welcomed

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Green Party bequeathment welcomed

Source: Taxpayers Union 14 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has announced it will open a planned giving programme in light of a $350,000 bequeathment to the Green Party. “Good on Ms Harris for her democratic participation. The extent of her generosity toward the party of her choice reflects well on the strengths […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

Source: Taxpayers UnionToyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision 14 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The secrecy surrounding the ratepayer-funded $391,000 gift to Toyota is worse than the actual decision to give away the money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, which exposed the handout last week. Responding to the Manawatu Standard reporting that elected officials […]

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The Local Government Minister isn’t doing her job

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on The Local Government Minister isn’t doing her job

Source: Taxpayers Union The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta has not met with a ratepayer association since her appointment in 2017. Not even one. Given the challenge every ratepayer in the country is feeling about costs being out of control at most town halls, many will be shocked […]

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$769,955 of international jet-setting at Ministry for the Environment

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on $769,955 of international jet-setting at Ministry for the Environment

Source: Taxpayers Union While taxpayers are being told to stump up for fuel taxes, off-set their carbon emissions, and watch on as oil and gas jobs face the axe in Taranaki, Ministry for the Environment officials are enjoying luxurious trips abroad, exposes the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.The Union can reveal that since July 2017, the […]

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MR: $769,955 of international jet-setting at Ministry for the Environment

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MR: $769,955 of international jet-setting at Ministry for the Environment

Source: Taxpayers Union $769,955 of international jet-setting at Ministry for the Environment10 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE While taxpayers are being told to stump up for fuel taxes, off-set their carbon emissions, and watch on as oil and gas jobs face the axe in Taranaki, Ministry for the Environment officials are enjoying luxurious trips abroad, exposes the […]

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EXPOSED: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on EXPOSED: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

Source: Taxpayers Union The Taxpayers’ Union is exposing that the Palmerston North City Council has given an economic grant to Toyota – one of the world’s largest car manufactures – for a local warehouse expansion, costing local ratepayers $319,000.It’s great to see a business investing in Palmerston North, but they should do so out of their […]

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MR: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MR: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

Source: Taxpayers UnionPALMERSTON NORTH DEAL WITH TOYOTA COSTS RATEPAYERS $319,000 9 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Palmerston North City Council has given an economic grant to Toyota – one of the world’s largest car manufactures – for a local warehouse expansion, costing ratepayers $319,000, the Taxpayers’ Union has exposed today. “It’s great to see a business […]

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British Petroleum should apologise and correct fuel tax pamphlet

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on British Petroleum should apologise and correct fuel tax pamphlet

Source: Taxpayers UnionBRITISH PETROLEUM SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR AND CORRECT FUEL TAX PAMPHLET 8 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on BP to correct leaflets about the costs of petrol which underestimate the tax component of the price paid for petrol by as much as 10 percent.”BP have failed to include Auckland’s regional fuel […]

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V-Day: An Impossible Test of Logistics

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on V-Day: An Impossible Test of Logistics

Source: Taxpayers Union Early next year, the Tax Working Group will deliver its final report to Cabinet. That report will contain a series of recommendations for reform of our tax system, including any details on a proposed capital gains tax. Once Cabinet receives the report, it will have to decide which recommendations to implement and […]

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Tobacco report confirms the harm of tax hikes

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tobacco report confirms the harm of tax hikes

Source: Taxpayers Union Tobacco report confirms the harm of tax hikes 20 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to Earnst & Young’s report on tobacco excise taxes, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “The single-minded focus on ’Smokefree 2025’ through higher taxes has resulted in serious financial pain for smokers, who sacrifice essentials for […]

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Taxpayers’ Union responds to economic growth slowdown

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union responds to economic growth slowdown

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union responds to economic growth slowdown 20 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to the reduced economic growth figures for the latest quarter, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “New Zealand needs more resilience to global economic downturn. The last thing the Government should do is put a dampener on growth with […]

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Putting a rocket under minimum wage is a moral failure

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Putting a rocket under minimum wage is a moral failure

Source: Taxpayers Union Putting a rocket under minimum wage is a moral failure 19 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Government’s decision to increase the minimum wage to $17.70 will devastate businesses in regional New Zealand, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “The Prime Minister is clearly spending too much […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Taxpayers’ Union responds to approval of Auckland-Hamilton rail business case

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Taxpayers’ Union responds to approval of Auckland-Hamilton rail business case

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union responds to approval of Auckland-Hamilton rail business case 19 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to NZTA’s approval of a business case for the proposed Auckland-to-Hamilton passenger rail service, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “With $78 million of funding from the poor old taxpayer, a few quick sums suggest that each passenger on […]

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REVEALED: Taxpayer dosh paid to Ministerial spouse’s firm – with no open tender

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on REVEALED: Taxpayer dosh paid to Ministerial spouse’s firm – with no open tender

Source: Taxpayers Union The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that in the last year the Government has paid $356,466.61 to the consultancy firm of Peter Nunns – the partner of Associate Transport Julie Anne-Genter – without a single open tender process.The firm in question is MRCagney – for which Mr Nunns is principal economist.A […]

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Rejection of Vic name change is a victory for taxpayers

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Rejection of Vic name change is a victory for taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union Rejection of Vic name change is a victory for taxpayers18 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Education Minister’s decision to reject an application to change the name of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman and VUW alumni Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is exactly what we have been calling for. The […]

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MEDIA RELEASE:

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE:

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union responds to scrapping of ‘chief technology officer’ role18 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Government’s announcement that it will scrap the specific Chief Technology Officer role, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Instead of replacing one expensive advisor with a committee,  the Government should simply scrap the entire initiative, […]

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Wellbeing approach needs more detail

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing approach needs more detail

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The wellbeing approach revealed at the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update needs more detail before it can be used to influence policy making, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “Analysing policies through a wellbeing lens will be incredibly difficult.” “Wellbeing […]

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Growing surpluses show need for tax cuts, not a CGT

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Growing surpluses show need for tax cuts, not a CGT

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  With the Government’s OBEGAL annual surplus expected to grow to $8.4 billion by 2023, the Government should campiagn on tax cuts at the 2020 election not a capital gains tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update.Taxpayers’ Union […]

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Budget cuts welcome – but why not go further?

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Budget cuts welcome – but why not go further?

Source: Taxpayers Union 12 DECEMBER 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Responding to reports that the Government has ordered Ministers to cut one percent in ‘low priority’ spending across all departments, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says:“This is a welcome acknowledgement of reality from the Government. There is wasteful spending in every department, even ‘sacred cow’ […]

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