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Last chance for Lawrence Yule to release expenses

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Last chance for Lawrence Yule to release expenses

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Last chance for Lawrence Yule to release expenses 23 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Party Tukituki Candidate and former Hastings Mayor, Lawrence Yule, is the only mayor in New Zealand whose travel, entertainment, and slush fund is kept secret from New Zealand ratepayers as head of ratepayer-funded lobby […]

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Bridges’ handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each for tourists to run a race

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Bridges’ handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each for tourists to run a race

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Bridges’ handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each for tourists to run a race 23 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESimon Bridges has announced a second $300,000 non-refundable taxpayer grant to the Tarawera ultramarathon, apparently to attract only 500 international visitors in what must be one of the most […]

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Displaced Labour interns welcome at the Taxpayers’ Union

Published By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Displaced Labour interns welcome at the Taxpayers’ Union

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Displaced Labour interns welcome at the Taxpayers’ Union 22 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUnlike the Labour Party, the Taxpayers’ Union pays its student interns and pay at least the “living wage”. Its Wellington office has space for at least two more international research interns in the lead […]

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Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands Careful Mr Peters, you don’t come to this with clean hands 21 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union says that it’s a bit rich of Winston Peters to criticise the National Party for using […]

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Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back Barclay payment not the first; amounts should be paid back. 20 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In addition to other parties using leaders’ funds to hush former staff, it appears the Todd Barclay episode is not […]

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That’s taxpayer money, not your hush money

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on That’s taxpayer money, not your hush money

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: That’s taxpayer money, not your hush money 20 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Auditor General’s office to investigate today’s revelations regarding the use of former Prime Minister John Key’s taxpayer funded ‘leaders budget’ to, allegedly, cover-up allegations of wrongdoing by National […]

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Joyce/Collins overrule IRD mandarins: Good.

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Joyce/Collins overrule IRD mandarins: Good.

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Joyce/Collins overrule IRD mandarins: Good. 19 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIRD officials’ preference for requiring every working New Zealander to file annual tax returns appears to have been squashed by Finance Minister, Steven Joyce, and Revenue Minister, Judith Collins. Responding to this afternoon’s announcement by the Ministers, Executive Director […]

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3,000 New Zealanders back NZTU call for Clinton Foundation funding to cease

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on 3,000 New Zealanders back NZTU call for Clinton Foundation funding to cease

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 3,000 New Zealanders back NZTU call for Clinton Foundation funding to cease 16 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than three thousand people have now signed a petition backing the Taxpayers’ Union call for the Government to stop NZ Aid’s taxpayer funding of the Clinton Foundation’s […]

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Chatham Islands treaty settlement travel costs skyrocket

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Chatham Islands treaty settlement travel costs skyrocket

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Chatham Islands treaty settlement travel costs skyrocket 13 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the efficiency of the Office of Treaty Settlements’ travel arrangements, after just nine officials racked up a $57k travel bill to the Chatham Islands alone, in only 18 months.  Executive Director of the […]

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Tobacco lobby-group breaking the law in claiming charitable status

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tobacco lobby-group breaking the law in claiming charitable status

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Tobacco lobby-group breaking the law in claiming charitable status 13 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is concerned that despite the recent appointment of Former Prime Minister Helen Clark as patron of ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) New Zealand, the organisation appears to be breaking the law in […]

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Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k / 10 months

Published By   /  June 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k / 10 months

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: EMBARGED: Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k / 10 months Tax threshold changes reduce lifetime tax by $80k /10 months The tax threshold changes in last month’s budget will see the largest relative tax savings go to those who already shoulder the smallest relative […]

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Revealed: MFAT giving taxpayer money to North Korea 🚀

Published By   /  June 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Revealed: MFAT giving taxpayer money to North Korea 🚀

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Revealed: MFAT giving taxpayer money to North Korea 🚀 REVEALED: MFAT GIVING TAXPAYER MONEY TO NORTH KOREA 11 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that under the current Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade has given $215,000 to North Korean aid projects, despite […]

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National Party candidate’s position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Party candidate’s position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: National Party candidate’s position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying 9 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHastings Mayor and National Party candidate, Lawrence Yule, needs to clarify whether he supports the Green Party’s policy to implement a supermarket bag tax, after he was quoted in a press release […]

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Labour must endorse road toll undertakings of revenue neutrality

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Labour must endorse road toll undertakings of revenue neutrality

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour must endorse road toll undertakings of revenue neutrality LABOUR & GREENS MUST ENDORSE ROAD TOLL UNDERTAKINGS OF REVENUE NEUTRALITY 7 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union welcomes the Government’s undertaking that any form of roadway variable pricing will be used to replace existing […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Corporate welfare goes global with Samoan chocolate handout

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Corporate welfare goes global with Samoan chocolate handout

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Corporate welfare goes global with Samoan chocolate handout CORPORATE WELFARE GOES GLOBAL WITH SAMOAN CHOCOLATE HANDOUT 2 JUNE 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government is now attempting to pick winners abroad with the Prime Minister announcing today that the cocoa industry in Samoa are set to […]

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Retraction and apology received from the Spinoff

Published By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Retraction and apology received from the Spinoff

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Retraction and apology received from the Spinoff 29 MAY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The full retraction and apology by the Spinoff, relating to allegations that were totally false and defamatory, contained in an article by Simon Wilson, and published on the Spinoff website morning, is welcome. The […]

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Taxpayers’ Union celebrates win on living wage

Published By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union celebrates win on living wage

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Taxpayers’ Union celebrates win on living wage Taxpayers’ Union celebrates win on living wage 29 MAY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the decision of the Hutt City Council last week to reject a blanket ‘living wage’ policy and instead give permission to the […]

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Greens right on taxpayer subsidy for foreigners’ medical bills

Published By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Greens right on taxpayer subsidy for foreigners’ medical bills

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Greens right on taxpayer subsidy for foreigners’ medical bills Greens right on taxpayer subsidy for foreigners’ medical bills 29 MAY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Green MP Julie-Anne Genter joining the Union’s calls for greater efforts to be made by the Government and […]

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Spinoff article on “white feathers” totally wrong

Published By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Spinoff article on “white feathers” totally wrong

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Spinoff article on “white feathers” totally wrong SPINOFF ARTICLE ON “WHITE FEATHERS” TOTALLY WRONG 29 MAY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union, its founders Jordan Williams and David Farrar, the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance, and its spokesperson Jo Holmes, totally reject the allegation made on the Spinoff […]

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Happy Budget Day: Joyce gets his rocket

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Happy Budget Day: Joyce gets his rocket

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Happy Budget Day: Joyce gets his rocket HAPPY BUDGET DAY: JOYCE GETS HIS ROCKET 25 MAY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Zealand taxpayer funding of the US rocket company, Rocket Lab, appears to have delivered its responsible Minister, Steven Joyce, a suitable present – a successful rocket […]

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