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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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Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter The recent wintry blast has signalled that winter is not far away, and Plunket is reminding families that now is a good time to get prepared and stay alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter […]

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$19,000 for cultural advice is tokenism at its worst

By   /  April 20, 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 $19,000 for cultural advice is tokenism at its worst

Source: Taxpayers Union 20 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELocal councils need to stop wasting money on expensive ‘cultural advice’, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Christchurch City Council spending nearly $19,000 on cultural advice for a sport centre name translation is expensive tokenism at its very worst.” “The most disturbing aspect […]

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CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

By   /  April 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. Professor O’Neill, Head of the Institute of Education at Massey University, is […]

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TAXPAYER HERO: Hon Dr Megan Woods

By   /  April 19, 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 TAXPAYER HERO: Hon Dr Megan Woods

Source: Taxpayers Union 19 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe eradication of Callaghan Innovation’s controversial Growth Grants in favour of a rules-based R&D tax incentive is a major victory for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “For years we have been campaigning against these handouts to businesses hand-picked by Callaghan […]

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Tobacco tax zealots are now changing their tune

By   /  April 18, 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 Tobacco tax zealots are now changing their tune

Source: Taxpayers Union 18 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIt is clear we have reached a sea-change on tobacco policy, with long-standing champions of tobacco tax hikes now changing their tune, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. On the AM Show this morning, Hāpai Te Hauora CEO Lance Norman admitted that tobacco excise “is having a negative impact on other […]

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April Newsletter

By   /  April 18, 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on April Newsletter

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: April Newsletter Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s April 2018 newsletter.   In This Issue Nationwide post budget events 2018 Child Poverty Reduction Bill Submission Round the Bays 2018 Community film screening fundraiser Policy news CPAG news update CPAG […]

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What gold smells like – an artist’s impressions of Varanasi, India

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on What gold smells like – an artist’s impressions of Varanasi, India

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: What gold smells like – an artist’s impressions of Varanasi, India Closing in on the half way point of his Foundation residency at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India, artist Elliot Collins gives his observations of this city on the banks of the Ganges. (continue reading below) Watch […]

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ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission Health of the mother. Health of the unborn child.Legal safety of the mother. Legal status of the unborn child. The Labour-led Government is reviewing the abortion laws. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that abortion should not be covered in […]

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Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold Statement from Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu: “We’ve heard a wide variety of views, ideas and questions following our decision to no longer provide early childhood education in Karori. Some […]

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The National Council of Women is calling on Good Guys on our Founders’ Day

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Council of Women of New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on The National Council of Women is calling on Good Guys on our Founders’ Day

Source: National Council of Women of New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The National Council of Women is calling on Good Guys on our Founders’ Day Today marks Founders’ Day for the National Council of Women of New Zealand – 122 years since Kate Sheppard and other leading suffragists founded the gender equality organisation in […]

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Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

By   /  April 11, 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand? How well is New Zealand doing to ensure it upholds its international obligations to human rights, especially where they relate to children? The concluding observations from a recent review of how New Zealand is […]

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CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

By   /  April 11, 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the new report from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group (CCMG), and its timely release following the 25th anniversary of New Zealand signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC). The […]

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Crisis of underinvestment means Govt must reconsider election bribes

By   /  April 11, 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 Crisis of underinvestment means Govt must reconsider election bribes

Source: Taxpayers Union 11 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEClaims of underinvestment in health and education should naturally lead to the Government reconsidering its expensive non-essential election bribes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “Clearly the Government believes it’s facing a crisis of underinvestment and needs to spend a lot of money […]

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National’s fuel tax ad misrepresents their policy

By   /  April 10, 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 National’s fuel tax ad misrepresents their policy

Source: Taxpayers Union 10 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENational’s new campaign and TV ad against fuel taxes is disingenuous, considering the Party refuses to make any commitment to repeal the taxes if elected government, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “It’s a nice ad, but it’s completely misleading. You would think, […]

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Teachers make connections in South Korea

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Teachers make connections in South Korea

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Teachers make connections in South Korea Saint Peter’s College teacher Claire Begovic was one of nine New Zealand teachers who travelled to South Korea as part of the Korea Studies Workshop. The one week trip saw the New Zealand teachers meet with an Australian cohort to learn about […]

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Another Taxpayers’ Union victory for transparency

By   /  April 6, 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 Another Taxpayers’ Union victory for transparency

Source: Taxpayers Union 6 APRIL 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWellington City Council’s commitment to proactively release sensitive spending figures is a win for transparency and the Taxpayers’ Union. The first round of figures, including a $98,000 banquet, were released in response to a Taxpayers’ Union information request. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Wellington ratepayers have gained […]

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Coleman’s early exit betrays taxpayers (and his voters)

By   /  March 28, 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 Coleman’s early exit betrays taxpayers (and his voters)

Source: Taxpayers Union Coleman’s early exit betrays taxpayers (and his voters) 28 MARCH 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says that electorate MPs should sign pledges confirming they intend to serve a full three-year term, instead of sparking a by-election like Jonathan Coleman has. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “If an electorate MP isn’t […]

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REVEALED: The $40,000 price tag for Justin Lester’s rainbow crossing

By   /  March 28, 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 REVEALED: The $40,000 price tag for Justin Lester’s rainbow crossing

Source: Taxpayers Union 28 MARCH 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe $40,000 price tag for Justin Lester’s proposed ‘rainbow crossing is a slap in the face for Wellington ratepayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. The Union has obtained the figure under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act. Wellington City Council provided the following estimate of the crossing’s costs (based on estimates […]

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