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More protection for whistle blowers welcomed

By   /  February 16, 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 More protection for whistle blowers welcomed

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: More protection for whistle blowers welcomed More protection for whistle blowers welcomed 16 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union welcomes the new Government’s moves to strengthen laws protecting whistle blowers, and looks forward to working collaboratively with MPs to deliver effective legislative safeguards for whistleblowers. Taxpayers’ […]

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Maori TV pile-drives taxpayers

By   /  February 16, 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 Maori TV pile-drives taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Maori TV pile-drives taxpayers 16 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says it’s absurd that taxpayers are now funding the broadcast of WWE episodes. According to legislation, the aim of Maori Television is to ‘promote Māori language and culture’ with a service ‘that informs, educates, and […]

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MR: Taxpayers’ Union welcomes refusal to bail-out Fletcher Building

By   /  February 15, 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 MR: Taxpayers’ Union welcomes refusal to bail-out Fletcher Building

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: MR: Taxpayers’ Union welcomes refusal to bail-out Fletcher Building Taxpayers’ Union welcomes refusal to bail-out Fletcher Building 15 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government’s decision to rule-out funding for embattled company Fletcher Building is a refreshing change from years of corporate welfare and a bad habit of taxpayers’ […]

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Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty

By   /  February 14, 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 Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty 14 February 2018 The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action […]

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Bill English thanked for service to taxpayers

By   /  February 13, 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 Bill English thanked for service to taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bill English thanked for service to taxpayers Bill English thanked for service to taxpayers 13 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union expresses gratitude on behalf of its 32,000 members and supporters to Rt Hon Bill English for his service to taxpayers. “Under his tenure as Finance […]

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Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

By   /  February 12, 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 Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty 12 February 2018 Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government’s Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of housing required to meet the needs […]

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Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation

By   /  February 12, 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 Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation 12 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Government’s announcement of new legislation to boost the power of the State Services Commissioner in setting chief executives’ pay in the broader state sector, […]

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Ho Chi Minh City wows business intern

By   /  February 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 Ho Chi Minh City wows business intern

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ho Chi Minh City wows business intern With just one month left in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at business solutions company KPMG, intern Kieran Burns reflects on his time living and working in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities.  If I had to describe life in Ho […]

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Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

By   /  February 9, 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 Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches 09 February 2018 A nutritious lunch for every child would go a long way toward ensuring that all children have the same chance for good educational outcomes, and support healthy physical and mental development, […]

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NZ Govt prefers taxing cigarettes over saving lives – while the NHS allows patients to vape

By   /  February 8, 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 NZ Govt prefers taxing cigarettes over saving lives – while the NHS allows patients to vape

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ Govt prefers taxing cigarettes over saving lives – while the NHS allows patients to vape NZ Govt prefers taxing cigarettes over saving lives – while the UK lets patients vape 8 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says the UK’s approach to e-cigarettes shows how New Zealand is dragging […]

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Callaghan staff can’t fit their suits, need pedometers

By   /  February 7, 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 Callaghan staff can’t fit their suits, need pedometers

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Callaghan staff can’t fit their suits, need pedometers Callaghan staff can’t fit their suits, need pedometers 7 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Callaghan Innovation spent taxpayer money on suit hire and pedometers as part of their $304,000 entertainment expense blowout in 2015/16. New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams […]

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Fighting for a fairer welfare system

By   /  February 2, 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 Fighting for a fairer welfare system

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fighting for a fairer welfare system Vanessa Cole, Co-ordinator for Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) spoke at CPAG’s launch of our new report “Further fraying of the welfare safety net”  in December, about her experience working with families who have been sorely let down by […]

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Government’s sugar tax report bad news for nanny staters

By   /  February 2, 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 Government’s sugar tax report bad news for nanny staters

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government’s sugar tax report bad news for nanny staters Government’s sugar tax report bad news for nanny staters 2 FEBRUARY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says a Government-commissioned NZIER report on sugar taxes debunks popular justification for sugar taxes. The report, which was only released to the NZ Initiative’s […]

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Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Rightly Rejected

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Rightly Rejected

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Rightly Rejected Media Release 31 January 2018Family First NZ is welcoming the strong defeat of Chloe Swarbrick’s medicinal marijuana bill. “it makes no sense for two bills on the same issue to be considered at the same time. That is a waste of taxpayer […]

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Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

By   /  January 31, 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 Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed 31 January 2018 Treasury’s Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2018 indicates some real progress in terms of social wellbeing, but there are still outstanding issues that need to be urgently considered ahead of the upcoming Budget, […]

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New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture

By   /  January 30, 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 New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture 30 January 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the Government for its new Child Poverty Reduction Bill. In particular, its comprehensive multi-tiered poverty lines will provide a broader picture of the depth of child poverty than […]

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Child poverty target is Barbie-doll politics

By   /  January 30, 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 Child poverty target is Barbie-doll politics

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Child poverty target is Barbie-doll politics Child poverty target is Barbie-doll politics 30 JANUARY 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says Labour’s proposed child poverty targets are about delivering socialism, not better lives for children. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Tying poverty measures to the […]

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Defector’s harrowing story inspires Leadership Network member

By   /  January 26, 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 Defector’s harrowing story inspires Leadership Network member

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Defector’s harrowing story inspires Leadership Network member Leadership Network member Dhaxna Sothieson describes meeting North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho while on the Leadership Network’s Korea Offshore Forum last year. A few days before my arrival at the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s offshore forum in Seoul, news broke […]

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Taxpayers’ Union responds to The Spinoff

By   /  January 25, 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 Taxpayers’ Union responds to The Spinoff

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Taxpayers’ Union responds to The Spinoff 25 JANUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today an article was published about the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in The Spinoff, a small, publicly-funded, Auckland-based millennial website specialising in television listicles, ‘pop-culture’, and fake news. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Spinoff reveals that one in 20 information requests […]

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Top tips for moving on from nappies

By   /  January 25, 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 Top tips for moving on from nappies

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Top tips for moving on from nappies Last night we had our first Facebook chat of the year, answering your questions about moving on from nappies. Following on from this we thought it would be good to share with you our top toilet training tips!  1. […]

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