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NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers

By   /  September 18, 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 NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZTU takes full page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers NZTU takes full-page advertisements in tomorrow’s national newspapers 18 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘More spending equals more tax and more debt’ is the key message of full-page pre-election newspaper and online advertising campaign being launched tomorrow […]

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Saudi sheep – we were right all along

By   /  September 15, 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 Saudi sheep – we were right all along

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Saudi sheep – we were right all along Saudi sheep – we were right all along. 15 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “It is a sad indictment on the Government, the Office of the Ombudsman, and New Zealand’s public institutions that it has taken more than […]

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Why won’t Greens front up with numbers?

By   /  September 8, 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 Why won’t Greens front up with numbers?

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Why won’t Greens front up with numbers? Why won’t Greens front up with the numbers? 8 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Despite Green Party Leader James Shaw’s assurance that voters would have an opportunity to assess the fiscal impact of the Party’s manifesto, to date the […]

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Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday

By   /  September 4, 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 Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday Green’s must reveal fiscal hand before polls open on Monday 4 SEPTEMBER 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Green Party promise to produce a fully costed, independently reviewed alternative budget is pointless unless it is released prior […]

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NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear  

By   /  August 31, 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 NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear  

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear   NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation – but Labour’s position still unclear 31 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Labour to confirm that a Labour-led Government […]

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No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed

By   /  August 30, 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 No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed No, Chris, let’s not do this – Free tertiary education is Robin Hood Reversed 30 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Labour’s education spokesperson Chris Hipkins’ comments this morning on Labour’s […]

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Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats

By   /  August 29, 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 Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats Free tertiary ed: recipe for crap courses and bums on seats 29 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reacting to Labour’s just announced tertiary education policy, Jordan Williams, a spokesperson for the Taxpayers’ Union said: “Not charging […]

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Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up

By   /  August 28, 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 Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up Brendan Boyle needs to front up, not cover up. 28 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ministry of Social Development head Brendan Boyle’s spin that ‘everything is resolved’ in relation to a mistake which saw Winston Peters’ pension overpaid, […]

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Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal”

By   /  August 28, 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 Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal”

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Statement on Dave Cull’s false claim about 2014 Ratepayers’ Report “withdrawal” Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull’s claim in an opinion piece distributed to media last week (and published on Stuff.co.nz today), that the 2014 edition of Ratepayers’ Report (local government league tables published […]

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Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000?

By   /  August 27, 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 Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000?

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000? Well done Mr Peters for prompt payment. Any update on that $158,000? 27 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to tonight’s news of the NZ Superannuation overpayments to Winston Peters, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of […]

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Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed

By   /  August 24, 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’s income tax pledge welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed Labour’s income tax pledge welcomed 24 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s ruling out of any increases in the top personal tax rate and says yesterday’s PREFU demonstrates that there is no need for Kiwis […]

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Jacinda Arden shouldn’t just trim, she should scrap Callaghan Innovation

By   /  August 22, 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 Jacinda Arden shouldn’t just trim, she should scrap Callaghan Innovation

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Jacinda Arden shouldn’t just trim, she should scrap Callaghan Innovation Jacinda Arden shouldn’t just trim, she should scrap Callaghan Innovation 22 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern’s acknowledgement that Callaghan Innovation doesn’t provide companies with real value or […]

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Media Failing In Not Exposing Winston’s Hypocrisy

By   /  August 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 Media Failing In Not Exposing Winston’s Hypocrisy

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Media Failing In Not Exposing Winston’s Hypocrisy Media Failing In Not Exposing Winston’s Hypocrisy 21 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winston Peters’ claims that National and Labour are making expensive promises they cannot afford are better left for the McGillicuddy Serious Party, says the Taxpayers’ Union. […]

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2017 Ratepayers’ Report – local government league tables published

By   /  August 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 2017 Ratepayers’ Report – local government league tables published

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 2017 Ratepayers’ Report – local government league tables published The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, in partnership with the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance, have published the 2017 Ratepayers’ Report, online interactive league tables. The tool, at www.ratepayersreport.nz, allows ratepayers to see how their local council performs on […]

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Local Government stepping stone to Parliament stinging ratepayers 

By   /  August 17, 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 Local Government stepping stone to Parliament stinging ratepayers 

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Local Government stepping stone to Parliament stinging ratepayers  Local Government stepping stone to Parliament stinging ratepayers 17 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ratepayers should not be paying councillors for one job while they are out campaigning for another, says the Taxpayers’ Union. At least four candidates in the three […]

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EXCLUSIVE (NZ Super Fund stuff up carbon related selldown)

By   /  August 15, 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 EXCLUSIVE (NZ Super Fund stuff up carbon related selldown)

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EXCLUSIVE (NZ Super Fund stuff up carbon related selldown) NZ Super Fund stuff up selldown for today’s carbon policy announcement 15 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that as part of the selldown of carbon related investments, readying the NZ Superannuation Fund […]

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Labour’s Water Tax as nutty as 2014 “NZ Power”

By   /  August 11, 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’s Water Tax as nutty as 2014 “NZ Power”

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour’s Water Tax as nutty as 2014 “NZ Power” Labour’s Water Tax as nutty as 2014 “NZ Power” 11 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Labour’s Water Tax policy is quickly becoming the laughing stock of public policy circles with parallels being made to its infamous 2014 […]

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Statement on Metiria Turei resignation

By   /  August 9, 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 Statement on Metiria Turei resignation

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Statement on Metiria Turei resignation Statement on Metiria Turei resignation 9 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the resignation of Metiria Turei, Jordan Williams, a former member of the Green Party (now Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director) says: “While it is always sad to see a senior […]

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Sir Geoffrey, Sue right to object to secrecy of Wevers report

By   /  August 9, 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 Sir Geoffrey, Sue right to object to secrecy of Wevers report

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Sir Geoffrey, Sue right to object to secrecy of Wevers report 9 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming renewed calls in the last 24-hours for the Speaker to publically release the Sir Maarten Wevers’ report which lead to the resignation of the […]

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Opportunities Party Included in Bribe-O-Meter but NZ First still leads the race

By   /  August 8, 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 Opportunities Party Included in Bribe-O-Meter but NZ First still leads the race

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Opportunities Party Included in Bribe-O-Meter but NZ First still leads the race 8 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After analysis of The Opportunities Party (TOP) policies, including discussion and clarification with party officials, the Taxpayers’ Union has calculated TOP’s manifesto announced to date would cost an additional $10.4 […]

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