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Rates Rebates payments to ratepayers pass $1 million mark

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:07:07 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

Over $1 million in Rates Rebates has been paid to eligible Horowhenua District ratepayers in the current financial year so far. More >>

E tū urges change to tax on redundancy pay

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:36:38 +1300 | E tu

E tū says if the government wants to help the Cadbury workers who have lost their jobs, they should abolish tax on redundancy pay. More >>

National conversation needed over water pricing

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:51:11 +1300 | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for a national conversation over water pricing. Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and difficult issue. More >>

Message to Apple: Stop This Tax Dodging Corporate Rort

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:13:45 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for better rules for government purchases given Apple, which fails to pay any tax here, has been the dominant supplier of mobile phones. More >>

Apple’s tax bill leaves sour taste for Kiwis

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:44:45 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Apple’s tax bill leaves sour taste for Kiwis Hard working Kiwi taxpayers have every reason to feel outraged by revelations that a massive company like Apple, with billions of dollars of New Zealand revenue, has paid no New Zealand tax over ten ...More >>

NZ petrol companies wary of customs law overhaul

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:03:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's petrol companies are welcoming a change to 20-year-old customs and excise law but want to make sure they don't get blindsided by the way officials judge whether a blended fuel will attract more duty. More >>

No Sugar Coating - NZers Want Stronger Action on Sugar

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:30:39 +1300 | Hivemind

Over December 2016 and January 2017, Scoop hosted a trial community engagement exercise on the issue of Sugar and Public Health on our new HiveMind platform. 256 people from different backgrounds and political persuasions participated in the process, ...More >>

Tax relief for flood damaged farms

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:42:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins today welcomed Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise discretions on income equalisation for farmers who are significantly affected by the recent flooding around the Franklin Ward, Hauraki District and Thames- Coromandel ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the conflicts over abortion

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:35:35 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T omorrow morning, the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) will appear at Parliament to make the case that an abortion law passed 40 years ago may now need to be reviewed and modernised, in the light of 21st century attitudes and practices. You’d think ...More >>

Regional Council's 2017/18 plans summary documents available

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:41:09 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An information document, which provides a snapshot of the key things the Regional Council intends to deliver in 2017/18, was approved at a Council meeting late last week. Forming part of the Annual Plan process the document updates what was identified ...More >>

Getting councils to focus on their core business

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:16:21 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Council must focus on its core business after the water crisis highlighted Auckland’s failing water infrastructure, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Rates discount for new first homes extended to apartments

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:42:37 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Mayor Justin Lester has announced that a $5000 rates discount for first-home builders will take effect from July 1 and is being extended to cover new apartments. More >>

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Just Wait Until Tomorrow

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:27:30 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Are tax cuts tomorrow, or in the never never on Planet National?” Asks Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams. Prime Minister Bill English’s suggestion that any tax cuts would have to wait until 2018 to be implemented, rather than introduced ...More >>

National must cut taxes before, not after, the election

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:50:26 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

The government cannot put tax cuts at risk by delaying them until after the election, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Mayoral Cronyism Hides in Plain Site in Rotorua

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:49:40 +1300 | Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

Wikipedia defines cronyism as giving favours to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. At Rotorua Council’s Operations and Monitoring (O&M) Committee Meeting on 9 March 2017, a nominee ...More >>

Incoming turbulence: tax proposals target multinationals

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:20:43 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

The New Zealand Government took another big step last week toward implementation of the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ( BEPS ) project – releasing three discussion documents. More >>

"...keep the promises you’ve made before making new ones"

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:14:25 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Jane Austen could have been speaking about New Zealand politics when in Pride & Prejudice she wrote of the two leading male characters, Mr Darcy and Mr Wickham: "One has all the goodness and the other all the appearance of it".More >>

Crowdsourcing Scoop’s Election Journalism

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 15:24:35 +1300 | Opening The Election

Which election Issues should we explore further in 2017? The goal of this interactive HiveMind exploration is to get community input on which issues Scoop should be investigating further over this election year.More >>

Jitterati 9.3.17: Truce

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 13:22:37 +1300 | Grant Buist

Jitterati: Truce 9.3.17 Click for big version. It’s only a war if both sides have ammunition. *** Jitterati is now published online. For more, search Scoop . More >>

Poll tax on immigrants could generate $1 billion a year

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 13:20:03 +1300 | Mark Keating

A tax expert is calling for the introduction of a poll tax on immigrants to help fund the extra infrastructure and public service costs associated with New Zealand’s growing population. More >>


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