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Port of Tauranga Underlying Profit Up After Watershed Year

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:55:36 +1200 | Port of Tauranga Limited

• Underlying Group Net Profit After Tax reaches new record, rising 1.3% to $78.3 million More >>

Gordon Campbell on mud slinging and name-calling

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:52 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The media, as its critics regularly point out, is far too easily diverted by political sideshows and slanging matches, from its duty to cover the real issues. Yet this week gave an interesting example of how hard it is to untangle the reality from the ...More >>

Fair Tax for Savers Campaign

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:17:12 +1200 | Financial Services Council

Michael Littlewood has suggested that the Fair Tax for Savers Campaign proposals are unfair for everyone except the savings industry ( Click here to view - Michael Littlewood: Fair tax for savers? Unfair for everyone else ). This is based on several ...More >>

Take a picture, save money on tax

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:21:30 +1200 | Tax Management New Zealand

Taxpayers will be able to find out whether tax pooling can save them money simply by taking a photo of their tax statement on their smartphone. More >>

Social networks key to improving health in NZ

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:37 +1200 | Massey University

Turning conventional thinking about health and healthcare on its head by championing social networks is vital if New Zealanders want to improve their health outcomes, and ultimately save the nation money, says a leading public health expert.More >>

Ron Mark Sets the Example

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:15:59 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the pledge by Mayor of Carterton and NZ First candidate Ron Mark who has announced he would relinquish his roles as Mayor and member of two District Health Boards if successfully elected to Parliament. Taxpayers’ ...More >>

National Chooses to Campaign on High Tax, High Spend Policy

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:39:06 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Bill English’s indication that the National Party will not offer voters any indication of tax cuts before next month's general election. Speaking to journalists and analysts in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal ...More >>

Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 2014

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:24:09 +1200 | New Zealand Treasury

Full PREFU: prefu14whole.pdf Full Executive Summary with charts: prefu14pt2of11.pdf Online: Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 2014 — The Treasury - New Zealand More >>

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:16:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the Government’s economic programme, according to Treasury’s Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update issued today.More >>

Falling commodity prices take heat out of NZ economy: Prefu

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:32 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) - This year's drop in global dairy and log prices has slowed the pace of the New Zealand economy earlier than expected, while lower than anticipated GST receipts are likely to trim the projected government surplus, according to the ...More >>

Prefu shows National’s economic credentials intact

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:03:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The National government heads into the election with its Budget surplus target broadly intact, delivering a set of economic and fiscal forecasts marginally revised from May to reflect weaker commodity prices and a lower tax take.More >>

The Greens have become full socialists

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:24:39 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"The Greens Party launch sounded like the launch of a socialist party. The environment is now very much a second thought" said Dr Jamie Whyte. More >>

NZEI welcomes Green Party's tax policy

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:00:46 +1200 | NZEI

The Green Party’s plans to invest in children and reduce the harm done by child poverty will have a big impact on educational success, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski.More >>

More taxes equals a slower economy & fewer jobs

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:06:52 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Greens/Labour recipe of more and higher taxes would stall New Zealand's economic recovery just when we are getting back on our feet after the Global Financial Crisis, National’s Associate Finance spokesman Steven Joyce says.More >>

Green Party to Choke the Golden Goose

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:00:18 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Green Party ’s policy announcement to raise the top personal income tax rate to 40% for earnings over $140,000, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Clamp down on offshore betting welcomed

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:56:59 +1200 | New Zealand Racing Board

The New Zealand Racing Board welcomes the commitment of both the Government and Labour party to tackle the issue of offshore betting. Racing Minister Nathan Guy says it’s now a priority, and his team intend to work closely with the racing industry to look ...More >>

Hager investigation has revealed Ports of Auckland agenda

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:02:09 +1200 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the Ports of Auckland must come clean after revelations in Nicky Hager’s new book “Dirty Politics.” More >>

Same problems, same failed solutions

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:19:53 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“At this election National is promising more of the same. The other parties are suggesting even more of the same. What we need is far less of the same” said Dr Jamie Whyte this morning.More >>

More Inland Revenue scams revealed

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:55:46 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

Recently, Inland Revenue has received at least 18 reports of scammers telephoning customers claiming they owe money. More >>

Offshore betting in Labour’s sights

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:39:08 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will clamp down on offshore gambling websites that deprive the local racing industry of funds, Labour’s Racing spokesperson Ross Robertson says. More >>

 

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