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Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:34:04 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Turning tourists away because of Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate “won’t help the city.” More >>

$81K Washington Wing-Ding a Disgrace

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:21:40 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In reaction to the $81,000 Trump party thrown by MFAT , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Aucklanders urged to have their say on budget

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:19:27 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the city’s 2017/2018 budget. The four-week Annual Budget consultation focuses on issues around rates, growth and local priorities as part of the third year of the Long-term Plan.More >>

Growing Beyond Growth – Rethinking Regional Development

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:42:05 +1300 | Maxim Institute

Today we’re calling on the Government to drastically rethink its sole focus on economic growth in the regions. Oncoming population decline in many of our regions over the next 30 years means we need to switch to a “smart growth and smart decline” ...More >>

Marlborough welcomes Government tourism support

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:11:00 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed today’s announcement by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of Tourism, of financial assistance for Marlborough’s tourism sector. More >>

New CPAG Report: Children and the Living Wage

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:49 +1300 | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that care must be taken not to undermine the needs of families by promoting a Living Wage (LW) as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution.More >>

Least cost approach to road maintenance best for NZ Inc.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:13:54 +1300 | Raupehu District Council

Whole of life - least cost approach to road maintenance best for NZ Inc. Ruapehu Land Transport Manager Warren Furner said that he wasn’t surprised with national media taking an interest in increasing truck volumes putting pressure on the District’s ...More >>

Joyce’s Commitment to Mum And Dad Taxpayers Welcomed

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:54:31 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Steven Joyce’s commitment to Mum and Dad taxpayers and more efficient public services in his speech yesterday to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand is being welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union .More >>

A tax refund could put extra cash in your pocket

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:13:23 +1300 | Canstar

Auckland, 22 February 2017. As Benjamin Franklin said “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes”. Although he was right, what he didn’t say is that on the bright side, you can often get a refund on your taxes! More >>

Minimal change proposed for Taranaki regional rate

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:38:49 +1300 | Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a Draft Annual Plan that foreshadows a 1% rise in general rates for the 2017-2018 financial year. More >>

Turei now having it both ways

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:16:16 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A sugar tax “ would make a very little difference ” according to Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei who spoke to NBR Radio today. She rebuted the Taxpayers’ Union pointing out her double standard in complaining about the closure of Dunedin’s ...More >>

The Greens Must Be Kidding!

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:36:22 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Coffee was spat out this afternoon at the Taxpayers’ Union when Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei released a media statement labelling the closure of the Cadbury chocolate factory a “tragedy for Dunedin and local manufacturing”. The comments by Ms Turei ...More >>

Little Version of ‘Think Big’ for Gisborne

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:20:25 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Labour Leader Andrew Little’s pledge today to spend $20 million of taxpayers’ money “to enable the construction of a timber prefabrication plant and associated infrastructure in Gisborne” , announced ...More >>

Joyce Talks the Talk, Now Walk the Walk

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:27:02 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is very encouraged by Minister of Finance Steven Joyce’s speech to Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce earlier today in relation to his role as Minister of Finance and the Government’s commitment ...More >>

Govt refusal to allow regional petrol tax slammed

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:16:29 +1300 | Generation Zero

Generation Zero is disappointed that the Government refuses to allow Auckland to address its transport funding deficit. More >>

Decision to rule out regional fuel tax welcomed

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:52 +1300 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

S teven Joyce and Simon Bridges' public statement ruling out a regional fuel tax for Auckland is being welcomed by the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance . Spokesperson Jo Holmes says: “Aucklanders already pay more than enough to Auckland Council. ...More >>

National makes promises, ACT will make them happen

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:50:02 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT will push the Government hard to follow through on tax cuts and road pricing, says party leader David Seymour. More >>

Tax cuts still in the mix for Joyce's first budget

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:34:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Tax cuts for lower and middle-income earners are one of four key areas Finance Minister Steven Joyce is looking at for his first Budget in May.More >>

Australian Government Leads the Way on GST

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:48:25 +1300 | Retail NZ

The Australian Government has today introduced legislation to the House of Representatives that will require foreign retailers and online marketplaces to register for Australian GST, and Retail NZ says it’s time NZ’s National-led Government followed suit.More >>

Mayor Goff disappointed at Government’s fuel tax decision

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:13:40 +1300 | Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today expressed his disappointment at the Government’s decision to rule out a regional fuel tax despite Auckland’s worsening traffic congestion. “While the Government has the power to rule out a fuel tax, it has a duty to the ...More >>


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