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General Election forces innovative tax policy discussion

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00:19 +1200 | Baucher Consulting

The General Election on September 23rd is a tight race between the National incumbents and the Labour challengers. Labour has put taxation policy on the table as an election issue and this is leading to robust discussions about how to make taxation fairer ...More >>

Water tax 'not about bottlers'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:26:18 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern should not answer questions about the party's proposed water tax by saying it's about targeting water bottlers, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Barrie Saunders Appointed to Taxpayers' Union Board

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:47:46 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Well known Wellington former lobbyist and journalist, Barrie Saunders, has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . The Chairman of the Taxpayers’ Union , John Bishop says, “Barrie has many years of experience in ...More >>

Andy And Nate Win the Block NZ 2017 And $131,000

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:06:22 +1200 | Mediaworks

Andy and Nate are the winners of The Block NZ 2017 , taking home a total of $131,000 after the highly anticipated auction held in central Auckland tonight, and televised LIVE on Three and ThreeNow.More >>

Tax cuts when kids go hungry

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:35:14 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Tax cuts when kids go hungry shows National’s lack of moral compass National’s campaign of tax cuts that give $400 million to the top 10 per cent of earners, at a time when 120 Kiwi kids every year are being hospitalised for malnutrition, shows ...More >>

Greens would lower debt faster than Labour

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:16:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The Green Party would reduce net Crown debt more quickly than the Labour Party and would continue to run Budget surpluses over the next four years, if it were the government, according to a costed fiscal plan released by the ...More >>

National Releases Plan for Economic Success

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:11:19 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National has released its five point plan for the New Zealand economy and our tax system, designed to deliver sustained economic success and help families and businesses get ahead, Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says.More >>

Taxinda Nudges Hobson’s Pledge out of Limelight

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:35:41 +1200 | Hobson's Pledge

The new Labour leader’s threat of yet-to-be-specified widespread taxes has turned the general election into a close race with voters prioritising financial survival over disgust at years of race-based policy.More >>

Water tax by the numbers: A breakdown

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:26:55 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

Recent attempts to estimate the cost of Labour’s proposed water tax to farmers have demonstrated a basic lack of understanding of how irrigation works, says nonprofit membership body IrrigationNZ. This issue, which is compounded by a lack of detail ...More >>

National supporting New Zealand families

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:54:28 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National supporting New Zealand families National is helping New Zealand families get ahead by delivering more jobs, boosting incomes and delivering better public services for all New Zealanders, Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party ...More >>

Updated Labour tax ad released

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:32:50 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today released a new advertisement updated to reflect the latest changes in Labour’s tax policy, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says.More >>

Confusion reigns on 'no new taxes' pledge

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:57:50 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

Confused members of nonprofit body Irrigation New Zealand are contacting IrrigationNZ asking if a water tax IS going ahead, following Labour's announcement on tax plans today.More >>

Is National planning a secret fuel tax?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:48:33 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Sources suggest National is considering a secret fuel tax to fund its controversial Roads of National Significance (RONS) programme, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Michael Wood.More >>

Water tax still on the table, but detail still missing

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:34:02 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

While Labour has released some more detail about its tax plans today, water tax remains on the table to be introduced in its first term in Government and critical detail around that remains missing, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman ...More >>

Labour reverses Ardern's 'captain's call' on tax reform

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:11:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party has reversed one of new leader Jacinda Ardern's first 'captain's calls', saying it will implement no tax reforms recommended by a working group before the 2020 election.More >>

Labour's Tax Pledge Means Their Numbers Don't Add Up

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:01:38 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union says Labour can’t have it all ways, pointing out that Labour’s manifesto is costed at $23 billion over the next Parliamentary term, second only to New Zealand First. More >>

Two taxes down, five to go

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:55:15 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party has postponed two new taxes but has left five more in place that would slow down the New Zealand economy and restrict growth, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says.More >>

Labour committed to fair and progressive tax system

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:24:27 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is committed to a tax system where everyone pays their fair share and where we start to address the imbalances that have fuelled the housing crisis, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson and Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael ...More >>

Labour would put up income tax for average wage workers

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:56 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is misleading New Zealand workers by trying to suggest they won’t increase income taxes, National Party Revenue spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the politics of fear and neglect

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

In years to come this will be seen as a watershed election for New Zealand. Is the country able to embrace change and elect a government willing to tackle the serious problems we face in health, housing, education and income inequality - or will it ...More >>

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