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Another new tax, another broken promise

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:32:51 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National has unveiled yet another new tax in this Budget – a rural broadband levy that will almost certainly result in an immediate price hike for internet and telephone connections across New Zealand, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran saidMore >>

Airport Sector Opposes International Border Tax

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:05:19 +1200 | NZ Airports

The Government’s announcement to impose a tax on all departing and arriving international travellers is a border tax masquerading as a bio-security and customs levy. More >>

Government’s border levy announcement

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:51:12 +1200 | Auckland Airport

The Government has announced that it will implement a passenger levy of $22 for a return international trip. Auckland Airport considers that this new tax could impact New Zealand’s competitiveness as a tourist destination, especially for those travellers ...More >>

Minister welcomes $74 million for tax compliance

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:46:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 continues the Government’s investment in ensuring fairness in the tax system by pursuing those attempting to avoid paying tax, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says. Budget details announced yesterday include a further Budget allocation ...More >>

Andrew Little Post-Budget Address

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:44:29 +1200 | Francis Cook

Andrew Little said today the Budget was not earth-shattering, but he made concessions regarding the government’s new policies on working for families and children in poverty.More >>

Porirua residents continue to rate council services highly

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:24:49 +1200 | Porirua City Council

Porirua residents continue to have a high level of satisfaction with most of the Council’s services, facilities and performance areas, Porirua City Council’s Te Komiti heard today.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:50:08 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked. There’s actually a plan for the national economy? Who knew? And its been working for whom, exactly? Not for families in poverty, clearly. ...More >>

Dunne Speaks on the 2015 Budget

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:07:56 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

The 2015 Budget has been presented, and while Parliament settles down for the next day or so to debate some of the consequential legislation, the public will begin to pick over the entrails to determine their assessment of it. Essentially, it will ...More >>

Nasty cuts to Kiwisaver show young NZers are fair game

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:56:27 +1200 | Green Party

Government moves to axe the $1000 Kiwisaver kick-start show that the Government has abandoned young New Zealanders, the Green Party says. More >>

Budget 2015 refreshingly free of tax changes

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:51:05 +1200 | Deloitte

Apart from the much discussed announcement of extra funding for property tax compliance and a number of measures directed at providing extra tools to Inland Revenue for this work, there were refreshingly few changes to tax settings announced in today’s ...More >>

Budget 2015 introduces new 'travel tax' on Kiwi families

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:20:24 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is set to launch a campaign on the border clearance levy, or ‘Travel Tax’ the Government has announced as part of Budget 2015. The Travel Tax is expected to take effect from 1 January 2016, and will add around $20 to the ...More >>

National deliver Labour-Green Budget

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:19:13 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is awarding Bill English’s seventh budget a “2 out of 10” describing it as what voters would have expected from a Labour-Green Government. More >>

Budget 2015 brings home reality of a hard economic grind

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:16:30 +1200 | Deloitte

Finance Minister Bill English announced his seventh budget to the nation today with few surprises and little fanfare. Deloitte CEO Thomas Pippos says Budget 2015, the first budget in the Government’s third term, is evolutionary rather than revolutionary, ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union welcome changes

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:14:06 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming removal of the $1,000 KiwiSaver kick-start, as announced in Budget 2015 today. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union , says:More >>

Budget 2015: Where's the broader long term plan?

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:07:15 +1200 | Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Budget 2015: A much needed focus on vulnerable families but where’s the broader long term plan? More >>

Budget 2015: Sticks to tried and tested formula

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:01:44 +1200 | PwC

“Budget 2015 delivers few surprises, and sticks to the approach we have come to expect from the Minister of Finance,” says PwC Chief Executive Office Bruce Hassall. More >>

Budget 2015 shows no plans for public sector wages

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:53:24 +1200 | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says this budget does not address the wage rises needed across the public sector. More >>

Budget delivers on housing, but not earthquake strengthening

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:48:32 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council is pleased with the Government’s budget announcement which has unveiled 420 hectares of land and a $52 million pledge to work with private developers in Auckland.More >>

$35.3m invested to improve Māori housing

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:36:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 provides operating funding of $35.3 million over the next four years to improve housing outcomes for whānau Māori, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.More >>

Children’s Commissioner – “Budget a surprise but not a plan”

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:36:26 +1200 | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner – “Budget a surprise but not a plan” “I’m surprised” says Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills following today’s Budget announcement. “I wasn’t expecting Government to increase incomes for the poorest families with ...More >>


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