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Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 17:12:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families. More >>

Taxpayers' Union Applauds Gareth Morgan's Generous Offer

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:58:38 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is delighted that Gareth Morgan has today offered to top up the crowd sourcing campaign to purchase the beach adjacent to the Awaroa inlet in the South Island. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:More >>

Awaroa Beach: Little Restraint From Labour

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 10:13:06 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is telling politicians to butt out of the tremendous community effort to purchase a beach next to the Awaroa inlet in the Abel Tasman National Park after Labour Leader Andrew Little called upon the Government to stump up with taxpayer ...More >>

Regional Rate Proposed for Life-Saving Voluntary Services

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:41:09 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Regional Rate Proposed for Life-Saving Voluntary Services Waikato Regional Council will ask the public if they are happy for it to collect a rate to support surf life saving, Coastguard and rescue helicopter services in the region when it consults ...More >>

Little is Right, Student Debt is Unnecessarily High

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:37:47 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing Labour leader Andrew Little’s comments that under National student debt has risen unacceptably high. It is calling on the Government to reverse Labour’s disastrous policy of interest free loans which has resulted ...More >>

Joyce destroys Government rail link certainty

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:51:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Infrastructure Minister Steven Joyce has destroyed the certainty the Prime Minister gave private sector investors in his State of the Nation announcement on the City Rail Link, Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says.More >>

Property Groups Should Support Peters on Rma Reform

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:53:17 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on business, property and planning industry groups to support Winston Peters’ proposed way forward for Resource Management Act reform. Reacting to Mr Peters’ state of the nation speech delivered last night, Jordan ...More >>

Study Reveals Education Costs Escalating

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:09:55 +1300 | ASG Education

Families could spend more than $300,000 on their child’s education according to The ASG Planning for Education Index, released today. The study discovers for a child born in 2016, the forecast cost of a private school education in New Zealand is $326,773. ...More >>

Spiralling student debt deterring further education

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:47:24 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins Education Spokesperson 22 January 2016 Spiralling student debt deterring further education Student loan debt has increased by over 50 per cent since National became the government, hitting $15 billion this year and projected to continue increasing ...More >>

Court of Appeal decision on tax residence provides certainty

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:49:59 +1300 | KPMG

In a case potentially impacting all New Zealanders who move overseas, the Court of Appeal has decided in favour of the taxpayer, finding that property which a person has never lived in nor intends to live in cannot be their “permanent place of abode”, ...More >>

Hairdressers Join Takeaways in Upper Hutt Corporate Welfare

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:41:15 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal Upper Hutt City Council spent more than $160,000 of ratepayers’ money on subsidies to eleven businesses, including hairdressers, retailers, fast food joints and a contracting firm. Taxpayers’ Union Executive ...More >>

Frontline Measures Better than More Tobacco Tax Hikes

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:56:14 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that new measures to curb smoking shouldn’t include more rounds of tax hikes, and should instead focus at frontline measures to support people to quit. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Ratepayers must not bailout Dick Smith NRL Nines

Wed, 6 Jan 2016 14:18:26 +1300 | Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer

Ratepayers must not bailout Dick Smith NRL Nines Auckland ratepayers should be worried council staff from ATEED are now deep in talks with Dick Smith NRL Nines promoters Duco Events following the naming rights sponsor of the February tournament going ...More >>

Tobacco Tax Increase: New Report

Sun, 3 Jan 2016 17:06:55 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

To coincide with the Government’s 10% hike of tobacco excise taxes today, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has released a new report exposing the extent to which the Government is using excise tax on tobacco as a revenue gathering tool. More >>

Smokers Warned to Stock up Before Friday

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:49:15 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is reminding smokers to stock up before the Government’s 10% hike in tobacco excise tax which comes into effect on New Year’s Day. More >>

Final Part of Waitangi Tribunal’s Te Urewera Report Released

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:36:11 +1300 | Ministry of Justice

The shocking poverty experienced by Te Urewera Māori was in large part caused by the Crown’s many breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Waitangi Tribunal has found in the sixth and final volume of its Te Urewera district inquiry report. More >>

Judge reserves decision on unpaid rates

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:19:17 +1300 | Auckland Council

Judge reserves decision on unpaid rates The Auckland District Court has today reserved its decision relating to summary judgment sought by Auckland Council against Ms Penny Bright for unpaid rates. The council is seeking to recover unpaid rates and associated ...More >>

Marine Parade viewing platform not a pier

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:28:38 +1300 | Napier City Council

The Napier City Council wishes to refute misconceptions in the public arena that the viewing platform constructed on Marine Parade is a pier. More >>

Fetal Alcohol Consultation Opens

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:25:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Consultation has opened today on a discussion paper by the Ministry of Health on actions to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The public are invited to make submissions to the Ministry until February 26, 2016.More >>

Voters Deserve Specifics on Rates

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:48:17 +1300 | Affordable Auckland

Voters Deserve Specifics on Rates With the addition of a sixth candidate to the Mayoral race, Affordable Auckland candidate Stephen Berry believes it is time some other candidates started offering specifics about how they will control rates increases. ...More >>

 

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