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Government Financial Statements, 4 Months to 31/10/16

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:34:01 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

Please find attached the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the four months ended 31 October 2016. More >>

"Family package" something to look forward to?

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:17:37 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the latest comments from Prime Minister John Key around shaping budget surpluses into better support for families is heartening. More >>

Plucking the Foreign Goose: Australia’s Tax on Backpackers

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:36:40 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The morning news on the ABC network featured blondes, and more blondes, riding a derelict van along a non-descript street in sunny Australia. It did not matter who they were, or even where they were. They were simply “backpackers”, the sort ...More >>

Tourism bed tax should include Air BnB, says report

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:24:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) - A joint tourism industry proposal to raise $130 million a year for public facilities that tourists use should include a $2 per night bed tax and include accommodation offered through the 'sharing economy' accommodation app ...More >>

New transport funding tools for Auckland

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:14:19 +1300 | New Zealand Automobile Association

Media Release: 2 December 2016 New transport funding tools for Auckland – look before you leap Auckland AA Members are ready to consider new ways to pay for the city’s transport infrastructure, but the most straightforward – and popular – ...More >>

Government Competition

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:51:48 +1300 | NZ Seniors Party

I was driving along behind a very large truck when I noticed a sign on the back of it that read “Don’t steal - the Government hates competition”. This statement in just a few words tells the reader a true fact that affects every New Zealander.More >>

National Proves Itself Wrong on Privatisation

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:40:45 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister claims constructing a new parliamentary building ‘makes sense long term for us to own those premises’, but he has not applied that logic to state houses and power companies which he’s sold off, says New Zealand First. More >>

Bail-out of GWRC must come with appointment of commissioners

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:23:25 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Chairman Chris Laidlaw is to be believed and the Council is talking to the Government about a taxpayer-funded bailout as a result of earthquake damage to CentrePort and its property developments, the Government ...More >>

Stop ridiculous spending rather than taxing tourism

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:06:45 +1300 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is slamming a new proposal by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to introduce an Auckland visitor levy as a tax on tourism and entrepreneurship. More >>

Auckland visitor levy unfair & ill-conceived

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:30:33 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A proposed new visitor levy for Auckland unfairly targets accommodation providers and fails to take account of the economic benefits tourism brings, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.More >>

PM's Press Conference 28/11/16: Earthquake support & Surplus

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:04:04 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minsiter John Key began his weekly press conference with a description of the government’s plans to provide support to the 14 November earthquake. He announced the extension of the employee support package for businesses in Wellington, and mentioned ...More >>

OECD multilateral instrument to counter BEPS

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:30:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse today welcomed the release of the OECD’s new multilateral instrument – the latest step in the global fight against base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). More >>

Mayor welcomes business support package

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:25:14 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester is welcoming the Government’s announcement of a support package for Wellington businesses impacted by the November 14 earthquake. More >>

Q+A: Finance Minister Bill English

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:57:32 +1300 | TVNZ

Trump victory has helped change the economic situation globally which ‘will work for New Zealand’ - Bill English ‘But look, the interest rates starting to rise, I think, is a healthy sign of normalisation in the global economy and here. I see ...More >>

Kids’ health should come before sugar barons’ profits

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:35:49 +1300 | Green Party

25 November 2016 Kids’ health should come before sugar barons’ profits Children drinking a cup of fizzy or other sweetened drink a day shows ingrained habits undermine public health and that the National Government needs to tax sugar-sweetened drinks, ...More >>

ACC levy recommendations for 2017 – 2019 period

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:16:01 +1300 | Accident Compensation Corporation

Following a month-long public consultation ACC is making levy recommendations to the Minister for the 2017 to 2019 period. More >>

Support For Quake Hit Taxpayers Fair And Reasonable

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:23:14 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Full credit to the Inland Revenue Department for telling people to look after themselves and their families first and foremost, rather than worrying about not meeting their tax obligations, said Federated Farmers President Dr William Rolleston.More >>

Porirua City property rating revaluation shows jump in value

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:41:37 +1300 | QV Valuations

The Porirua City Rating Revaluation for 2016 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2016 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property.More >>

Treasury Fiscal Update: A NZ First View

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:08:50 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Treasury’s latest statement on New Zealand's fiscal position over the next 40 years avoids any critical analysis so its value and objectivity is limited, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Politicians must take Treasury report seriously

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:27:40 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT alone is calling for a debate over the sustainability of New Zealand Superannuation, says Leader David Seymour as Treasury releases its fourth long term fiscal update. More >>


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