Labour Should Hit the Brakes on Motorhome Tax
Labour Should Hit
the Brakes on Motorhome Tax
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
to the Ministry of Transport analysis
of Labour’s new policy for taxing motorhomes, suggesting
that motorhome owners would end up paying more for Road User
Charges than they do today, Jordan Williams, Executive
Director of the Taxpayers’ Union
“New Zealanders are already taxed enough.
Motorhome owners should not be singled out with changes that
would result in an even heavier tax burden.”
Labour's policy of dropping registrations for light trailers
and caravans, but dropping one tax only to beef up another
doesn’t ease the pain on the travelling
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>