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New Campaign Launched Calling On Grant Robertson To Stay True To His Word

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 02:51 PM
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today launched its ‘ Stick to Your Word ’ campaign calling on Grant Robertson to keep his promise made six weeks ago not to touch the bright line test. Union Campaigns Manager, Louis Houlbrooke, said: “Despite ... Read more...

LGNZ Supports Tough Tauranga City Council Decision

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 02:13 PM
Local Government New Zealand’s National Council says it supports Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta’s decision to seek the appointment of a Commission at Tauranga City Council, saying it is a tough call that puts the interests of the community ... Read more...

It’s Been A Bad Year So Let’s Put Up Our Prices

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 02:11 PM
Auckland Council’s new 10-year Recovery Budget proposes to do what no business would or could do, if it wants to survive, and “say it’s been a bad year so let’s put up our prices”. We know Council is looking at a billion dollar income hole, ... Read more...

Financial Incentive Such As ‘feebate’ Scheme Urgently Needed

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 12:57 PM
Media Statement by Neeraj Lala, Chief Executive Officer, Toyota New Zealand If we are not careful, New Zealand will become the Cuba of the South Pacific, a dumping ground of Europe’s dirty diesels and high carbon-emitting petrol-fuelled cars. ... Read more...

Mayor Urgently Needs Lessons About Ratepayer Money

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 11:44 AM
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is offering Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall free financial literacy training after his extraordinary comment which demonstrated complete disregard for ratepayers and the sacrifices they make to fund councils. Union spokesperson ... Read more...

Hamilton Councillors Must Vote “no” To Five Rates Increases

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 11:27 AM
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Says Hamilton City Council Needs To Reject Their Staff’s Proposed 4.9% Rates Hike And The Imposition Of Another Additional Four ‘targeted Rates.’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke said: “The proposed rate ... Read more...

Update On Managed Isolation Emergency Applications

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 10:10 AM
The Range Of Circumstances For Those Who Need To Apply For An Emergency Allocation In Managed Isolation To Travel Home To New Zealand Urgently Has Been Widened. Read more...

Green Party Sign On To International Campaign To #MakeAmazonPay

Published: Fri 4 Dec 2020 08:26 AM
Green Party spokesperson on Human Rights and Foreign Affairs Golriz Ghahraman has signed on to a letter from law makers around the world, pledging to make Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pay his debts to workers, communities and the planet. The international ... Read more...

Tax Bill An Outrageous Assault On Taxpayer Privacy – Sets Up Trust System For Wealth Tax

Published: Thu 3 Dec 2020 02:53 PM
The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming last minute inclusions in the Government’s tax bill which would force the IRD to collect information totally irrelevant for assessing income tax. Union spokesman Jordan Williams says, “The legal advice we ... Read more...

Climate Change Is Claiming Lives – Lancet Countdown 2020 Report

Published: Thu 3 Dec 2020 02:14 PM
Evidence from the latest Lancet Countdown report show that climate change induced shocks such as wildfires and heat waves are claiming lives now and unless urgent action is taken then health impacts will worsen, so it is timely our government has ... Read more...
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