Taxpayers’ Union Back Legal Challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is backing the Wellington Chamber of Commerce in its effort to seek formal legal advice on the Councils decision to expand the living wage to council controlled organisations and contractors. Taxpayers Union Executive … Read more »

Taxpayers Union Welcome Remuneration Authority Determination

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Remuneration Authoritys determination on the salaries for Members of Parliament, Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Mccully Must Disclose Legal Advice

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully, to publicly release the legal advice relating to the Saudi sheep deal. Read more »

Reduced ACC car levy rates just a click away

Press Release – New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say car owners can now visit the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) RightCar website to see the reduced ACC levy theyll pay from 1 July, when ACC introduces risk rating. Read more »

MYOB to buy NZ’s Ace Payroll for $14 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) – MYOB Group, the Australian payment solutions software developer that floated on the ASX this month, has agreed to buy Lower Hutt-based Ace Payroll Plus for $14 million, its third New Zealand acquisition in as many years. Read more »

Park And Ride Tax

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is calling for Auckland Transport to ring fence all money raised by the proposed new parking fees for ‘Park and Ride’ and ensure that it is used to lower public transport fares. Read more »

Argosy profit drops after returning to tax paying position

Article – BusinessDesk

May 28 (BusinessDesk) – Argosy Property reported a 25 percent drop in annual profit, while its rental income rose, as the listed property investor returned to a tax paying position for the first time in four years and paid more interest. Read more »

Saudi ‘Compensation’ Not in Full And Final Settlement

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is has uncovered that despite building a $7.5 million Agri-hub and paying $4 million to the Al Khalaf Group, no settlement agreement or liability waiver was secured in relation to the apparent claim the Government is using to justify … Read more »

Not a Sod Turned, But Jokers Come up Trumps

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Not a Sod Turned, But Jokers Come up Trumps on Convention Centre Deal SkyCity has played a winning hand against Auckland ratepayers and taxpayers with its deal over the international convention centre, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader Tracey … Read more »

PPP for Holiday Highway will double cost to taxpayer

Press Release – Green Party

The use of private sector finance to build the Phoi-Warkworth motorway will make an already uneconomic project more expensive, the Green Party said today. The National Government today announced it was putting the financing and construction of the Phoi-Warkworth … Read more »

Taxpayers Short-Changed by Skycity Deal

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is outraged over the latest details of the SkyCity convention centre released today, specifically that the number of delegates the centre will be able to hold has been reduced for a second time. Taxpayers Union Executive … Read more »

Revised NZICC design gets green light

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government and SkyCity have agreed a revised preliminary design for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). Read more »

10-Year Passports Welcome But Cost Still Above Average

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is delighted with today’s announcement from Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne, that New Zealand passports will have a ten-year validity from the end of the year. Read more »

‘Quick flick’ tax will hit Auckland more

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

The Governments new bright line test to tax any capital gain realised from residential property sold within two years of purchase (excluding peoples main home) will make a greater difference in Auckland where speculation is more pronounced latest … Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Urge Car Owners to Avoid ACC Over-Payment

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is urging car owners to be careful renewing motor vehicle licences before lower ACC levy rates come into effect on 1 July and is encouraging the public not to follow the New Zealand Transport Agencys default option of 12-month … Read more »

Border clearance levy welcomed

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association are welcoming a border clearance levy, signalled in the Budget 2015 announcement by the Government. From the start of next year, passengers coming in and out of New Zealand will pay around … Read more »

Why are we paying climate polluters $31m to pollute?

Press Release – Green Party

Why are we paying climate polluters $31m to pollute? Figures in Nationals 2015 Budget revealing that nearly $31 million is being spent on increasing greenhouse emissions show just how much the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is unfair to New … Read more »

Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil TWYFORD Housing Spokesperson 23 May 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong Bill Englishs admission he doesnt know whether Nationals new speculator tax will have any effect shows last weekends announcement by the … Read more »

Another new tax, another broken promise

Press Release – 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, Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said Read more »

Airport Sector Opposes International Border Tax

Press Release – NZ Airports

The Governments announcement to impose a tax on all departing and arriving international travellers is a border tax masquerading as a bio-security and customs levy. Read more »

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