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Does Tracey Martin not know that deaf people can read?

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is slamming Tracey Martin for wasting money on a meaningless translation of a written press statement into a sign language video, when the vast majority of any deaf or hard-of-hearing persons are perfectly capable of reading … Read more »

Warning about a new convincing e-mail scam

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is warning customers to be on guard against a new and convincing e-mail scam that surfaced over the weekend. Read more »

Vape liquid rules will help politicians’ pockets

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is joining opposition to possible regulations on the strength of nicotine vaping liquid. Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, The Government would certainly benefit from regulations on the strength … Read more »

False tax refund claims send man to prison

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A former commercial diver has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after falsely claiming more than a million dollars in GST refunds. Read more »

Simon Bridges apologises to Julie Anne Genter

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today apologised to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter for releasing false information about the Governments car tax. Read more »

Vast City Vision Rates Increase Proposed

Press Release – Mark Thomas

Albert-Eden-Puketpapa council candidate Mark Thomas is calling on City Visions political leader Councillor Cathy Casey to clarify whether she backs the bold rates increase, and vast and unusual spending programme outlined by her running mate Mark … Read more »

What’s driving this Government’s tax policy?

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

After saying she wouldnt give tax cuts to people who didnt need them, Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns Government has done a 180-degree turn on her pledge with its latest tax on cars, Nationals Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Council’s $20,000 bike light investigation is absurd

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union has identified an absurd case of mission creep at Wellington City Council: the decision to spend $21,750 on two Consumer NZ investigations into different brands of bike lights. Read more »

Committee calls for accelerated electrification

Press Release – Interim Climate Change Committee

The independent Interim Climate Change Committees report on Accelerated Electrification was released today by the Minister for Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods. Read more »

Time for action on reducing agricultural emissions

Press Release – Interim Climate Change Committee

The independent Interim Climate Change Committees report Action on agricultural emissions was released today by the Minister for Climate Change, Hon James Shaw and the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Damien OConnor. Read more »

Government making dangerous cars easier to buy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments car tax will hike the price of some of New Zealands safest vehicles, while making some with the poorest safety ratings considerably cheaper, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Sneaky half-billion tax grab hidden in clean car plan

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Sneaky half-billion tax grab hidden in clean car plan The Government will pocket almost half a billion dollars in new taxes even if its plan to hike the price of higher-emissions vehicles doubles the amount of cleaner cars on our roads, Leader … Read more »

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