Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Turning tourists away because of Aucklands accommodation targeted rate wont help the city. Read more »

$81K Washington Wing-Ding a Disgrace

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

In reaction to the $81,000 Trump party thrown by MFAT , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Aucklanders urged to have their say on budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the citys 2017/2018 budget. The four-week Annual Budget consultation focuses on issues around rates, growth and local priorities as part of the third year of the Long-term Plan. Read more »

Marlborough welcomes Government tourism support

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed todays announcement by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of Tourism, of financial assistance for Marlboroughs tourism sector. Read more »

New CPAG Report: Children and the Living Wage

Press Release – CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that care must be taken not to undermine the needs of families by promoting a Living Wage (LW) as a one-size-fits-all solution. Read more »

Least cost approach to road maintenance best for NZ Inc.

Press Release – Raupehu District Council

Whole of life – least cost approach to road maintenance best for NZ Inc. Ruapehu Land Transport Manager Warren Furner said that he wasnt surprised with national media taking an interest in increasing truck volumes putting pressure on the Districts … Read more »

Joyce’s Commitment to Mum And Dad Taxpayers Welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Steven Joyces commitment to Mum and Dad taxpayers and more efficient public services in his speech yesterday to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand is being welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

A tax refund could put extra cash in your pocket

Press Release – Canstar

Auckland, 22 February 2017. As Benjamin Franklin said There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes. Although he was right, what he didnt say is that on the bright side, you can often get a refund on your taxes! Read more »

Minimal change proposed for Taranaki regional rate

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council today adopted a Draft Annual Plan that foreshadows a 1% rise in general rates for the 2017-2018 financial year. Read more »

Turei now having it both ways

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

A sugar tax would make a very little difference according to Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei who spoke to NBR Radio today. She rebuted the Taxpayers Union pointing out her double standard in complaining about the closure of Dunedins … Read more »

The Greens Must Be Kidding!

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Coffee was spat out this afternoon at the Taxpayers Union when Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei released a media statement labelling the closure of the Cadbury chocolate factory a tragedy for Dunedin and local manufacturing. The comments by Ms Turei … Read more »

Little Version of ‘Think Big’ for Gisborne

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is slamming Labour Leader Andrew Littles pledge today to spend $20 million of taxpayers money to enable the construction of a timber prefabrication plant and associated infrastructure in Gisborne , announced … Read more »

Joyce Talks the Talk, Now Walk the Walk

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is very encouraged by Minister of Finance Steven Joyces speech to Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce earlier today in relation to his role as Minister of Finance and the Governments commitment … Read more »

Govt refusal to allow regional petrol tax slammed

Press Release – Generation Zero

Generation Zero is disappointed that the Government refuses to allow Auckland to address its transport funding deficit. Read more »

Decision to rule out regional fuel tax welcomed

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

S teven Joyce and Simon Bridges’ public statement ruling out a regional fuel tax for Auckland is being welcomed by the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Spokesperson Jo Holmes says: Aucklanders already pay more than enough to Auckland Council. … Read more »

National makes promises, ACT will make them happen

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT will push the Government hard to follow through on tax cuts and road pricing, says party leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tax cuts still in the mix for Joyce’s first budget

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Tax cuts for lower and middle-income earners are one of four key areas Finance Minister Steven Joyce is looking at for his first Budget in May. Read more »

Australian Government Leads the Way on GST

Press Release – Retail NZ

The Australian Government has today introduced legislation to the House of Representatives that will require foreign retailers and online marketplaces to register for Australian GST, and Retail NZ says its time NZs National-led Government followed suit. Read more »

Mayor Goff disappointed at Government’s fuel tax decision

Press Release – Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today expressed his disappointment at the Governments decision to rule out a regional fuel tax despite Aucklands worsening traffic congestion. While the Government has the power to rule out a fuel tax, it has a duty to the … Read more »

Government Financial Statements, 6 Months to 31/12/16

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand For the Six Months Ended 31 December 2016 Read more »

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