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Residential Rates Deferral Scheme For Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is helping residents facing financial hardship by giving up to six months more for them to pay their rates in a rates deferral scheme “We know that many people are struggling financially because of the Covid-19 pandemic,” … Read more »

National Party All Talk, No Action On Rates Relief

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Despite calls from the National Party leader for Councils not to increase the rates burden, the National Party voted with the Government tonight not to support an SOP proposed by Jami-Lee Ross to enforce rates freezes on local government. Slamming … Read more »

Police Spend Three-quarters Of A Million On Secret Facial-recognition Trial

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

After a six-month wait and intervention by the Ombudsman, the New Zealand Taxpayers Union can reveal the cost of a Police trial that scraped New Zealanders’ details from social media. The since-abandoned and until yesterday, secret facial … Read more »

With Light Rail On Hold, Fuel Tax Hike Should Be Shelved

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Transport Minister to shelve July’s scheduled fuel tax hike, considering the light rail it was meant to fund has now been put “on hold” Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Auckland … Read more »

Shout Out To Our Non-resident Ratepayers

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

While we’ve been staying home and saving lives, this has given our district’s wide-open spaces and untouched nature a breather, and we cant wait for everyone to re-join our Coromandel bubble when it is safe to do so. I would like to say a big thank … Read more »

Top 10 Market Trends Driving Investors’ Interest

Press Release – Kalkine

Setting a global example in the fight against Covid-19, New Zealand has advanced towards eased lockdown restrictions with business activities rapidly gaining momentum across the country. Construction workers are back to work, and deliveries of the … Read more »

Top Government Rich Lister Agrees To Stand With Taxpayers; Takes 20% Pay Cut

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union can reveal Guardians of NZ Super CEO Matt Whineray the highest-paid public-sector CEO has agreed to take a 20% pay cut, despite not being covered by the Prime Ministers announcement of the same for the core … Read more »

Government Must Set Out Practicalities Of Budget Day

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

With Budget 2020 just ten days away, lock-up details are still a shambles, making it impossible to plan the practicalities of having analysts attend, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Some weeks ago the Government was approached about … Read more »

Taxpayer Funded Interest Free Loans – What Is The Cost?

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on the Government to release the Treasury and Inland Revenue advice and costing documents related to the business interest-free loan scheme announced yesterday. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, … Read more »

Fish & Game Review Overdue

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming the Governments review of Fish & Game after years of concern at the Councils use of taxpayer money for political activity. The Unions Executive Director Jordan Williams says, In many ways … Read more »

Tax Bill Error Raises Questions About Government’s Competence

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Although the additional small business support measures passed by Parliament yesterday are positive, an error in the legislative process raises questions about the Governments competence, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Small and medium enterprises require … Read more »

A Warmer Winter For 1 Million New Zealanders

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Over 1 million New Zealanders have more to spend on warmer homes today as the Governments doubling of the Winter Energy Payment kicks in to keep people well and stimulate … Read more »

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