MP Perk Transparency Needed

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is slamming the increase in taxpayer-funded entitlements for MPs and their families published on the legislation website this afternoon . Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Labour’s focus on inequality, kids and better job prospects

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

22 August 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Labours focus on inequality, kids and better job prospects Read more »

Port of Tauranga Underlying Profit Up After Watershed Year

Press Release – Port of Tauranga Limited

Underlying Group Net Profit After Tax reaches new record, rising 1.3% to $78.3 million Read more »

Fair Tax for Savers Campaign

Press Release – Financial Services Council

Michael Littlewood has suggested that the Fair Tax for Savers Campaign proposals are unfair for everyone except the savings industry ( Click here to view – Michael Littlewood: Fair tax for savers? Unfair for everyone else ). This is based on several … Read more »

Take a picture, save money on tax

Press Release – Tax Management New Zealand

Taxpayers will be able to find out whether tax pooling can save them money simply by taking a photo of their tax statement on their smartphone. Read more »

Social networks key to improving health in NZ

Press Release – Massey University

Turning conventional thinking about health and healthcare on its head by championing social networks is vital if New Zealanders want to improve their health outcomes, and ultimately save the nation money, says a leading public health expert. Read more »

Ron Mark Sets the Example

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming the pledge by Mayor of Carterton and NZ First candidate Ron Mark who has announced he would relinquish his roles as Mayor and member of two District Health Boards if successfully elected to Parliament. Taxpayers … Read more »

National Chooses to Campaign on High Tax, High Spend Policy

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is slamming Bill Englishs indication that the National Party will not offer voters any indication of tax cuts before next month’s general election. Speaking to journalists and analysts in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal … Read more »

Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Full PREFU: prefu14whole.pdf Full Executive Summary with charts: prefu14pt2of11.pdf Online: Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 2014 The Treasury – New Zealand Read more »

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the Governments economic programme, according to Treasurys Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update issued today. Read more »

Falling commodity prices take heat out of NZ economy: Prefu

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) – This year’s drop in global dairy and log prices has slowed the pace of the New Zealand economy earlier than expected, while lower than anticipated GST receipts are likely to trim the projected government surplus, according to the … Read more »

Prefu shows National’s economic credentials intact

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) – The National government heads into the election with its Budget surplus target broadly intact, delivering a set of economic and fiscal forecasts marginally revised from May to reflect weaker commodity prices and a lower tax take. Read more »

The Greens have become full socialists

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Greens Party launch sounded like the launch of a socialist party. The environment is now very much a second thought” said Dr Jamie Whyte. Read more »

NZEI welcomes Green Party’s tax policy

Press Release – NZEI

The Green Partys plans to invest in children and reduce the harm done by child poverty will have a big impact on educational success, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski. Read more »

More taxes equals a slower economy & fewer jobs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Greens/Labour recipe of more and higher taxes would stall New Zealand’s economic recovery just when we are getting back on our feet after the Global Financial Crisis, Nationals Associate Finance spokesman Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Green Party to Choke the Golden Goose

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to the Green Party s policy announcement to raise the top personal income tax rate to 40% for earnings over $140,000, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Clamp down on offshore betting welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Racing Board

The New Zealand Racing Board welcomes the commitment of both the Government and Labour party to tackle the issue of offshore betting. Racing Minister Nathan Guy says its now a priority, and his team intend to work closely with the racing industry to look … Read more »

Hager investigation has revealed Ports of Auckland agenda

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the Ports of Auckland must come clean after revelations in Nicky Hagers new book Dirty Politics. Read more »

Same problems, same failed solutions

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

At this election National is promising more of the same. The other parties are suggesting even more of the same. What we need is far less of the same said Dr Jamie Whyte this morning. Read more »

More Inland Revenue scams revealed

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Recently, Inland Revenue has received at least 18 reports of scammers telephoning customers claiming they owe money. Read more »

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