Aggressive phone scam targets Inland Revenue customers

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is warning its customers to beware of aggressive telephone scammers who are targeting people for money and threatening actions such as deportation and prison if not paid. Read more »

Focus on lifting governance and financial performance

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Without good governance no organisation can hope to succeed. At the annual Local Government New Zealand conference, the delegates discussed ways to improve the governance and financial performance within their organisations. Read more »

GST-Free Rates Will Bring Relief to Household Budget

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rates are a large and often dreaded bill for many home owners, especially those on fixed incomes, says New Zealand First Spokesperson on Local Government Andrew Williams. Read more »

Online government services proving very popular

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Digital Government services are continuing to be a hit with New Zealand families, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today. Read more »

NZ First Tax Policy Breaches the China FTA Peters Signed

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters policy announcement to introduce a capital gains tax on foreign owned homes and assets, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

NZ First GST Policy Not Thought Through

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters policy announcement to remove GST on food, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Customs audits recover $38 million

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says $38 million in additional revenue has been collected by Customs in the past financial year following risk-based audits of import and excise entries. Read more »

Tax officials to work with bloodstock breeding industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Nathan Guy and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have confirmed that Inland Revenue officials will work with the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Association on a number of tax issues raised by the industry. Read more »

Taxpayer cash to plug Chorus copper hole

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Chief Executive and Board of Chorus must be held accountable for striking a deal that uses taxpayer money intended to build a new fibre network to instead plug the companys revenue gaps, says Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran. Read more »

Being just a number is good for business

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Measures that reduce complexity in dealing with government agencies are welcomed by business, including the proposal to make available the New Zealand Business Number to all firms, not just to registered companies as now, says the Employers and Manufacturers … Read more »

Australia Gets Another Competitive Advantage

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the news that the Australian Senate has voted to abolish Australias carbon tax, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Australia Gets Another Competitive Advantage

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the news that the Australian Senate has voted to abolish Australias carbon tax, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Greens Promote Crony Capitalism

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Greens plan to give $1 billion to companies if they for it research and development (R&D). Read more »

In Auckland Council Even Secretaries Have Secretaries

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union has learned that the Auckland Council is currently advertising the role of personal assistant to serve the Executive Assistant of the Chief Executive. The role is currently being advertised at Seek.co.nz. Read more »

Business supportive of innovation, sustainability

Press Release – Business New Zealand

Business supports enhanced innovation and a focus on sustainability, says BusinessNZ. Commenting on Green Party policy released today, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil OReilly said innovation and sustainability were needed in every sector of the … Read more »

Greens need to learn what’s already happening in innovation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Green Party needs to learn what’s already happening with innovation in New Zealand before bursting out with old 2008 style rhetoric about the need for a more innovative economy, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Norman: A smarter greener economy through innovation

Speech – Green Party

Thank you very much Dr Dickinson, who Twitter followers might know as Nanogirl. You innovate, you teach science, you run a commercial laboratory, you promote science in an imaginative and cool way. And you are here. What more could we ask? Read more »

Greens’ Policy Lesser of Two Evils

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is cautiously optimistic about the Greens innovation policy released today. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Although the Greens policy still leaves room for picking winners, on balance it is better … Read more »

Greens announce $1 billion additional investment in R&D

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has announced today that its economic priority for the election is building a smarter greener economy that benefits every New Zealander. Read more »

Northland Medium Scale Adverse Event declared

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With Northlands storm now a Medium Scale Adverse Event , Federated Farmers is hoping Government will also support councils in the repair of local roads. Read more »

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