David Hay refuses to sign “Ratepayer Protection Pledge”

Press Release – David Hay

Mayoral Candidate David Hay has declined to sign a pledge to keep rates rises in Auckland at or below 2% per annum, which is being promoted by the “Auckland Ratepayers Alliance” Read more »

Government’s Tax Law undermines common law principles

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A tax amendment being snuck in under the radar allows changes to tax issues to be driven through by the Government without Parliamentary scrutiny, says Labours Revenue spokesman Stuart Nash. Read more »

Museums Fear Unaffordable Fire Levy

Press Release – Museums Aotearoa

Museums Aotearoa says that the new Fire Service Levy set to come into force from July 2017 could place an unequitable burden on arts, culture and heritage institutions and places them and our national collections at risk. Submissions are due today on … Read more »

Michael Hill forks out $30.3 million to end NZ tax battle

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Listed jewellery retailer Michael Hill International is paying out $30.3 million to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department to settle a long-running tax battle over the transfer of the groups intellectual property … Read more »

The Truth About Section 70

Press Release – NZ Seniors Party

Since announcing the formation of the New Zealand Seniors Party, the whiners and knockers have definitely come out of the woodwork attacking the Party as ‘Double Dipping, greedy old people and winging Poms’. It has to be said there are over 85,000 … Read more »

Big Profit Movies Should Repay NZ Taxpayer Hand-Outs

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Disney should repay the $20 million subsidy it is expected to receive from New Zealand taxpayers for making Petes Dragon here, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

LVR start date deferred until 1 October 2016

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is deferring the start of the proposed changes to investor loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) nationwide from 1 September to 1 October 2016, based on feedback from the banking industry from its recent consultation on the proposals. Read more »

EDS supports Green Party’s Taonga Levy

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

At the EDS Conference Wild Places yesterday, the Green Party leader James Shaw announced a proposed Taonga Levy, which would be applied to international visitors at the border. Read more »

Kaipara District Council have a Duty of Care

Press Release – Adrian Bonner

Kaipara District Council have a Duty of Care toward the people of Kaipara, says candidate Adrian Bonner. Adrian is standing as a councillor in the Otamatea Ward in the forthcoming local body elections. Adrian believes that council, through its agent, the Audit … Read more »

Outdoors Party Tourist Policy Lifted by The Greens

Press Release – Outdoors Party

“The New Zealand Outdoors Party are flattered that the Greens have seen fit to adopt the Outdoors Party policy of a tourist tax” says Alan Simmons, co leader. “Our policy which we have been pushing for sometime now has largely been ignored … Read more »

The Taonga Levy – over to you, Prime Minister

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the National Government to support its levy on international visitors, to help fund conservation and local tourism infrastructure. Read more »

Inland Revenue launches Changing For You campaign

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has launched an advertising campaign aimed at helping small businesses understand how possible changes to the tax system may affect them, and giving them the opportunity to have their say. Read more »

Taonga Levy a good step towards protecting wildlife

Press Release – Forest And Bird

A Taonga Levy for international visitors would be an excellent step towards making New Zealand predator free, according to Forest & Bird, New Zealands largest conservation organisation. Read more »

Greens launch plan to protect & preserve our taonga

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party announced today it will introduce a new Taonga Levy , to be paid by all international visitors coming to New Zealand, with the proceeds going towards protecting our environment for generations to come. Read more »

Myth busting Wellington City Council Rates

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council research into rating policies in New Zealands main cities paints a bleak picture for Wellington commercial property owners. Read more »

Judgment: Skinner and Rowley v R

Press Release – NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

Removal of Taniwha Tax Welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Removal of Taniwha Tax Welcomed 10 AUGUST 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers Union has welcomed Auckland Councils acceptance of the Independent Hearings Panel recommendations to abolish the Mana Whenua provisions from Aucklands Unitary Plan … Read more »

Public Money Helping Skycity Achieve Huge Profit

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

SkyCity is rolling in the money as their just announced $145.7 million net full-year profit shows, so why has the government been propping up this publicly listed casino company? says New Zealand First. Read more »

Ritchie Runway Referendum

Press Release – Helene Ritchie

Wellington Mayoral candidate and Former Chair of the Airport Authority (for 8 years) Helene Ritchie is calling for a runway referendum on the proposed rates funded $350 million (probably likely $500million) Airport Extension if the Environment Court … Read more »

Ratepayer Protection Pledge Proving Popular

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is welcoming the indication from the first round of candidates that will be singing its Ratepayer Protection Pledge guaranteeing that they will not vote for any rate or levy hikes exceeding 2% per year in the next … Read more »

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