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Climate change, ETS policy now farmers’ No 1 concern

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Climate change policy and the ETS has topped the list of farmers biggest concerns for the first time since 2010, according to Federated Farmers latest Farm Confidence Survey. Read more »

Tax programme to consider seismic strengthening inducements

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Inland Revenue’s latest tax policy programme will consider ways to encourage seismic strengthening for both commercial and residential property in the short-term. Read more »

Gov will review last taxpayer supports for fossil fuels

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is glad special treatment for oil and gas industries has been winding down since this Government was elected and the last remaining taxpayer funded support measures for fossil fuel industries in New Zealand will be reviewed. In the work … Read more »

Swiss tax agreement tightens net

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Opportunities to dodge tax are shrinking with the completion of a new tax agreement with Switzerland, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash announced today. Read more »

Porirua City Council statement on logo and branding

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Our logo is not the smiley face avatars that we have used since 2017 on social media to make ourselves easily identified on Facebook and Twitter. Our avatars did not cost $98,000. The cost of these was $875. Read more »

The face that haunts Porirua ratepayers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is questioning the value of a $98,876 brand makeover at Porirua City Council. Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, The official new avatar for the Council, which you would expect to be emblemic of the … Read more »

Ratepayer Mystery: Invercargill City Council’s missing Yuan

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is calling on the CEO of Invercargill City Council to take responsibility for untraceable cash spending that occurred on a trip to China. Taxpayers Union researcher Luke Redward says, In late 2017, four Invercargill … Read more »

Petition launched to stop Labour’s car tax

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Petition launched to stop Labours car tax The National Party is today launching a petition to stop the Governments car tax, which will penalise many hard-working Kiwis for buying the vehicles they want to drive, National Party Leader Simon Bridges … Read more »

Falling consumer confidence shows need for tax cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the latest ANZ consumer confidence survey, New Zealand Taxpayers Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says: Its telling that Wellington is a lonely bright spot for consumer confidence. The only ones doing well appear to be … Read more »

Virtual supermarket shows how food taxes could work

Press Release – University of Auckland

Health researchers have provided further evidence that food taxes and subsidies can improve peoples diets. Read more »

Tax refund season ends near $600 million

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Almost $600 million has been paid into taxpayers bank accounts in the past two months, after the first season of automatic tax assessments. Read more »

Flatlining healthcare productivity on track to impoverish NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

With health spending as a percentage of the economy expected to increase more than 50 percent between now and 2060, the Government needs to put greater focus on efficiency, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

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