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LGNZ corrects position on waste levy

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Local Government New Zealand have visited the offices of the Taxpayers Union and advised that, while they support raising the waste levy, they dont have a specific target in mind. This corrects a report from Radio New Zealand ( cited by …

20 JULY 2018
Local Government New Zealand have visited the offices of the Taxpayers’ Union and advised that, while they support raising the waste levy, they don’t have a specific target in mind.

This corrects a report from Radio New Zealand (cited by the Taxpayers’ Union), which stated that LGNZ are lobbying for a $140-per-tonne waste levy. The original version of the RNZ report is no longer online.

In reality, LGNZ have no maximum figure in mind as they campaign to increase the levy – so it could be even higher than $140.

The $140 figure came from the WasteMINZ manifesto, mentioned as an example of a potential levy rate.

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