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Press Release – Hays

It seems Kiwis are more willing to bet on themselves than our Australian neighbours, with a new survey by recruiting experts Hays showing that 68 per cent of New Zealanders would take a base salary cut for the opportunity to potentially earn more through … Read more »

Will MPs Put Taxpayers’ Money Where Their Mouth is?

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling the bluff of MPs and has written to each one asking whether they will be accepting the backdated pay increases announced yesterday. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

NZ CEOs confidence dips 16% about global economy for 2015

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Findings from PwCs New Zealand insights publication, released today, which follows the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, show New Zealand CEOs are less positive about the outlook for the global economy than they were last year with 47 per cent believing … Read more »

Message of Nationwide Day of Action :‘TPPA? No Deal!’

Press Release – It’s Our Future

An amazing 22 towns and cities across New Zealand have rallied to the call for a nationwide day of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on 7 March, according to Chantelle Campbell who is coordinating the national events … Read more »

Media Imagination: Asking the Right Questions : Keith Rankin

Column – Keith Rankin

There are many concerns about the state of the ‘free’ (as in ‘free speech’ not ‘free lunch’) media today, and many of them relate to the conflicting pressures to inform, to make the powerful accountable, and to make a profit. Clearly the latter two pressures … Read more »

Government GST U-Turn

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming Revenue Minister Todd McClays announcement of a Government U-turn in relation to requiring bodies corporate to register for GST. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

MPs’ pay rises should be indexed to median income

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling for cross-party support to agree on a system of indexing MPs salary movements to median income, following the announcement of a significant pay rise for MPs, the Green Party said today. Read more »

MP Pay Rise Unjustified

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is sickened with the confirmation that the Remuneration Authority has approved a 5.4 percent annual pay rise for backbench MPs, backdated to July last year, and is calling for changes to the Remuneration Authority. Taxpayers Union … Read more »

More Wellington City Council Dummies?

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the announcement that Wellington City Council is now a UNICEF Child Friendly City , Taxpayers Union Spokesman, Ben Craven, says: Its bad enough that we have a ratepayer funded ‘youth council’ which is more about photo … Read more »

Disruption To Bus Services

Press Release – NZ Bus

On Friday 27 February 2015 GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services will be disrupted due to a scheduled Annual General Meeting of the Tramways Union. Read more »

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