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Boat repair loan is just gambling with taxpayer money

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Hon Shane Jones decision to loan $4.8 million to a Whangarei boat repair company is simply gambling with taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, Oceania Marine is a private … Read more »

New report on why sugar taxes don’t work to curb obesity

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayer Union examines why the taxing of sugar-sweetened beverages around the world has failed to curb obesity Read more »

Immigration contact centre: ‘I’m sorry, I can’t hear you’

Article – RNZ

People trying to contact Immigration New Zealand are waiting on average 44 minutes for their calls to be answered, as the department tries to cope with “unprecedented” demand for its services. Read more »

Manawatu-Whanganui PGF spending is just picking winners

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Government should be delivering tax cuts to all businesses, not spending $48 million picking winners says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union, responding to the Government’s announcement of Provincial Growth Fund spending in the region. The Union’s … Read more »

Canterbury Trotting Club fined $10,000 for underpaying staff

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (the Trotting Club) has been ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failure to pay more than 50 employees their correct holiday pay. Read more »

PGF investment in Advanced Aviation Hub in Whanganui

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A $400,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will be used to fund the first stage of an Advanced Aviation Hub at Whanganui Airport, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Read more »

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Article – Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated … Read more »

Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

Article – RNZ

It’s the natural order any Kiwi has grown up with, served by community groups looking to raise money outside the local store. Read more »

Come clean about Victoria University’s future, VC told

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

The Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford has been told by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to come clean about his plans for the future of the university after all staff were sent an email yesterday inviting … Read more »

Lightning strikes add to business uncertainty

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

New Zealand businesses deeply unsettled by labour law reform now have another concern, with lightning strikes deemed an appropriate negotiating tactic, Nationals Workplace Relations and Safety spokesman Scott Simpson says. Business was ignored in the … Read more »

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