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Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency on alcohol tax

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch warns a business as usual approach to alcohol harm in our country represents a lost opportunity to significantly improve the mental health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. Read more »

Meet the DOC Whanau at Te Matatini

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Rangers and staff from the Department of Conservation will be part of Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019 celebrations at Westpac Stadium in Wellington this weekend. Read more »

Government response to Tax Working Group report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government will take a measured response to the final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG), Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash said today Read more »

Bankruptcy numbers at lowest level since 2000

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Latest Insolvency and Trustee Services (ITS) statistics show that bankruptcy numbers hit an 18 year low in 2018, due to the introduction of alternate insolvency options. The No Asset Procedure and Summary Instalment Orders were introduced into the New … Read more »

CTV quake families angry over prosecution rule change

Article – RNZ

The CTV families are angry that a bill before parliament only goes part of the way towards stopping negligent engineers from escaping prosecution. Read more »

Life should mean life

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Victims are being ignored and not heard, this case is not a one off, and the government need to realise that softer sentencing and releasing people like this will have a horrific result.” New Zealanders are horrified as the identity of … Read more »

Tasman fire: Last remaining fire evacuees on the way home

Article – RNZ

The remaining 250 people who were evacuated because of the Tasman wildfires have been told they can return home today. Read more »

REINZ warns CGT could significantly impact rental market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

REINZ warns CGT changes could significantly impact rental property market Read more »

Key changes urged to Equal Pay Amendment bill

Press Release – E tu Union

E t says without key changes to the Equal Pay Amendment bill, few women will be able to successfully pursue an equal pay claim. Read more »

NZ Parole Board statement

Press Release – New Zealand Parole Board

Todays events at the High Court in Christchurch provide the first opportunity for me to publicly express my profound sympathy to the family and friends of Nicole Tuxford. Read more »

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