New Zealand Ranked 10th for Elderly Well-Being

New Zealand has ranked among the best countries in the world for people over the age of 65, especially in regards to healthcare and economic capability. Earlier this week the independent think-tank Help Age International released the results of new research measuring the “well-being of older people” in different countries across the world, ranking New […]
 

Tax Could Help Environment

Climate change is having a significant impact on New Zealand, and, so far, not enough economic and tax measures are being taken to reverse these effects. On September 30th the Green Party issued a new statement showing that climate change was a significant factor in the drought which hit New Zealand in 2013, and suggesting […]
 

National Critisizes KiwiBuild Plan

The National Party is claiming that the Labour Party’s plan for new housing will produce less results than actions already taken by National. Over the weekend the National Party issued a new statement asserting that the Labour Party has backed down on its previous promises to boost the number of new houses being built in […]
 

Labour Details Affordable Housing Plan

The Labour Party intends to offer affordable homes to New Zealanders for NZD 577 per week. In the run up to the national election the Labour party has put forward its proposed policy for affordable housing in the country, claiming that their plan would leave a couple buying their first home approximately NZD 200 better […]
 

Labour Details Affordable Housing Plan

The Labour Party intends to offer affordable homes to New Zealanders for NZD 577 per week. In the run up to the national election the Labour party has put forward its proposed policy for affordable housing in the country, claiming that their plan would leave a couple buying their first home approximately NZD 200 better […]
 

Questions Raised About Green’s Tax Hike

An independent review has cast some doubt over the tax changes proposed by the Green Party. The projections completed by the Green party regarding its proposed changes to personal income taxes may have been overly optimistic, and may not raise the revenues expected by the party, according to information in a new report completed by […]
 

Labour Proposes Water Tax

The Labour Party is looking to use targeted taxes to encourage farmers to make better use of waterways for irrigation. Earlier this week the spokesperson for water of the Labour Party Meka Whaitiri announced a proposed initiative aimed at cleaning the nation’s waterways, lakes and rivers by charging a tax on the use of water […]
 

Calls Raised For KiwiSaver Tax Change

New Zealanders could retire with as much as NZD 100 000 more in their pocket, if newly suggested tax changes are made. On June 30th the Taxpayers’ Union, the Financial Services Council, Age Concern and Consumer New Zealand launched a collaborative campaign calling on the government to reduce the tax burdens paid by New Zealanders […]
 

NZ First Proposes Tax Breaks

Targeted tax measures could help exporters in New Zealand. On July 21st the New Zealand First party issued a transcript of a speech delivered by Winston Peters, listing several of the party’s policies in regards to supporting the national export industry, suggesting that new tax measures could be to boost the sector. According to Winston […]
 

Fuel Efficient Cars Cause Tax Hike

Fuel efficient cars are one of the reasons behind the government’s recent hike to petrol taxes. In a statement made on June 30th the Prime Minister John Key indicated that improvements in the fuel efficiency of cars has led to the government raising the taxes applicable to the sale of petrol in New Zealand. According […]