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Grey Power welcomes support for an Aged Care Commissioner

23 min 21 sec ago

Grey Power has welcomed the support of media commentator Mark Sainsbury for Grey Power’s long running campaign to have an Aged Care Commissioner appointed.

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Tax discount says Maori can't achieve - Brash

54 min 54 sec ago

A race-based discount for iwi businesses built into the proposed capital gains tax released yesterday shows that the Tax Working Group believes that Maori can’t achieve without a tax break, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today.

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Thanks, Winston - ACT

21 February 2019 - 6:24pm

If and when a capital gains tax is dumped on New Zealanders, one man will be to blame: Winston Peters.

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Capital Gains Tax 'won't help the provinces'

21 February 2019 - 5:20pm

This Government seems hell bent on slowing the 56,000 businesses ($21 billion economy) in the Waikato through the introduction of a Capital Gains Tax, said Waikato Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Simpson.

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Legislation passes to make registration mandatory for social workers

21 February 2019 - 4:49pm

The Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill was passed in Parliament today giving greater protection for some of our most vulnerable people and increasing standards in the social work sector, says Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.

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Lifestyle block owners will be significantly impacted by CGT - REINZ

21 February 2019 - 4:34pm

If the proposals announced by the Tax Working Group proceed a significant number of lifestyle block owners in New Zealand may have to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on their family home after 1 April 2021 warns the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).

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Feedback sought on fees for HDC Crematorium and Cemeteries

21 February 2019 - 4:24pm

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst has asked for more of the region’s feedback on proposed new fees and charges for the Hastings District Council (HDC) Crematorium and Cemeteries.

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Oxfam welcomes Tax Working Group's efforts

21 February 2019 - 4:14pm

Responding to the release of the Tax Working Group’s final report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said:

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'Boots on the ground' drives Eastern Bay regional development

21 February 2019 - 4:14pm

The Eastern Bay of Plenty is looking to make the most of the Provincial Growth Fund and new economic opportunities with the appointment of two well-known locals to a new position to drive regional development.

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Concerns about Capital Gains Tax recommendations - Financial Advice NZ

21 February 2019 - 4:09pm

Any changes to the tax system should have equity and fairness and achieve a balance between the desired level of compliance and cost of enforcements, said Financial Advice New Zealand in response to the Tax Working Group recommendations, released today.

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Capital gains tax plan not geared for capital losses

21 February 2019 - 3:40pm

The fact that the Tax Working Group wants to ring-fence capital losses shows that they haven’t come to grips with how a proposed capital gains tax would work when assets are losing value, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today.

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Maori language: A new course

21 February 2019 - 3:06pm

The Māori Language Commission says the Crown Māori Language Strategy issued today by Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta sets out a completely new course for te reo Māori and the Commission.

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Opportunities Party respond to Tax Working Group's recommendations

21 February 2019 - 2:36pm

The Tax Working Group Report: The Good, The Bad and the Predictable

The Good

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Greenpeace supports environmental taxation recommended by Tax Working Group

21 February 2019 - 2:22pm

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to accept recommendations made by the Tax Working Group about environmental taxation and the capital gains tax.

But the environmental organisation flags gaps in the report that need to be addressed.

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It's not about driver shortage, it's about the way bus drivers are treated - FIRST Union

21 February 2019 - 2:12pm

"The government already knows the solution to the problem, they talked about it in opposition, it’s simple: scrap the PTOM tendering model that got us in this mess and implement Fair Pay Agreements to lift the standards back to where they should be and to incentivise workers back into what used

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TWG recommendations start of long process - CA ANZ

21 February 2019 - 1:56pm

The Tax Working Group today gave the Government a clear indication that a lot more work needs to be done in designing and implementing a Capital Gains Tax, said Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Tax Leader John Cuthbertson.

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Tax Working Group delivers effective ways to neutrally broaden tax base - PSA

21 February 2019 - 1:51pm

The final report of the Tax Working Group finally puts together a long overdue set of choices and options for the Government to act on to achieve a tax system that is fairer for all New Zealanders says the Public Services Association (PSA).

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Fish and Game welcomes environment and water pollution tax proposals

21 February 2019 - 1:49pm

Fish and Game is welcoming recommendations for environment, pollution and water extraction taxes, saying New Zealanders want change now.

The recommendations are contained in the Tax Working Group’s final report, released today. (eds: 21 February)

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Crown launches commitment to te reo Maori - Mahuta

21 February 2019 - 1:45pm

Māori Development Minister, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, says the Crown’s commitment to ensure basic te reo is spoken by a million people in 2040 took a major step forward today.

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Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency on alcohol tax - Alcohol Heathwatch

21 February 2019 - 1:24pm

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.

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