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Social Workers recognise World Social Justice Day 2019-02-20 19:35:00Social Justice is a concept that acknowledges the distribution of wealth, influence and privilege in society is not always fair and seeks to address t

NZEI Te Riu Roa urges Government to implement 2019-02-20 19:30:00NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes today's recommendation from the Tax Working Group for a capital gains tax and urges the Government to have the bravery to im

Proposed rate of CGT one of the most 2019-02-20 19:21:00Tax Working Group’s proposed rate of capital gains tax one of the most penal in the world

Trawling in Hector's habitat must end 2019-02-20 18:59:00Forest & Bird is demanding an end to trawling in Hector’s dolphin habitat, following the deaths of three more of the endangered dolphins on

Tax report challenges political parties to be non-partisan 2019-02-20 18:52:00The Tax Working Group today delivered an important report that will serve to inform governments and policymakers well in future, says the representati

Capital Gains Tax Proposal Fatally Flawed 2019-02-20 18:43:00Today’s Tax Working Group report recommendation for a new capital gains tax will not address residential housing affordability but it will penal

CTU welcomes Tax Working Group report 2019-02-20 18:41:00The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the release of today's report from the Tax Working Group. The CTUs Economist Bill Rosenberg was a member of

Cost outweighs benefit in capital gains proposal 2019-02-20 17:59:00The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says the key issue in the Tax Working Group’s proposal released today is that the cost of its

Capital gains tax no panacea for tax fairness 2019-02-20 17:54:00Apart from capital gains tax nod, Tax Working Group’s final report provides some recommendations to boost investment and reduce compliance costs

Capital gains tax proposal aggressive and unfair 2019-02-20 17:29:00The Tax Working Group’s decision to propose one of the most aggressive and unfair capital gains taxes in the world should see the whole policy s

Job advertisements rise again in January 2019 2019-02-20 17:25:00The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.5 per cent in the month of January 2019 and 6.8 per cent over the year, according to the latest Mini

Report on public interest defence does not 2019-02-20 17:21:00News report on new public interest defence does not breach standards The Broadcasting Standards Authority has not upheld a complaint about a broadcast

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Spy chief Andrew Hampton says damage to NZ 2019-02-20 01:52:45GCSB head Andrew Hampton has made it clear that he is not concerned about any damage in relations between New Zealand and China over his decisions inv

Frank Greenall: Breaking up is hard to do 2019-02-20 00:59:46IT'S the eternal vigilance of regular correspondents like G R Scown that helps keep society on track, authorities answerable for their actions, and t

Canterbury District Health Board estimates deficit of close 2019-02-19 22:30:16Canterbury District Health Board is closing in on a $100 million projected deficit for the current financial year.The $98.4 million estimated deficit

Shane Jones rejects an invitation to appear in 2019-02-19 21:59:14One of the most colourful members of Parliament has rejected an invitation to appear in a new nude body paint version of a classic Air New Zealand saf

Kohuora men's prison let down by its staffing 2019-02-19 21:08:10A new report into the Kohuora men's prison in Auckland has found inmates are spending extended periods of time locked in their cells and their rehabi

Claire Trevett: tax and pies get Greens' dags 2019-02-19 21:00:20The first sign the Greens were starting to rattle their dags was the call to ban pies.The party's MP Gareth Hughes announced the party wanted to re-i

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones launches the New Zealand 2019-02-19 19:45:50The Government has launched a new independent Crown entity tasked with addressing New Zealand's "unprecedented infrastructure deficit".The New Zeal

GCSB spy chief says no Five Eyes pressure 2019-02-19 17:39:27GCSB spy chief Andrew Hampton has given an assurance to MPs on the Intelligence and Security Committee that he was not pressured by Five Eyes intellig

More than half of all New Zealanders wouldn't 2019-02-19 16:01:03The majority of Kiwis don't think the Government should impose a capital gains tax, according to new figures. A Newshub/Reid Research poll shows that

Mike Hosking: Government's economic sabotage with oil, gas 2019-02-19 14:14:27COMMENT: Can we mount a case of economic sabotage against the Government, now we know the cost of wrecking the offshore oil industry here could be $2

Barry Soper: Chinese whispers - Donald Trump looms 2019-02-19 14:02:27COMMENT: In this game of Chinese whispers the original messages seem to have been forgotten, but that's hardly surprising when it's being played by

Fran O'Sullivan: Jacinda Ardern or Winston Peters - 2019-02-19 12:00:30COMMENT: Who's piloting New Zealand's relationship with its largest trading partner — China? Jacinda Ardern or Winston Peters?That question h

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Fish and Game welcomes environment and water pollution 2019-02-20 19:49:05Fish and Game is welcoming recommendations for environment, pollution and water extraction taxes, saying New Zealanders want change now. The recommend

Crown launches commitment to te reo Maori - 2019-02-20 19:45:56Māori Development Minister, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, says the Crown’s commitment to ensure basic te reo is spoken by a million people in 20

Tax review fails to heed calls for urgency 2019-02-20 19:24:23Alcohol Healthwatch warns a business as usual approach to alcohol harm in our country represents a lost opportunity to significantly improve the menta

NZEI Te Riu Roa urges Government to implement 2019-02-20 19:22:49NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes today's recommendation from the Tax Working Group for a capital gains tax and urges the Government to have the bravery to im

Tax report 'challenges political parties to take non-partisan 2019-02-20 18:50:51The Tax Working Group today delivered an important report that will serve to inform governments and policymakers well in future, says the representati

CTU welcomes Tax Working Group report 2019-02-20 18:39:56The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming the release of today's report from the Tax Working Group. The CTUs Economist Bill Rosenberg was a member of

Capital gains tax proposal fatally flawed - Business 2019-02-20 18:38:28Today’s Tax Working Group report recommendation for a new capital gains tax will not address residential housing affordability but it will penal

Put capital gains tax back in the kennel 2019-02-20 18:34:19Federated Farmers has said from the outset that a capital gains tax is a mangy dog, that will add unacceptably high costs and complexity.

Tax Working Group releases final recommendations 2019-02-20 18:13:36The Tax Working Group has released their final report outlining their recommendations for future changes to New Zealand’s tax regime.

Massive tax grab will hammer NZ economy - 2019-02-20 18:04:54New Zealand might have been expecting a capital gains tax to be announced today but the full suite of taxes proposed by the Tax Working Group would th

More costs as tax monster unleashed - Bridges 2019-02-20 18:01:42The Tax Working Group has gone much further than a Capital Gains Tax with a raft of new taxes targeting hard-working New Zealanders, National Leader S

Cost outweighs benefit in Tax Working Group’s capital 2019-02-20 17:53:15The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says the key issue in the Tax Working Group’s proposal released today is that the cost of its

Stuff.co.nz - Politics

China foreign affairs spokesman: We should 'rise above 2019-02-20 00:18:38Chinese foreign affairs ministry statement suggests we can "rise above disturbances".

New Crown Entity set up to deal with 2019-02-19 23:36:51A Crown Entity, to deal with 'unprecedented' infrastructure deficit issues, is expected to be operating by October.

'Rat hole' motel investigation sparks emergency housing shakeup 2019-02-19 23:05:20Housing Minister signals motels will be subject to new standards, after operating without any formal Government oversight.

Capital gains tax - politicians and other critics 2019-02-19 22:50:54Amid the fierce debate, people may not realise how many politicians would be personally affected by a capital gains tax.

National park infrastructure not keeping up with growing 2019-02-19 22:45:44Our national parks are over-run, being damaged and polluted because of a lack of infrastructure investment.

Climate change is too important for politics 2019-02-19 22:45:00OPINION: Voters deserve leaders who are fully informed about the science of climate change.

Nick Smith kicked out for saying Prime Minister 2019-02-19 22:10:58The MP was kicked out of the House after he interrupted the PM as she discussed affordable housing.

'Expand and develop' Whānau Ora - panel delivers 2019-02-19 21:53:32The minister is now investigating expanding it across other govt departments. But will NZ First be on board?

$1.1m bonus for private prison company Serco, for 2019-02-19 21:32:50Private prison operator scored a bonus from the taxpayer - despite stinging criticism from Parliament's prison watchdog.

Call for cross-party political leadership on mental health 2019-02-19 21:14:57Mental health risks becoming "political football" after minister rejects calls for bipartisan working party.

Judith Collins accuses Housing New Zealand of crowding 2019-02-19 19:35:35Judith Collins alleges the state housing agency has a 'sweetheart deal' with real estate agents by buying homes before they make it to market.

New Zealand's spy agency says no outside factors 2019-02-19 18:17:34GCSB gives assurance that no other countries played a role in decision to block Chinese telco.


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