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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Spinoff TV Memorial Bill deserves broad support

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Spinoff TV Memorial Bill deserves broad support

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has endorsed Melissa Lee’s Broadcasting Amendment Bill, which would make NZ on Air more transparent about the performance of taxpayer-funded programmes. “This could be called the ‘Spinoff TV Memorial Bill’. The failure of Spinoff TV, which was funded $700,000 and delivered abysmal viewership ratings, […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Absurd collection rate for Winter Energy Payment rorts taxpayers

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Absurd collection rate for Winter Energy Payment rorts taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New figures show that the Government’s so-called Winter Energy Payment is welfare for the rich, and a massive waste of taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “It’s true that there are New Zealanders struggling to pay their energy bills. But surely […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, English, Health, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 August 2018 Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand – and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that more needs to […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Ratepayers left with enormous costs after film museum fiasco

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Ratepayers left with enormous costs after film museum fiasco

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wellington ratepayers will be footing the bill for up to $3 million every year in lost rent as the Council loses the key tenant in its planned convention centre, warns the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Wellington City Council’s starry-eyed desire to enter a […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Hastings District Councillors must all be skipping breakfast

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Hastings District Councillors must all be skipping breakfast

Source: Taxpayers Union Lower Taxes, Less Waste, More TransparencyChampioning Value For Money From Every Tax DollarThe Taxpayers’ Union is 100 per cent politically independent. We are not affiliated with any political party and will never become a political party.  We work with all parties, MPs or candidates that share our objectives.  We work with any […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crude, English, Environment, Exploration, Gas, Greenpeace New Zealand, Indonesia, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oil, Open Source Intel, United Kingdom, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Dame Emma Thompson, backed by a host of other famous names, has taken aim at big brands including Unilever, Nestle and Mondelez today, as Greenpeace releases a powerful new 90-second animation that highlights how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of deforestation for palm oil. Launched globally […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Prime Minister’s glorification of bureaucrats outrageous

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Prime Minister’s glorification of bureaucrats outrageous

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says the new ‘public servant medal’ would be more acceptable if public servants weren’t paid 34.6% more than taxpayers in the private sector. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “You would think that earning a third more on average than the private sector […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers

Source: Taxpayers Union 13 AUGUST 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the ACT Party’s proposal to reduce the size of Parliament from 120 to 100 MPs, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “New Zealand is a small country and its Parliament should reflect that. Having a large Parliament only benefits careerist politicians who land a […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, English, Environment, Exploration, Fisheries, Gas, Greenpeace New Zealand, Hawaii, Health, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Philippines, Technology, Trade, United Kingdom, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Plastics aren’t just polluting our oceans — they’re releasing greenhouse gases

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand I’m a French-Canadian postdoctoral scholar at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST). As part of our team’s research, we found that, as plastic decomposes, it is producing a new source of greenhouse gas pollution not included in previous climate […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: More lifesaving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Economy, English, Environment, Indonesia, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, Oxfam New Zealand, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: More lifesaving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok

Source: Oxfam New Zealand A third earthquake of 6.2 magnitude which struck Lombok yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and slowed down rescue efforts. With the latest quake adding to the trauma of the tens of thousands already in temporary shelters and under open skies, there is an increasing need for water, […]

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