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Taxpayer Update: What we've achieved | Hidden tax | War on geese

Dear Supporter, This will be my last newsletter until the new year. Today the team is reflecting on a challenging but productive 2021. A small sample of what you made possible this year The Government froze pay for high-earning public servants after months of petitioning and lobbying from our supporters. (They're...

Kāpiti Council praised for massacring geese, making salami

Readers of our regular newsletters may become disillusioned by the unending examples of wasteful government spending. But in the spirit of Christmas, we would like to highlight a positive story. In August this year, more than 107 Canada geese were slain at the hands of Kāpiti Coast District Council after 1,497 local...

Taxpayer Update: Today's new poll | Bureaucrat blowout | EECA hypocrisy

Dear Supporter, Taxpayers’ Union Curia poll: The first post-Luxon leadership poll The results of December's Taxpayers’ Union Curia Poll, exclusive to our members and supporters like you, are available here. This has been highly anticipated because it is the first scientific poll since Chris Luxon took over as National Party Leader. It's...

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If you know of an example of government extravagance, waste or misspending, we want to know about it! 

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Who we are

We are New Zealanders who have formed a union to stand up for hardworking New Zealand taxpayers. We represent the common interests of all taxpayers and aim to become New Zealand's largest union.

We are not a political party, and we don't represent big business or special interests. Joining the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union only takes a few minutes and costs $25. Membership entitles you to attend our annual conference, AGM and other events, and to get regular communications from the Taxpayers' Union.

We rely on people just like you to support and donate to our cause to fight government waste. Our annual operating budget is currently smaller than the smallest trade union.

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The Taxpayers' Union stands for value for money for government spending. We want our politicians spending money as if they'd worked as hard the taxpayers who earned it and argue that new taxes should only be introduced when there are equal decreases in other taxes. We believe in a fair and efficient tax system. We are not a political party, nor are we aligned to any.

We promote sensible restraint of government expenditure by:

  • Scrutinising government spending;
  • publicising government waste;
  • Arguing for an end to corporate and union welfare; and
  • promoting and efficient tax system.

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