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Taxpayers paying for Mr Twyford’s mistakes

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s contract to underwrite KiwiBuild houses with developer Mike Greer Homes is looking murkier and murkier, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “There were 13 houses already...


Wellington bustastrophe is now a Govt failure

Continuing issues with Wellington’s public transport system, including driver shortages and service cut backs, demand a genuine response from central Government, local National Party Wellington-based MPs say. Associate Transport spokesperson...


Govt won’t rule out taxing the family home

The Government is providing no certainty to homeowners, despite claiming the family home would be exempt from a Capital Gains Tax because it won’t say whether a home-based business or...


CGT valuations would pile on costs, benefit no-one

Valuing every single business, farm, rental property or family bach to comply with a Capital Gains Tax regime would impose billions of dollars of costs on New Zealanders while benefiting...


CGT would hit over 400,000 properties in New Zealand

Labour’s proposed Capital Gains Tax would apply to more than 400,000 properties around the country because they are greater than 4,500 square metres, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says....


Nash must be deaf to SME concerns over CGT

It is hard to believe that the Minister for Small Business hasn’t heard from a single small business on their concerns about a Capital Gains Tax, which amounts to a...


CGT would take every dollar of Kiwis’ real gains

The Government’s Tax Working Group has recommended a Capital Gains Tax that doesn’t adjust for inflation and, based on its own assumptions, would be an effective tax rate of 100...


More tax on NZ & Aust. shares will hurt innovators

The Government’s Tax Working Group would impose one of the most aggressive Capital Gains Tax regimes in the world on Australasian shares, driving more of our businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators...


Farmers not the cash cow for more Govt taxes

Rural Kiwis, from farmers and contractors to retailers, engineers and many other hardworking New Zealanders would be hurt by a Capital Gains Tax and a raft of new taxes aimed...


If the CGT is bad for Māori, then it’s bad for all Kiwis

The Government has said a Capital Gains Tax is about fairness and equity, but by looking to exclude Māori from a GGT, it’s contradicting its own position, National Leader Simon...