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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...


CGT a kick in the guts for NZ businesses

The proposed Capital Gains Tax would discourage those trying to get a business going and hurt our innovators and entrepreneurs, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “One of New Zealand’s...


Bustastrophe shows Govt needs to take charge

Continuing issues with Wellington’s public transport system, including driver shortages and service cut backs, this week require a better response from Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Government, National’s Associate...


Capital Gains Tax will deter R&D

New figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show strong progress in Research and Development (R&D) spending under the National-led Government’s R&D framework, while also showing what a Capital Gains...


CGT poses $64k question for ordinary Kiwis

A Capital Gains Tax would reduce retirement savings for an average earner’s KiwiSaver by $64,000 over the course of their working life, making a nonsense of the Prime Minister’s claim...


CGT makes it harder for first home buyers & renters

The Capital Gains Tax will make it harder for first home buyers, driving up rents and making it harder to save, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government’s Tax...


National ambitious for clean NZ environment

New Zealanders should trust National as much with the environment as they do with the economy, and today’s launch of our first policy discussion document on the environment shows National...


Clark presiding over record sea of red ink in DHBs

The Health Minister must be in panic mode this close to the Budget and with every single District Health Board in overdraft, meaning they will struggle to fund any new...


Massive tax grab will hammer NZ economy

New 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 threaten the very viability...