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Taxpayers’ Union (re)launches National Party’s campaign to scrap the app tax

The Taxpayers’ Union is today launching a campaign to stand up for Kiwi taxpayers facing tax hikes on accommodation, takeaways, and rideshare trips provided over digital platforms. Policy Manager at the Taxpayers’ Union, James Ross, said: “National campaigned hard against Grant Robertson’s App Tax when they were the Opposition and specifically promised to repeal it. ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line launches flash sale for foodies

There’s never been a better time to embrace the food travel trend on a dreamy Mediterranean escape with Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) March Flash Sale. Guests booking between 1 and 14 March can access a bonus $500 discount towards their sailing on top of up to 50% off all cruise fares, adding even more value ...

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Ongoing security plan will help keep hospital EDs safe – Shane Reti

Health Minister Dr Shane Reti says a continuation of increased security measures at eight key hospitals around New Zealand reflects the Government’s ongoing commitment to the safety of healthcare staff, and patients. “I’m very pleased Health NZ – Te Whatu Ora have been able to confirm that additional security support will remain in place at ...

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Abandoned mining appeal may mean fast track for coal

A long-running court battle against a new opencast coal mine has been abandoned by the mining company today, but environmentalists are putting celebrations on hold. “While this would normally be a chance to celebrate an important victory for the environment and climate, the government’s fast-track consenting proposals are flinging open a back door for mining ...

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Electricity Authority fought for generators to pocket $130 million during power blackout – ElectricKiwi

The High Court has ruled against the Electricity Authority’s imposition of scarcity pricing on 9 August 2021. Scarcity pricing meant that electricity generators stood to gain a windfall profit of $130 million dollars from New Zealanders on the same day 34,000 thousands Kiwi homes needlessly experienced blackouts. The case, taken by parties including Electric Kiwi ...

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Registrations open for 2024 Young Plumber of the Year

For those who think they can handle the pressure and won’t let a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity go down the drain, the Plumbing World Young Plumber of the Year (YPOTY) competition is back with a new look, and 2024 registrations are now open. Back for the sixth season, the 2024 competition will be an extra special one ...

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Government supports safer digital transactions – Andrew Bayly

The Government supports the recommendations of the Finance and Expenditure Committee reports on bank scam processes, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly says. “Scams are becoming more sophisticated and causing a growing number of vulnerable Kiwis significant emotional harm and financial loss. “Altogether, nearly $200 million was lost to scams last year. This needs ...