Don’t be sucked in
People, don’t be sucked in by this capital gains tax. It is aimed at middle New Zealand again, and I believe us Baby Boomers in particular.
A large proportion of us were crucified by Rogernomics and his looney tune policies that once again academics thought to be clever. Maybe it was clever to send everyone broke, homeless, jobless etc. Labour are ready to release another devastating policy on us all and repeat the madness again.
We Baby Boomers have taken over 30 years to recover from the folly of Rogernomics, some never could. The ones who have accumulated something to aid their retirement, Labour wants to now steal in the name of capital gains tax, as all the economists say it would be one of the worst in the world.
The wealthy would just move money off shore. The rest of the landlords will just sell off their rentals so not to be caught with tax, and that will escalate the homeless situation, certainly increase rents. The only ones to benefit again is Maori business.
How can Labour say this tax is fair when Ma¯ ori will pay only 17.5 per cent and the rest of us will pay 33 per cent. Plus, I guess it’s so fair that Ma¯ ori charities (with an income of millions) will still pay zero tax as usual.
In my opinion Labour is showing what na¨ıve, incompetent, bungling imbeciles they are. They do not have a business brain between them. They have been overseas for the last year giving away millions of our money to all and sundry!
Oh, whoops, we need some more money, better screw the middle class again, which is grinding productivity in New Zealand to a halt.
We are over-burdened with incompetent government departments instigating more time-consuming compliance red tape and charges so producers cannot actually get to work and do their job.
‘We are all equal, just some are more equal than others’.
us algae could be a major health additive, and we have plenty of that waiting to be harvested on our kauri dam.
A dinghy, an outboard motor, a few willing volunteers to compost and stew. Hey presto, the latest health fad, and what’s left? The most pure, sparkling water from Herekino.
Herald, eulogises the nautical feats of Hec Busby, he should remember that when Busby broke down on his promotional voyage it wasn’t a waka that towed him into port. He further disparages European ships by claiming that “double-hulled ships? (waka) could literally sail circles around them.”
I wonder how they would have done at Trafalgar?
It may be further noted that Hec Busby’s namesake, British resident James Busby, was referred to by Ma¯ ori as ‘The Man of War without guns.’
am not connected he humbly apologised (February 14). Now (The bore that isn’t, February 19) he says that through his research I was not considered for the Kaitaia Water Reference Group due to a conflict of interest because I have a bore to the aquifer. Wrong again!
The reason why a conflict of interest was imposed on me by the Far North District Council approximately eight years ago was because my property was close to a proposed aquifer bore on private land to supply Kaitaia residents with good water.
Yes, I do have a bore, 78 feet down. The aquifer is 95 metresplus deep.
It may be a good idea, and I suggested this to IF Burke, that he contacts the Northland Regional Council. They have all the data on who is connected to the aquifer. IF Burke declined to do this.
In regard to the Far North District Council’s progress to hook into the Sweetwater aquifer, it’s going to happen very soon. Just recently I and a number of elected members and staff had a very productive meeting. We are looking at putting a test bore close to Kaitaia, on council land, where the aquifer is situated.
It is ridiculous that at this very moment the Sweetwater aquifer is being used for irrigation on dairy farms and avocado orchards, with Kaitaia people drinking water from the Awanui River.
CR MATE RADICH