New Zealand to simplify personal income tax

Supplied Content Wellington, June 19, 2017 The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. The consultation document, ‘Better administration of individuals Income Tax,’ was released today by Finance…

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Seek funding from New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO

Expression of Interest closes on June 30 Robyn Baker Wellington, June 19, 2017 The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is calling for Expressions of Interest for its contestable funding round by 30 June. Applications are primarily being sought for ‘major grant’ funding from $15,000 to the level of $40,000. Minor grant funding is also available for amounts under $5,000.…

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This Matariki Day, count 4.7 million more trees

Supplied Content Wellington, June 19, 2017 As Matariki draws near, Trees That Count is joining the Maori New Year celebrations by offering community groups, schools and non-profit organisations the opportunity to win native trees for local conservation projects. Matariki is the Maori name for the Pleiades star cluster (also known as the Seven Sisters) and this year celebrations are due…

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Campaign to enhance awareness on consumer rights

Jacqui Dean Wellington, June 19, 2017 A new information programme has been launched to educate New Zealand businesses and consumers about their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act. The highest volume of calls received by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) and partner agencies relate to the Consumer Guarantees Act, which is a good indication people know about…

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Fulbright New Zealand scholars announced

Paul Goldsmith Wellington, June 19, 2017 I congratulate the 60 New Zealand graduate students, academics, artists and professionals honoured as Fulbright grantees at a ceremony at Parliament this evening. Fulbright New Zealand provides opportunities for promising graduate students to complete a post- graduate degree at an American university in areas targeted to support growth and innovation in New Zealand. Promoting…

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