Articles tagged Peseta Sam Lotu-liga

For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my full Herald on Sunday column on Local Government New Zealand's call for a review of property rates as the main way for councils to raise money. I think any shift towards councils taxing income or sales would create another inter-generational wealth transfer and break a 150 year old social contract.


Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has launched a review of the way councils raise money, suggesting complements to property rates ranging from payroll taxes to sales taxes to congestion charges and visitor taxes.

Prime Minister John Key has unveiled his New Year refresh of his ministers, elevating two-term Maungakiekie MP Peseta Sam Lotu-liga to the positions outside cabinet of Minister of Pacific Island Affairs and Associate Minister of Local Government.