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From: Chris McCashin

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

The question I would pose to you is you may be operating as other governments are but are you demonstrating social license, are you demonstrating a commitment to the communities that you are serving by taking taxes like you are in the current times. Would you consider yourself to be operating in the parameters and the rules that are currently set?

Or would you say that you continue to change the rules, add more taxes, make it harder to be productive. We are seeing repeated attempts to tax Kiwis and I think questions need to be asked as to management of this government and whether you are serving communities well.

- GST on kiwisaver
- Emissions trading for farmers
- Subsidising people into Teslas that are clearly have money
- Targeting farmers when the governments portfolio is run at a 1.6% ROE but is subsidised by the taxpayer
- Millions being farmed out under the guise of Covid-19 when there is no accountability of where this money has gone - lots of consultants
- The destruction of businesses over the last couple of years
- Decimation of public finances

Would you say you are serving your communities well?

Please provide the governments revenue attributed to all taxes for the years since you have been in power - can you break it down into the various components of tax GST, fuel, PAYE, business, emissions - please break it down into all the tax categories

Actually make it the following years

2014 - 2022

It seems to me - the government is not operating with a social conscious and should really stop taking from the citizens of New Zealand

Yours faithfully,

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Dinah Okeby
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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

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Tēnā koe,


On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.


Ngā mihi,


Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington



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From: D Parker (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Dear Chris McCashin


I refer to your Official Information Act request included below this


We have transferred your request to Inland Revenue (IR). The information
to which your request relates is believed to be more closely connected
with their portfolio responsibilities. In these circumstances, we are
required by section 14 of the Official Information Act to transfer your


You will hear further from IR concerning your request.


Kind regards


Office of Hon David Parker


Office of Hon David Parker MP | Attorney-General | Minister for the
Environment | Minister for Oceans and Fisheries | Minister of Revenue |
Associate Minister of Finance


Authorised by Hon David Parker MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington





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Dear Chris McCashin

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Act received on 2022-11-21.

Please find attached the response to your request.

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