On that basis I should not have to pay taxes ether because the companies I spend my money with pay taxes and so do their employees.
What are you talking about? Apple uses zero resources of New Zealand as they have no offices, no employees, no stores there. So why should they have to pay any taxes? Every California company you do business with pays California taxes. Every Texas company you do business with pays Texas taxes; however you do not expect them to pay taxes in China unless they had infrastructure in China.
Apple has been collecting and paying GST on goods bought directly from them, if they were overseas they had (until the last 12 months) no obligation to do so.
The article specifically states the taxes go to Australia because that is the arrangement that was made with New Zealand. I'm sure many other corporations in New Zealand have the same structure. Are you going to demand they all pay taxes or are you just biased against Apple?
That indicates Apple has a taxable presence in New Zealand.
That's absurd logic. If I drink Tropicana juice in New Zealand, Tropicana has a taxable presence in New Zealand. If I buy a Bud Light in New Zealand, Budweiser has a taxable presence in New Zealand. By they way, if I extend that logic in reverse, you owe every single country in the world for taxes for everything you have ever bought.