Half a million New Zealanders have no savings

New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no…

When debt collection becomes bullying

Christians Against Poverty has revealed the disturbing and sometimes illegal tactics money lenders and debt collectors…

Ardern’s riddles and double talk continue

By Libby, Voices for Freedom: I took one for the team. I listened with gritted teeth…

607 ‘suspected’ suicides in the year to June says Chief Coroner

For the first time, the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ministry of Health have…

Pokie machines in poorer areas exploit the vulnerable – report

Recently released figures show that one of New Zealand’s poorest towns spends the most per person…

Petition to stop killer robots in New Zealand

A petition to ban Killer Robots has been handed to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms…

Demand for law change on sale of alcohol

The DHBs who constitute the front line for much of the harm from alcohol have publicly…

Petition launched to repeal covid-19 Public Health Response Act

A petition to repeal the rules that allow Government to lockdown the country has been launched.…

Why a domestic covid ‘passport’ raises hard questions about discrimination, inequality and coercion

Tim Dare, University of Auckland and Justine Kingsbury, University of Waikato With COVID-19 causing extraordinarily intrusive…

Shoppers pay $10 million extra for ‘buy-now, pay-later’ schemes

A Consumer NZ survey has found buy-now, pay-later services are costing shoppers more than $10 million…

I know when the covid madness will end

By Charles Coles – Shouting Into the Wind: When it comes to covid-19 and the government-imposed…

Families face food crisis amid ongoing lockdown

Child Poverty Action Group is deeply concerned the Minister of Finance Grant Robertson this week refused…

Complaints about banks up 6%

Complaints about banks were up 6 per cent on the previous financial year, although dispute numbers…

Caregiver raids disabled client’s bank account

A recent case, investigated by dispute resolution service, Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) has highlighted the…

Level 4 lockdown hitting poorest families harder than last time

Advocates and researchers warn the effects of this lockdown – which begat at 11.59pm Tuesday 17…

Is it time to live with covid and get on with life?

Press release: More than 18 months on from the world’s fearful response to the arrival of…

Digital Slaves: how Big Tech tracks us for profit

By Manal al-Sharif, of Michael West Media: Do you ever feel like your phone knows too…

Jacinda Ardern, Child Poverty Reduction minister, causes increased hardship for kids

Poverty, inequity, homelessness and food insecurity are among the burdens which increased for tamariki Māori and…

Lockdowns in Aussie cause spike in suicide prevention calls

Calls to Lifeline Australia, the national suicide prevention service, have been on the rise, but with…

KidsCan struggling to help children in need

Children living in hardship are facing a miserable winter without enough food or adequate clothing, as…

The Great Barrington Declaration on government responses to covid-19

By Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Dr. Sunetra Gupta, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. As infectious disease epidemiologists and public…

Campaign against vaccine passports launched in the UK

A website – Against Vaccine Passports (AVP) – has been launched in the UK to push…

Three quarters of young Kiwis worry about money

The latest Financial Resilience Index released by the Financial Services Council (FSC) today shows that 12…

More needs to be done to reduce child poverty

A group of anti-poverty campaigners has called on the Government to implement its Budget benefit plans…

Five per cent of New Zealand houses lack basic amenities

Five per cent of New Zealand’s 1.8 million houses lack at least one of six basic…

The slippery-slope from censoring ‘disinformation’ to silencing the truth

By John Whitfield & Nisha Whitehead “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right…

Hard-up Kiwis relying on payday loans for the essentials

A record number of loan applications were recorded by Ngā Tāngata Microfinance (NTM) last year for…

Official child poverty stats out of whack with reality

New child poverty statistics from Stats NZ paint an optimistic picture for the period before the…

Covid passport trial launched by Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand, 50%-owned by the government, is to trial what it calls a Travel Pass…