Five per cent of New Zealand’s 1.8 million houses lack at least one of six basic amenities including drinkable tap water, electricity, a toilet, and a kitchen sink, a new report from the He Kāinga …Read more
By John Whitfield & Nisha Whitehead
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”― George Orwell.
This is the slippery slope that leads
Air New Zealand, 50%-owned by the government, is to trial what it calls a Travel Pass app developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on its Auckland-Sydney route in April.
Air New Zealand Chief …Read more
The Council of Trade Unions is warning that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures out today (Monday 25 January) illustrate that the cost of living is increasing disproportionately for those on lower incomes; …Read more
Press release – Socialist Equality Group
For hundreds of thousands of families in New Zealand, the holiday period this year will be one of the hardest in living memory.
Like other countries, the working class …Read more
Research by Mainstreet Insights reveals that Australians do not feel safe to share their opinions (which will come as a shock to most Kiwis)..
One in two Australians (54%) have hidden their perspective on topical …Read more
Who’s to blame for the rise in house prices in Auckland and across New Zealand? I’m sure you are already making a mental list of the culprits. But here’s one that may not come immediately …Read more
New Zealand children consume almost half of their energy intake from ultra-processed food by 12 months old, with consumption rising even higher by the time they turn five years.
That’s according to new research by …Read more
The Reserve Bank is taking on a new role of steward of the cash system “to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them”, says Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby.
“Cash is being used …Read more
A Tauranga man made his second court appearance on migrant exploitation charges this week. Jafar Kurisi has been charged under the Immigration Act 2009 with exploitation of an employee. This carries a maximum …Read more
A survey of political parties standing in New Zealand’s 2020 General Election has revealed that most are unhappy with the way community radio is currently treated and would support an investigation as part of a …Read more
Opinion – Socialist Equality Group
The annual UNICEF Worlds of Influence Report Card, which ranks OECD and European Union countries in terms of child wellbeing, has placed New Zealand near the bottom of the 41 …Read more
Press Release – University of Auckland
Researchers from the University of Auckland are questioning the accuracy of some ‘green certified’ rating tools used by the New Zealand building industry to measure the warmth and efficiency …Read more
Covid-19 has significantly increased education disparity among New Zealand’s low-income families and those that enjoy a privileged upbringing. Coupled with findings from a UNICEF report in 2018 of rich countries, our most disadvantaged …Read more
Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group
Incomes are scheduled to be cut by up to $63 a week for many of New Zealand’s lowest-income households in less than a month, but Child Poverty Action …Read more
People on the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment, a new benefit for those made jobless by Covid-19, are faring better than those on main benefits, new survey data shows.
A collaboration between the University …Read more
Most New Zealanders who suffered a repeated bout of rheumatic fever between 2010-14 were young adults, or had stopped their medication, according to a new study.
The research also found recurrences were strongly …Read more
Christchurch landlord Krishna Rani Saha has been ordered to pay $8,515.84 by the Tenancy Tribunal as a result of 36 applications brought forward by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).
The Tenancy Tribunal found …Read more
With some retailers refusing to accept cash from its loyal customers – fearing it may carry the Covid virus, the question has to be ‘can they legally do this?’ Are retailers legally allowed to decline …Read more