Last week the Waitangi Tribunal released its findings from the ...
The above image is from a polution report by Doug ...
It is that time of the year again – time ...
Yesterday both the National Government and Green Party opposed the ...
This Whiteboard Friday looks at how our current benefit system traps people in poverty, which is another reason we need to replace it with an Unconditional Basic Income. This week has been a big week for the Unconditional Basic Income. The new Labour leader Andrew Little has been talking about how our benefit system can’t keep […]
Darryn bravely talks about the stigma that comes with being on the benefit, and how that has affected his life. This stigma is just one of the many problems our current benefit system creates. These problems would be removed if we had an Unconditional Basic Income. This week the new Labour leader Andrew Little has been […]
Yesterday we launched Predator Free New Zealand, a new initiative that the Morgan Foundation are involved with. Predator Free New Zealand has been set up to support the efforts of the many community groups already out there eradicating and controlling predators. To illustrate the work being done, we take a look at the Kōkako Recovery Project, which […]
Last week the Waitangi Tribunal released its findings from the first stage of its hearing into claims from the Far North tribes. The claim is known as ‘Wai 1040’ and the Tribunal’s report highlights everything that is wrong with the way the Treaty is now being applied in New Zealand. In a nutshell, the Treaty […]
The above image is from a polution report by Doug – Dairy cows mob stocked along a stream, the waterway was fenced off by a hot wire but all the cows were inside the wire As we saw in our last blog, the cockies are right when they point the finger at towns and cities for […]
Last week we raised the issue of poo in our rivers, and how it is making us sick. As we saw in our review of the Government’s fresh water standards, bacteria from poo is just one of the many issues facing our waterways. These days we mostly hear about nitrogen pollution from dairy cows, because […]
Rounding out our series on diabetes awareness week, Geoff runs us through a crash course on cause and effects of diabetes and will explain the impact that this will have on taxpayers. The short version is that this preventable illness is going to cost us big bucks!
It is that time of the year again – time to vote for the Munch Awards, including the worst kid’s food product and worst kid’s food marketing campaign. This time the voting is nicely timed to fit with Diabetes Awareness Week. Today’s blog looks at which of the foods in the Munch awards is preparing […]
It is Diabetes Awareness Week – so we asked nutritionist Ben Warren to explain what is the worst food in the supermarket and the impact that has on your body. You might not be surprised at the food he chose – Tim Tams – but you will be shocked as he talks through what happens […]
Medical specialists are warning that there is a looming crisis in end of life care. There are already shortages of staff, and this will only get worse as the baby boomer doctors and nurses retire in the next few years. Meanwhile, the ageing population means that there are more people dying, and so more people […]