Two Dunedin teachers Andrew Innes and Simon McMillan were finalists in the NZ River Story Award and are working to develop rigorous water testing for Otago students. A fantastic example of young citizen science.
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Lots of people like the idea of an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI), but can we afford it as a nation? In this Whiteboard Wednesday Geoff looks at the three parts of the Big Kahuna package – Unconditional Basic Income, Flat Tax and Comprehensive Capital Income Tax – and sets out how the numbers add up. […]
The Big Kahuna takes as its base assumption that we don’t, as a society, accept that huge differences in income are acceptable and that we, therefore, choose to redistribute wealth. While they are generally regarded as separate, the tax and welfare systems are fundamentally both methods of doing just that – redistributing income from those […]
One of the finalist in the River Story Awards, the Rangitata Gorge Landcare Group, is a farming community that has taking on a war against pest plants that threaten their grand, braided, glorious river in Canterbury. Check out their story.
The Award winning River story for the 2014 New Zealand River awards story is about one man, Bill Kerrison, who has worked tirelessly for more than 20 years trapping and transferring eels and other native fish species past the dams on the Rangitaiki River in the Bay of Plenty. The Morgan Foundation sponsored the first […]
Geoff is going to talk us through how a UBI and flat tax work together. The end result is less bureaucracy and a fairer, simpler, more productive society.
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 […]
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 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 […]