Yesterday the NZ Vets Association (NZVA) demonstrated that they had woken up to the cat problem we have in New Zealand. They have conducted a literature review of the evidence and their findings (see below) are strikingly familiar to what I was saying almost two years ago with the Cats to Go campaign. So thanks […]
This morning I was on Breakfast TV talking about how our tax regime is unfair and how many Kiwis get around paying their fair share of tax. The media likes to paint these tax loopholes as the preserve of the mega-rich. But the fact is that most Kiwis use these loopholes. Anyone that owns property, […]
It’s all over the news today. Headlines like “NZ economy hard hit by inequality” and “Income inequality stunts NZ growth”. Is it all true? In this video, Geoff puts some of the reports findings into perspective.
The video from the live debate on New Plymouth council having a separate Maori ward goes for a couple of hours. As some people are time poor, I decided to make summary notes so you can understand the key points of the debate. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream New Plymouth Maori Ward Debate – […]
Last night Morgan Foundation researcher Susan Guthrie took part in a public forum on whether New Plymouth should have a separate Maori electoral ward. Around 400 people turned up to watch Susan, Winston Peters, Willie Jackson, Marama Fox, Hugh Johnson, and Metiria Turei debate the issues. Susan’s speech and the recording of the debate below, […]
As we head into summer, our minds turn to thinking about how to squeeze into the same swimwear we wore last year. Our new health minister Jonathan Coleman has the goal to ‘slim the nation’, by bringing together his roles as Minister of Health and Minister of Sport. Sadly his goal is pointless unless he […]
Nutritionist, Ben Warren, is back to explain the sugar content of a store bought muesli bar. In a nutshell that store bought bar is junk food. Watch this video to understand how you are being misled How much sugar is in our food? Check out these infographics
Every group needs an equal say — granting unique power to anyone is a quick path to a divided nation. Big changes are being discussed over the way political power is shared, changes that should make all Kiwis sit up and take notice. There is definitely a conversation to be had about Maori aspirations, but […]
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.