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Living in NZ 'even now more expensive - especially if you are poor'

The release of the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) by Statistics New Zealand shows that incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living.

Dunedin ratepayers 'deserve explanation of $980,000 pay-out'

Why the former Chief Executive of Delta Utility Services, a Dunedin City Council-owned lines company, was handed a ratepayer-funded pay-out of $980,000 needs explaining, say the Taxpayers' Union.

Auckland Ratpayers' Alliance reflects on Phil Goff's mayorship

Today marks one year since Phil Goff was elected to the mayoralty of the Auckland Super City. Jo Holmes, Spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance reflects on whether Mr Goff has delivered on his promises made to Aucklanders:

Govt underfunding putting cost pressure on students - AUSA

Auckland University have increased tuition fees at the maximum allowed under current legislation for the 13th year in a row. With fees increasing for domestic students by 2%, this forces many students to pay several hundreds of dollars more than their 2016 fee levels.

Bennett heads to Fiji for climate talks ahead of Bonn

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Nadi today to join leaders and ministers at ministerial talks ahead of the 23rd Conference of the Parties - COP23 - in Bonn, Germany in November.

Global financial market 'starting to smell a bit like 2007'

A stark warning came from ANZ Economist Sharon Zollner on TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning.

"I think it’s fair to say that some things are starting to smell a bit like 2007 out there in global financial market land", she said.

Iran not adhering to the 'spirit of the deal' - US Ambassador to NZ

President Trump’s man in Wellington, Scott Brown, admitted on TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning that "Iran could do better."

This comes off the back of President Trump’s refusal to certify the latest findings of the Iran nuclear deal.

On The Nation: Workers' Rights Panel

On The Nation: Workers' Rights Panel


On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Anthony Healy

Lisa Owen: Capital gains tax has been a political hot potato in recent years. Parties have toyed with the idea, but none have followed through, particularly when it comes to taxing the family home. But most countries have such a tax, and many financial experts here support it.

Moana Jackson speaking today at campaign launch against solitary confinement

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement today in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned.

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