I took the opportunity to question the Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler, about New Zealand’s lack of deposit protection in front of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee in Parliament yesterday.
Last week we were very concerned to hear that an Auckland imam, Dr Anwar Sahib, had been preaching divisive and derogatory messages about Jewish people and women during his sermons. It was a disturbing incident coming at the end of a disturbing few weeks in politics.
I was a lucky kid. When I was about five or six my mum and auntie took me up to Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu and taught me to ski. As a young kid I thought there was no bigger treat than playing in the snow, on top of a mountain. Even now, as an adult, […]
10 conservation questions with Greens Co-leader James Shaw. We all benefit from conservation, so we all must play a part in protecting our future.
The National Government has finally recognised that there is something they could be doing to ensure multinational companies like Apple and Google pay their fair share of tax here.
On Tuesday evening I participated in the launch of the ‘Cooking 4 Change’ recipe book, in which Metiria and I both contributed our favourite recipes to.
The Labour Party launched its package of ideas to fix the housing crisis over the weekend. Their ideas match ours in many ways. This is good news, because it means that when we change the government we’ll be ready to hit the ground running with a common policy programme to tackle one of the most […]
News last week that Israel’s Finance Minister will insure savers’ bank deposits means New Zealand will be left as the only country in the OECD that has no deposit insurance to protect savers’ funds should a bank fail.
The National Government surprised almost everyone this week by announcing that NZ Post, which owns 100 percent of Kiwibank, is likely to sell 25 percent of its Kiwibank shares to the Superannuation Fund and 20 percent to the ACC Fund. This comes shortly after the Green Party launched a new policy to strengthen Kiwibank so […]
I challenged Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse in the House yesterday on his complacency over frightening levels of tax avoidance by multinational corporations — estimated to be up to $1 billion per year. Woodhouse considered both New Zealand Herald investigative journalist Matt Nippert’s figure of $500 million and tax expert Professor Craig Elliffe’s estimate of $1 […]