Superannuation changes will hurt manual labourers, Māori, and migrants

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Bill English’s announcement that National will increase the age of eligibility for superannuation will not only hurt Generation X unfairly, it will also hit manual workers, Māori, and migrants hard. For many people, a lifetime of hard physical labour means retirement at age of 65 is a physical necessity.  And for Māori, who are frequently […]

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Vacuuming the ocean

New Zealand must urgently follow the Australian Government’s decision to introduce law banning super trawlers operating in their fishery. The 142m super trawler Abel Tasman, licensed to take 18,000 tonnes of mackerel and bait fish using 600-meter nets, is capable of wiping out entire localised fish populations, which puts fish stock genetic diversity at risk […]

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