BLOG - What makes you poor?
Definition-wise, poverty in New Zealand today means more than just not starving. Poverty is about a lack of resources preventing people and families from being able to meet their needs. This standard is relative... As this average reference point changes with new technology for example, so does what it means to be poor and what is needed to participate in society.
BLOG - Gambling with people's lives
Last month, the Canadian Supreme Court struck down that country’s laws against assisted suicide. Because New Zealand’s Bill of Rights is similar to the Canadian Charter of Rights, proponents of assisted suicide here have argued the Canadian ruling should be a model to be followed and replicated.