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Killing the cult of consumerism

By Kieran Madden


“Our Gross National Product…measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile.” Bobby Kennedy’s famous 1968 speech decried how measures like…

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MIC 10 | Wasted Efforts? – The realities of recycling and disposal in New Zealand


It’s becoming harder to ignore the long-term effects of our society’s habits of consumer consumption. More and more, New Zealanders…

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Takeaway Coffee

Convenience culture needs to die

By Guest Author


About two years ago, I made the decision to refuse takeaway coffee cups. As part of reducing the unnecessary waste…

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Tax Discussion Series: <em>Is it Just Tax?</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Is it Just Tax?

By Alex Penk


Tax and the economy are issues on many people’s minds at the moment; raising questions that all governments and societies…

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Tax Discussion Series: <em>Governing for the Good</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Governing for the Good

By Steve Thomas


Governing for the Good: What does it really mean? is the first paper in a Tax Discussion Series that considers…

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Submission: <em>Employment Relations (Probationary Employment) Amendment</em>

Submission: Employment Relations (Probationary Employment) Amendment


Wayne Mapp’s Private Member’s Bill would have made it easier to use trial periods at the start of employment relationships….

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