Knowledge is Power

Te Matauranga ko te Kaha


Nearly half of New Zealanders surveyed  in the just released New Zealand General Social Survey say their homes are too cold.

Some very good advice from AJ+

It's interesting to note  the Crown are going to argue a later time of death for Christine and Amber Lundy in Mark Lundy's retrial. 

Plutocracy : Noun : Government of a State or Society by the wealthy.

Why did more than a million New Zealanders not vote last year?

Social Capital - what is it? Here's an example. We know there is no more important job you will ever do in life than look after your kids.

Zero Hour Contracts make a cruel nonsense of the Working For Families allowance.  To get the Working For Family tax credit,  a single parent must work at least 20 hours a week and a couple must work 30 .

The issue we face today is how to achieve balance and fairness in our scoiety.The swing to the politics of individualism in the 80's and 90 's came as a result of some excessive demands by unions who previously had developed political clout t

A few months before he died this year, Nobel Prize Winning Economist Gary Becker wrote a blog in which he drew a distinction between Good Inequality and Bad Inequality. ( Becker was a Professor at the Chicago School of Econo

"To listen to people like Bill English you'd think that Social Housing was a huge millstone around our collective necks.

Journalism is often at its best when it reports from the front line of life.


Who is Bryan Bruce?

Bryan Bruce is an award winning documentary maker, and best selling author. Born in Scotland in 1948, his family emigrated to New Zealand in 1956. He grew up in Christchurch and attended the University of Canterbury where he graduated with an M.A.[1] in Sociology and Philosophy and Christchurch Teacher’s College where he earned a Diploma in Teaching.

Bryan is best known for his work on 'The Investigator' documentary series, 'Inside Child Poverty' and 'Mind The Gap'.