Knowledge is Power

Te Matauranga ko te Kaha


For those of you who don't understand Economic Models here it is explained with cows. (Variations of this have been doing the rounds in the last few months but I've added the NZ version to it.)

Why is the Working For Families legislation unfair?
Well, imagine the Simpsons were a Kiwi family. 

If Parliament was a School the first thing our government would look at would be the teacher/ pupil ratio.

In the UK they have 650 MPs for a population of 62.7 Million.
In NZ we have 121 MPs for population 4.4 million .

Putting to one side for a moment all the long term psychological benefits to the child and financial benefits to the community of supporting parents to care for their children, the policy for forcing solo parents into work is, in my view, dangerou

I 've noticed a lot of Either/Or assumptions being made in the debate over free healthy school meals. Either it's the Parents responsibility Or it's the State's responsibility.

You're 7 years old. It's winter. You haven't had breakfast and you're hungry. What do you want to hear?

"Why doesn't your Mum feed you in the morning? I hope you're not going to grow up to be a bad parent like her?"

If Parliament was a school how would you rate it? Here's my assessment.

You can watch my 2011 documentary INSIDE CHILD POVERTY for free using the links below.


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Simon Wilson speaking on Radio New Zealand picked Inside Child Poverty as one of the years television highlights, Calls it "the most outstanding single hour on television this year".

Every three days a baby dies in New Zealand that might have lived had it been born in any of the Scandinavian countries or Singapore or Japan.


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'.