Monthly Archives: August 2015

Midwives and pay equity: actually, it *is* sexism.

In the news over the weekend: midwives are taking a pay equity case. Midwives drop bombshell with court action over pay discrimination College chief executive Karen Guilliland said discrimination against midwives had actually worsened. “This claim has been almost 20 … Continue reading

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I hope IRD is looking at this

Reported in the New Zealand Herald this morning, a house which has changed hands changed hands four times in three months, and made money every time. Sold four times in three months – price jumps $84,000 We don’t know how … Continue reading

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Another tax increase, but it won’t be happening any time soon

Goods and Services Tax is a tax on consumption in New Zealand. It ought to be imposed on all goods and services as they cross the border, but in practice, it’s not, because often the cost of collecting the tax … Continue reading

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