The car-ownership figure will also be distorted by how poor the public transport is in most places in NZ. At least the larger urban centres with some decent provision of public transport can allow people to dispense with car-ownership. Not so easy in almost any rural setting.
That link about Metiria Turei seems to be mis-represented. She's only asking that the Race Relations Conciliator do some investigating which is not the same as 'demanding prosecution'.
(Apologies if I have missed something in my quick once-through of the linked post.)
It’s yet another symptom of the nation being run from a golf cart on a country club green, instead of Parliament.
Me & my golf buddies reject your portrayal of golf. None of us would run the country in as authoritarian and right-of-centre manner.
Besides, you'd get shot for taking your golf cart onto 1 of the greens.
Maybe we just don't all earn enough - well, most of us.
If you restrict that to money that is truly 'earned', then I think it is a fair proposition & doesn't need the final caveat.
Get all that un-earned income out of the equation - that actual workers are not paid well enough.
I'm not really a session drinker (any more) so the couple I had were just fine - reasonable level of hoppiness & a nice smooth finish.
Maybe it is a result of their name being given to a beer - I think it was a Hallertau brew - and it was nice beer, too.
Craig, you beat me to it on the "where are the parents" angle.
If parents were able/enlightened enough to discuss age-appropriate(?) sexual matters with their progeny from the get-go I think the children will be in a much better state to weather the 'sexualisation storm'.
Caveat: A non-breeder, but savvy & loving uncle, speaking
Thanks Lilith. I kinda see what he's on about now, but does he really believe that? It just seems that he has a completely strange idea of what the population thinks they pay tax for.
It never occurred to me that my tax was anything other than a means for the government to provide the necessary education, health & social welfare provisions of the population for whom it works. With a little to subsidise Bellamys, pay for a toy army, etc.
I don't have a clue what he's* going on about with that
Taxes are an insurance premium
line. Can anyone explain it to me?
*English, not Sacha
I lived through most of the Thatcher years in the UK and can't think of anything nice to say about her. A nasty selfish idealogue who fostered division and drove a wedge between people, fractured British society in ways that left scars that still haven't healed.
She & her policies were responsible for hastening the widening of the gap between rich & poor, have and have-not.
My 1st thought on hearing of her death was Hoo-fucking-rah.