Issue 59

Radical changes to the Resource Management Act

For the first time, a government has proposed changes to the heart of the Resource Management Act, writes Tom Bennion. There have been many changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 over the past few terms of government. Both Labour and National and their various coalition partners have claimed that the Act doesn’t work fast…

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When and why credit checks fail

“It was only a little default.” But every year some whānau can’t buy a car, take out HP, rent a whare or even sometimes get a job thanks to black marks on their credit files. Does that include your whānau? Virtually every whānau member has a credit file held by the reference agencies Veda Advantage,…

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A sense of purpose

A conversation with historian Ann Parsonson about her life and work makes it clear that she was always destined to work on the Ngāi Tahu Claim. Kaituhituhi Tony Bridge reports in the second of our series on the historians who played an integral part in the Claim. Ann Parsonson was born and brought up in…

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From tech hero to Xero

Technology entrepreneur Rod Drury, who has just been announced as EY Entrepreneur of the Year, is building in confidence, networks, and ideas that start local and end up global. The straight talker from Havelock North discusses his Ngāi Tahu roots and business philosophy with kaituhituhi Matt Philp. In the New Zealand business scene, Xero chief…

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