New Zealanders are paying millions of dollars for often
useless warranties and unjustifiable repair bills. Ignorance
of consumer rights is the key culprit. But so too is
long-awaited consumer law change. Bruce Munro
Could the Government's push for universities to fuel a
prosperous knowledge economy undermine their potential to
realise that dream? Steven Joyce says an emphatic no. But not
everyone is so sure. Bruce Munro investigates.
Labour Day has been our way of celebrating, or ignoring,
the successes of united workers for the past 123 years. Now
the trade union movement's battle for employee rights has a
new front line: precarious work. Bruce Munro takes a look at
the ongoing struggle.
Volunteers like Paul Rogers, who this weekend begins his
second stint of unpaid work in Africa, typify a central tenet
of ''the New Zealand way''. But Kiwi expressions of altruism
are undergoing some significant shifts, Bruce Munro
Thursday marks World Sight Day, spotlighting the estimated
300 million people globally living with blindness and vision
impairment. Bruce Munro talks to That Blind Woman, Julie
Woods, and borrows her white cane for a few hours.