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Background stories that help fill-in-the-gaps

Stories that are insightful. Stories that give you and me a bit more understanding of the world we live in. Stories that usually won’t appear in our newspapers or electronic media – but nevertheless have a certain ‘currency’ to them. These are the stories that fill-in-the-gaps and complete our picture of what is happening, and why.

I wish you good reading,

-Frank Macskasy

PS: If you feel that there should be a story added here, please feel free to leave a comment, with an appropriate link. Thank you.

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A moment in history…

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Radio NZ, “Nine To Noon” with Kathryn Ryan; “Raising the pension age”

Kerry McDonald Former head of the Government’s Savings Working Group, former chairman of the BNZ and managing director of Comalco New Zealand; Michael Littlewood Co-Director, Auckland University’s Retirement Policy and Research Centre and Professor Chris Cunningham Director, Research Centre for Maori Health & Development, Massey University Wellington.

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The Great Prosperity 1947-1979 --- The Great Regression 1980 - Now

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  1. Deborah Taylor
    27 October 2014 at 9:41 am

    Such extortion when one reads the breakdown of a electicity account! I live alone, am on a benefit due to a health condition, I am frugal with using power…a 23 day account arrived two days ago, it is $151.15 incl. Yet the graph shows my actual energy use was only 42.76%..the rest is made up of charges, service, metering blah blah blah. It is legal theft.
    So if my power use is about $70 how on earth can they justify such huge admin.etc costs??

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