Klipspringer: Interesting that 66% of voters in this opinion poll define poverty in NZ as:
"Having a job but not being able to afford basic goods"
Does anybody know the actual New Zealand definition for poverty?
In some cases that's quite a true statistic if your on the minimum wage of $13.75 per hour before tax child support and student loan repayments if have them
by the time you pay for fuel power rent phone as much as 90% of your pay check has gone and out of the 10% left over you have to buy food put money aside for vehicle maintenance/rego/wof school fees clothing doctors visits etc etc etc.....
which could be alleviated by the govt taking gst off of fresh veg, fruit, meat, milk/butter and bread
also if your on any type of benefit you should not have sky tv which is so common now it's not funny just take a drive through most of the so-called economically challenged areas of your town and count how many sky dishes or UHF aerials you see and maybe only 10% of those are for freeview or on recycling day take a look and see how many houses are putting out multiple boxes of empty booze bottles/cans so money meant for feeding your child is being wasted on your unnecessary wants