Here is the link to the newsletter issued by Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, in a new format.
A married Christchurch woman says it is “ridiculous” she is paid less New Zealand Superannuation than someone who is single and living with another adult.
A married person gets a pension of $817.32 a fortnight, before tax, compared with the $990.20 received by a person sharing with someone who is not their spouse or partner.
“I have a friend who isn't in a relationship, but she's sharing a house, and they share all the expenses, and she's going to end up getting $172.88 more than me a fortnight which is just plain wrong,” said Daphne, who did not want her last name used for privacy concerns.
The combined fortnightly payment for a couple is $1634.64.
The Ministry of Social Development said people in a relationship were more likely to share a wider range of costs and resources than a single person living with another adult.
Read the full story here and tell us what you think in the comments below.
Together we stand to keep
prices to be Down!👇👇 Wednesday and Thursday while stock last.
2a Leacroft st Bishopdale.
Carrots 88c kg
Broccoli 88c each!
Nz oranges $2.48kg
Lots more deals in store!
Come on in and see the friendly team, where price's are down to make you happy.😁😁😁👍
Knitting needles are clicking across our villages and the wider community for the Yuri Bear project🐻❤️.
We’re aiming to knit 20,000 teddy bears for children displaced as a result of turmoil in their country.
We’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far, but 20,000 bears is no small ask!
If you can knit, know someone who can or would like to find out how you can help, please click on the link below.