29 days ago

Where is your favourite place to shop for second-hand clothes?

Samantha Gee Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Recycled clothing store Godzilla opened in Bridge St earlier this month after Savemart moved into Trafalgar St in December. Clothing is one of the fastest growing causes of waste in New Zealand and consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impacts of fast fashion.

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9 hours ago

The Great Tax Robbery

Tony from Tahunanui

The Great Tax Robbery

If you are able to save from your salary or wages you are being robbed – not by the banks but by the government.
Once you have, say, $1000 saved you may prefer to risk it on the share market but until you do the following happens (using current BNZ rates as it is our biggest bank but use your own figures, it does not change the story):
$1000 invested at 2.6% for 12 months gains $26 interest. Tax (at 30%) takes $7.80 leaving a new total of $1018.20 which ‘looks like’ profit of $18.20 BUT IS NOT.
With inflation (around) 2% though the real value, the purchasing power, of your original $1000 PLUS that interest (1018.20 x 0.98) is now only $997.84
Your $1000 (in terms of what it can buy) has lost money and the Government has taxed your losses – this only happens to savers, generally working people and the retired, not rich investors.

8 hours ago

Under new rules, landlords would have to give a reason for evicting tenants

Amy Ridout Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A bill that will revamp the rules for New Zealand's residential tenancy market has been introduced to Parliament.

One of the changes is to require landlords to give a reason for evicting tenants, if they give 90 days' notice. Under the current rules, no reason is required.

Do you think landlords should have to give a reason to evict tenants? Have you ever been evicted without reason?

7 hours ago

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