Let’s Stop Throwing Good People On The Scrapheap?

Let’s Stop Throwing Good People On The Scrapheap?

This week Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday. Nothing unusual in that I hear you say. And you’re right. People, including working people, turn 70 every day. What is unusual is that Prince Charles, at 70 years of age, still hasn’t commenced the job he’s spent...
Can We Be A Better Tourism Destination?

Can We Be A Better Tourism Destination?

I think we live in the best country in the world. Our lifestyle takes a lot of beating. We’re close to the oceans and the mountains. And our distance from the rest of the world is now an advantage rather than a curse. I’ve just spent two weeks travelling in France....
Is That Inflation I See In My Beer?

Is That Inflation I See In My Beer?

A couple of weeks ago I went out and joined some mates for an end of week drink on Friday night. Nothing unusual in that, I hear you say. Correct.   I bought a round of drinks. Four beers to be exact. It cost $48.20. Yup, 12.05 each. That caught me by surprise. A year...
Wages Must Represent Value Rather Than Fairness

Wages Must Represent Value Rather Than Fairness

One thing you can bet on. The arrival of a Labour government will inevitably bring cries for higher wages. And so it has been in New Zealand during the last 9 months. As a result we have seen a plan to rapidly increase the minimum wage and the newly empowered union...