Can we fix it – Poverty WeekCan we fix it – Poverty Week

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Oxfam's research earlier this year showed that New Zealand’s two richest men owned the same wealth as the poorest 30 percent. Executive director of Oxfam New Zealand Rachael Le Mesurier says the story of wealth inequality is a story of the super-rich, as new wealth created in each year continues to be concentrated among the already extremely wealthy. She says this is not a sign of success, but of economic failure, and outlines what we can do about it.

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Auckland, move aside. Indemic director Nick Jones makes the case for why small-town New Zealand is deserving of the same urban design treatment as big cities - and why this is important when it comes to social equality.

Green Rush

In our new series covering the budding cannabis market, Idealog has reached out to companies who are poised to launch into what is predicted to be a billion-dollar market in New Zealand. Standing at the forefront is social enterprise Hikurangi Cannabis, but it won’t just be another marijuana plant: it plans to be a forestry of health, sustainability, local community and Kaupapa. We talk to Manu Caddie, managing director of Hikurangi Enterprises, (HEL) about his plans to enrich the community by restoring jobs and Maori values on New Zealand's East Coast.

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While the world may sometimes feel like it’s going to hell in a handbasket, Sam Stubbs believes saving can help reduce poverty and social inequality - and believes it's something that could benefit Aotearoa, too.

Raison d’être

A new initiative that offers affordable kitchen space and a mentoring programme is about a whole lot more than helping food and beverage businesses thrive – it’s also about promoting a sustainable food and business ecosystem and encouraging healthier communities. Say hello to The Kitchen Project, a story which we're republishing this as part of our Poverty Week pop-up.

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Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines and it continues to push society forward. So, in a pop-up week called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will look at one of New Zealand's problems – poverty and inequality – and the homegrown businesses doing their bit to tackle it. Here's a look at how the Ngā Tangata Microfinance Trust is helping those on low incomes get access to safe, fair and affordable credit.

Poverty Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines and it continues to push society forward. So, in a pop-up week called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will look at one of New Zealand's problems – poverty and inequality – and the homegrown businesses doing their bit to tackle it. Here's a look at some organisations working to make a difference.

Poverty Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines and it continues to push society forward. So, in a pop-up week called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will look at one of New Zealand's problems – poverty and inequality – and the homegrown businesses doing their bit to tackle it. Here's how prefab building can help when it comes to issues of housing inequality.

Poverty Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines and it continues to push society forward. So, in a pop-up week called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will look at one of New Zealand's problems – poverty and inequality – and the homegrown businesses doing their bit to tackle it. Here's how the Southern Initiative is helping South Auckland families, creating new jobs, and supporting new businesses.

Poverty Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines and it continues to push society forward. So, in a pop-up week called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will look at one of New Zealand's problems – poverty and inequality – and the homegrown businesses doing their bit to tackle it.