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Richest 1% of Kiwis bagged 28% of all wealth created last year –Oxfam

Posted by te2ataria on January 22, 2018

Poorest 30% of the NZers, 1.4 million people, barely got 1 per cent of wealth in 2017

“A staggering 28 per cent of all wealth created in New Zealand in 2017 went to the richest 1 per cent of Kiwis. While the 1.4 million people who make up the poorest 30 per cent of the population got barely 1 per cent,” according to new research released by Oxfam today.

The research also reveals that 90 per cent of New Zealand owns less than half the nations wealth.

“The full report, called Reward Work, Not Wealth and released at 1pm this afternoon, will reveal how the global economy enables a wealthy elite to continue to accumulate vast wealth while hundreds of millions of people struggle to survive on poverty pay. It will reveal how globally big business and the extremely wealthy are fuelling the inequality crisis by avoiding taxes, driving down wages for their workers and the prices paid to producers, and investing less in their business, say Oxfam.

“Last year, Oxfam’s research revealed two New Zealand men owned more wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the adult population; this startling statistic remains the same. Graeme Hart, New Zealand’s richest man, has increased his fortune by US$3.1 billion in 2017 to US$9.5 billion (up from $US6.4 in 2016).”

Super-rich got 82% of ALL wealth created last year – poorest half of world got nothing

Richest 1% of the global population received 82% of the ALL wealth generated in 2017, while the poorest half, 3.7 billion people,  got nothing, according to a new Oxfam report released today. The report is being launched as political and business elites gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • 2017 saw an unprecedented increase in the number of billionaires, at a rate of one every two days. Billionaire wealth has risen by an average of 13 per cent a year since 2010 – six times faster than the wages of ordinary workers, which have risen by a yearly average of just 2 per cent.
  • It takes just four days for a CEO from one of the top five global fashion brands to earn what a Bangladeshi garment worker will earn in her entire lifetime. In the US, it takes slightly over one working day for a CEO to earn what an ordinary worker makes in a year.
  • It would cost $2.2 billion a year to increase the wages of all 2.5 million Vietnamese garment workers to a living wage. This is about a third of the amount paid out to wealthy shareholders by the top 5 companies in the garment sector last year.

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Racism in New Zealand

Tourist assaulted for trying to stop racist attack in Wanaka

Aussie tourist assaulted when he intervened to stop racial abuse of Indian man
Wanaka Police are appealing for sightings of black Mazda ute following an assault at Puzzling World on Saturday afternoon (20 January). At around 3.30pm three men assaulted an Australian tourist when he intervened in what appeared to be a racially targeted verbal altercation. He was checked by medical professionals following the attack and was thankfully not seriously injured. The man who was being racially abused has not been identified, he is believed to be of Indian descent. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/appeal-information-following-assault-wanaka

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Violent Crimes in NZ

Stabbings

Man critically injured in Picton Ave Stabbing, Christchurch
Monday, 22 January 2018 – Canterbury
“Police are investigating after a man was assaulted at an address on Picton Ave, Riccarton, around 1:00pm this afternoon. The man is believed to have been stabbed and has been taken to hospital with critical injuries. Fire and Emergency NZ were also called to the address after a minor fire was reported at the same house.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/man-critically-injured-picton-ave-incident-christchurch

Double Fatality in House Fire

Fatal Dunedin house fire
Monday, 22 January 2018 – Southern
“Police are working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand to determine the cause of a fatal house fire in Wesley Street, Dunedin this morning. Emergency services were called to the fire at around 5.20am. Tragically, we found two occupants deceased in the house.  We are working to formally identify the two deceased and inform family members.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-dunedin-house-fire

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Latest horrific deaths, injuries… [reported toll only!]

Proudly Killed in New Zealand – Running Road Toll (2018)

56. Fatal crash, Rerewhakaaitu, Bay of Plenty
Monday, 22 January 2018 – 7:56pm – [Bay of Plenty of Deaths]
“At 6:53pm tonight Police were called to a crash between a car and a logging truck on Ash Pit Road, Rerewhakaaitu, Bay of Plenty. The driver of the car has died at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured in the crash.”
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/fatal-crash-rerewhakaaitu-bay-plenty

Advanced Statistical Analysis:

Road Crash Victim No. 57 has not been identified by police.

  • No of road fatalities reported by police so far this year: 28
  • No of victims statistically resurrected by Ministry of Transport (MoT): 28 – 22 =

Ministry of Resurrection fake road toll. As of this morning (January 22, 2018), only 22 fatalities have been registered. Source of the officially-doctored data: http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/roadtoll/

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More Mayhem on NZ Roads

Road-rage link to Serbian migrant’s murder
“Christopher Vujcich, 58, died in Bay of Islands Hospital on Saturday morning, after he was confronted by a man on Kowhai Ave, Kaikohe, just after 9.30pm on Friday.”
“Meanwhile, a Kerikeri man is in custody and police are looking for another after a serious assault early on Sunday. A 24-year-old Kerikeri man was taken to Bay of Islands Hospital with a suspected broken jaw and other injuries.”
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11979653

Driver flees after car crashes into Palmerston house
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11979436

Two crashes: car rolls outside Tauranga Hospital and car hits barrier on SH2
The driver and two children were in Accident and Emergency at Tauranga Hospital but their conditions were unknown [As per usual.]
Meanwhile, one lane of State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Katikati is blocked after a car hit a barrier. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11979197

One person critical and one seriously hurt after car hits power pole in Masterton
One person is critically injured and another seriously injured after a crash involving a car and a power pole in Masterton, near Wellington. This crash follows another earlier today in which a motorcyclist was critically injured after crashing into a fence on State Highway 2 at Mangatawhiri in the Waikato.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11979347

One taken to hospital after Karangahake gorge crash near Waihi, road reopened
One person has been taken to Thames Hospital in a moderate condition after a crash in the Karangahake Gorge this afternoon.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11979229

One critical after crash at Mangatawhiri, Waikato
A motorcyclist is critically hurt after crashing into a fence on State Highway 2 at Mangatawhiri, in Waikato.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11979189

 

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