New Zealand’s Labour Cost Index showed a 2.4% wage increase last year. But when you set that against an inflation increase of 4.9% over the same period, in real terms the average New Zealander took a 2.5% pay cut. In a tight labour market, we should in theory all be marching into our boss’s office and asking for a raise – so why isn’t this happening?
Judith Collins is out as leader of the opposition after a spectacularly messy 24 hours of politics. But who’ll replace her? And what about all the other quite important things this saga has overshadowed? The Gone By Lunchtime team assembles for an emergency edition of the podcast.
Lillian has a 50% chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease that runs in her family. Now she has a decision to make: get tested and find out, or continue to live on in the unknown.
Musician TEEKS tells us about finding his voice through kapa haka, learning a valuable money lesson, the Adele album that holds a special place in his heart and more. This episode of FIRST was made with the support of NZ On Air.
Did you know only 4% of the internet is discoverable through Google search? The rest is what’s know as the deep web, and beyond that there’s the dark web. What is it, why was it created and who uses it?
Have you ever wondered why platforms don’t get shut down when they host extremist content, why Twitter doesn’t get sued every time someone spreads misinformation, or how sites like 4Chan can even exist? It’s because of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – or the 26 words that created the internet.
One of the biggest lies on the internet has to be “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions.” And who can blame us when it would take an average of 76 working days to read all the privacy policies we come across on the internet each year?