Debt is an omnipresent reality in modern societies. Whether it is consumer debt, student loans, or government debt, many people and institutions are burdened by it. The burden of debt can have severe consequences for individuals and communities, leading to bankruptcy, homelessness, and even political instability. Debt forgiveness is an
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This article discusses the pressing issue of debt in New Zealand, particularly among women, Māori/Pacific individuals, and young adults. With high-interest rates and unregulated “buy now pay later” schemes, borrowers can easily fall into a cycle of debt..
Literature reviews in research are critical. They pinpoint knowledge gaps, direct future research, and come in different shapes and sizes. Understanding their purpose, structure, and types is crucial for achieving desired results.
Food security in New Zealand is a critical issue; with income inequality, poverty and persistent hunger continuing to be a problem, foodshare programs are becoming
The debate surrounding increasing the minimum wage in New Zealand is ongoing and far-reaching. On the one hand, increasing wages could provide a much needed
The cost of living in New Zealand is an issue that must be addressed if we are to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for all. To combat…
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans play a vital role in ensuring that community programs in New Zealand are effective and achieve their desired outcomes. M&E
Since the early 2000s, Pacific research has made its way into government policy and programming. Ministries have even adopted Pacific specific research guidelines such as
Cultural reports are contextual essays outlining the personal background of a defendant. The content of a cultural report may include but aren’t limited to childhood history, whakapapa/genealogy, education, employment history, and overall comments about the defendant’s character as a person.
Although many of us live the reality of the increased cost of living and the rapidly rising cost of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand, very few of us are aware of the numbers behind this lived reality. Despite our global reputation, Aotearoa New Zealand is becoming an increasingly inequitable society.