November 24-30 Issue 3785by Listener Archive
<h3>COVER STORY</h3> <h4>Crackdown - how officials are swooping on family trusts</h4>
Crackdown - how officials are swooping on family trusts
Ruth Laugesen reports on how the Government are tightening screws on recovering rest home costs, with family trusts set up decades ago now considered fair game. Also in this issue, Karl du Fresne reports on the reviewing of New Zealand's constitution; Jenny Macintyre speaks with a former Kiwi high-flyer about his new mission in rapidly changing Myanmar; Jane Clifton reports on Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap that has come to Wellington; and Guyon Espiner speaks with outspoken talkback host and sometime politician John Tamihere. He has travelled a rocky road, but now he's back again tilting at Labour windmills.
As a result of growing concern over the welfare of pugs, British and French bulldogs, Trade Me has announced they're banning the sale of these breeds.Read more
NZ has an unregulated puppy-breeding industry where unscrupulous operators can flourish, so why aren’t we following the lead of overseas governments?Read more
Politicians from at home and abroad are reaching out to offer congratulations to the Prime Minister mum-to-be.Read more
New Zealand’s newly minted PM and bizarrely cool and normal lady Jacinda Ardern has announced that she and partner Clarke Gayford are expecting a babyRead more