Shining Happy People

NZ was ranked 15th happiest nation overall in a World Values Survey of over 65 countries – ahead of the US (16th), Australia (20th) and the UK (24th). The study is a global examination of sociological and political change conducted by an international team of social scientists every four years, one part of which assesses how satisfied people are with their lives. This year’s results – published in New Scientist – found that Nigeria had the highest ratio of happy people, followed by Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador and Puerto Rico.


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Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Review: Marilyn Waring The Political Years

Marilyn Waring’s forensic record of her Parliamentary career (Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Bridget Williams Books) is a layered work, a primer in the travails of Aotearoa’s…