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Energy is an essential service, whānau need it for their health wellbeing and social participation. Clear protections to ensure all whānau can readily access the energy they need under fair arrangements are critical to wellbeing in our communities as our energy system transitions. We strongly support...

The team at North Shore Budget Service. From left: Bryce Diaz, Drew Glucina, Keith Adams, Christine Watson, Abid Al -Atafi and Nick Handey The latest lockdown has been tough for many whānau in Aotearoa, and those in Auckland are especially feeling the pinch. North Shore Budget Service...

Irresponsible lending from internet and phone providers for unaffordable products and services is a systemic issue that has been regularly raised with FinCap by financial mentors. FinCap generally supports the recommendations made by the Commerce Commission Draft report to the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum Inc. on...

Overwhelming bombardment via phone calls, texts, emails and in-person visits as well as unpredictable yet substantial fees have been revealed among a range of harmful practices from debt collectors.  This is one of the findings of the Debt Collection in Aotearoa from the perspective of financial mentors report from Victoria University senior lecturer...

In this extended article Victoria University senior lecturer Victoria Stace explores evidence of harrasment by debt collectors in Aotearoa and the case for adopting Australia’ approach to preventing the issue.  A shorter journal article version was also published in the New Zealand Business Law Quarterly in 2020 and titled: Debt Collection in New Zealand: Enlivening the Prohibition Against...

This report prepared by researchers at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington provides an April 2019 snapshot of the system in Aotearoa for enforcing laws relating to high-cost lending. It then compares this to approaches in other jurisdictions.  We acknowledge the support of the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation which made this work possible.  Stace, Victoria and Chan, Emily,...

This report prepared by researchers at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington provides a an August 2019 snapshot of the Aotearoa’s key issues around debt collection. It then compares our systems for addressing these issues to approaches in other jurisdictions.  We acknowledge the support of the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation which...