Not bad eh? 5th on prosperity index

More good news for the government, that despite the claims of the opposition things are actually going pretty well for us kiwis.

The NZ Herald reports:

New Zealand has been rated the fifth most prosperous nation to live in, according to an international report.

Click here to see the report

The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index ranks 142 nations on their “wealth and wellbeing” in eight categories, including health, education, safety and security, and economy. 

New Zealand scored in the top 20 for all categories, coming out fifth overall, but slipped two places since the last Legatum Prosperity Index was published in 2009.

The report’s publishers said one of the largest shifts between the two reports was in the safety and security category, where New Zealand dropped from eighth to 15th place. This was “due to increases in demographic pressures, human immigration and group grievances”.

The Legatum Prosperity Index is published by the London-based Legatum Institute, which provides research on different economic and social issues around the world.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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