Who should pay for your retirement?


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Retirement Commissioner Dianne Maxwell is at Auckland’s LynnMall shopping centre asking passers-by to indicate who they think will pay their bills after retirement. 

It looks worse than it is, as people are offered two balls and this is reflected in “me” and “the government” getting the most ‘votes’.

It shows that no matter what, New Zealanders are still expecting their government to pay their bills right up to their expiry date.

But I worry about the “My Children” box.  There are some people going to be deeply disappointed.

The ideal position for all of us would be a population that puts two balls in the ‘me’ box.


– photo: Jane Luscome

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