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Rich and poor (1st of 2)

Rich and poor

Since the 1970s there has been increasing evidence of the disparities in income between the rich and poor in New Zealand society. This mansion near Te Puke was built on the income from growing kiwifruit – the vines are evident in the foreground.

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Brian Easton, 'Economy - Workers and incomes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Brian Easton, updated 1 Sep 2016