In the media

2018

Tauranga Council adopts living wage direct employees, 19 September

Ngai Tahu backs Living Wage, September 18

Another Tekapo business joins living wage movement, September 11

Wellington City Council first to pay a Living Wage, Newshub, September 4,2018

wellington-city-council-gets-living-wage-accreditation, September 3

Christchurch City Council moves to extend living wage, August 28

Working Poor in a Job but unable to Make Ends Meet - July 1 2018

Living Wage, by Bryan Gould, June 23 2018

All public servants to earn at least a Living Wage, June 13, 2018

Hutt City Council votes to pay staff a Living Wage - June 6, 2018

Westerns Springs High School becomes first NZ high school to adopt Living Wage - May 30, 2018

Five small businesses explain why they pay a Living Wage, April 16 2018

$20.55 - the 2018 Living Wage rate - 4 April 2018

City Guard Security announces Living Wage - March 22, 2018

2017

A Living Wage - the difference your pay rate makes - 6 November (Scoop)

Vector comes on board as accredited Living Wage Employer - 6 November (Scoop)

Economists call for greater living wage uptake - 30 October (RNZ) 

Cleaners shouldn't be 'undervalued' says living wage employer - 29 October (RNZ)

Living Wage doesn't kill jobs it creates them - 14 September (Newsroom)

Hamilton politicians perspectives on the Living Wage - 12 September (Waikato Times)

Who is New Zealand's precariat? - 8 September (RNZ)

 Majority of NZ businesses would pay a Living Wage: survey - 23 August (NZ Herald)

 It's time the Government paid a Living Wage - 22 August (Stuff Nation)

Your university, pay and the Living Wage - 15 August (Stuff Education)

Living Wage adopted for Christchurch Council workers - 3 August (RNZ)

Christchurch adopts the Living Wage - 2 August (Newstalk ZB)

Campaigners push for Christchurch City Living Wage - 27 July (The Press)

Christchurch Council to decide whether to adopt the Living Wage - 27 July (Newstalkzb)

Living Wage 101 - here's what you need to know - 24 July (The AM Show)

Living Wage Vote hits Christchurch - 24 July (NZCityNews)

Economist: Living Wage a 'win-win-win' for all - 23 July (NZ Herald)

Wellington Council workers to receive Living Wage - 30 June (Inclean Magazine)

Oxfam chief calls on NZ to do more to tackle global poverty - June 10 (TVNZ)

Wellington City Councils steps up Living Wage campaign to cover more staff - June 8 (NZ Herald)

Council workers 'rapt' at Living Wage victory - June 2 (Radio NZ)

Auckland Council votes in favour of a Living Wage for staff - June 1 (One News)

Council votes to introduce Living Wage - June 1 (Newsie)

Auckland Council votes to introduce the Living Wage - June 1 (Radio NZ)

Living Wage Supporter: 'I know what it's like to struggle' - May 16 (NZ Herald)

E tū urges Christchurch City Council to pay staff a Living Wage - May 15 2017 (The Press)

Council denies workers a Living Wage - May 9 (Wanganui Chronicle)

Nearly one in ten Tauranga Council workers paid less than Living Wage rate of $20.20 per hour May 6 2017 (Bay of Plenty Times)

Nelson City Council to consider introducing Living Wage during annual plan - May 2nd (Nelson Mail)

Kedgley slams regional council for 'double standards' during debate on living wage - April 5 (DominionPost)

Greater Wellington Regional Council staff in line to receive Living Wage this year - April 3 (DominionPost)

Exclusive: Wellington Council cleaners get a Living Wage - April 2 (NZ Herald)

Campaigners confident Auckland Council will introduce a Living Wage - March 27 (NewstalkZB)

Lower Hutt Council backs Living Wage - March 16 2017

What the Living Wage Movement means for your company - February 2017 (HRM Online TV)

Living Wage rises amid call to do away with the minimum - 21 February 2017 (Stuff.co.nz)

Living Wage' to go up 40 cents to $20.20 per hour - 21 February 2017 (One News)

Living Wage to rise as costs go up - 21 February 2017 (NZ Herald)

Living Wage boosted to $20.20 per hour - 21 February 2017 (Newstalk ZB)

New Zealand's new official Living Wage - 21 February 2017 (Newshub)

Living Wage put at $20.20 per hour - 21 February 2017 (Radio NZ)

What is fair pay in NZ? Mark Sainsbury talks to Prof Jane Parker - 21 February 2017 (Radio Live)

What does the Living Wage mean for workers and employers? - 21 February 2017 (Stuff.co.nz)

 

 

2016

Wellington aims to become NZ's first Living Wage Council - 9 December 2016 (Newstalk ZB)

Three Wellington mayoral candidates commit to paying staff a living wage - 2 September 2016 (Stuff.co.nz)

Auckland mayoral candidates gagged - 1 September 2016 (NZ Herald)

B-Side Stories: Lyndy from Living Wage Aotearoa - 22 July 2016 (Soundcloud)

Living Wage: Radio NZ interview with Deborah Littman - 11 July 2016 (Radio NZ)

Council decision to not raise wages called out by the Timaru Budget Advisory Trust - 6 July 2016 (Timaru Herald/Stuff.co.nz)

Living Wage rate for cleaners not justified without qualifications: CrestClean Boss - 4 July (Stuff.co.nz)

Living Wage rises, but Christchurch City Council negotiating with top earners first - 1 July 2016 (Stuff.co.nz)

Christchurch City Council urged to prioritise living wage - 1 July 2016 (Newstalk ZB)

Minimum wage 'doesn't really cut it' - 1 July 2016 (Radio NZ)

Full list of Living Wage employers revealed - 1 July 2016 (HRM New Zealand)

Living wage move applauded - 29 June 2016 (Rotorua Daily Post/NZ Herald)

Living Wage gaining momentum in Nelson - 18 May 2016 (Radio NZ)

Business group ditches legal challenge to council living wage - 13 May 2016 (Checkpoint Radio NZ)

Wellington City Council and Chamber of Commerce both claim living wage victory - 13 May 2016 (Stuff.co.nz)

Alliance of community groups join for Hutt Valley Living Wage push - 17 March 2016 (Dominion Post/Stuff.co.nz)

Minimum wage - How high is too high? - 6 March 2016 (Radio NZ)

Editorial: Council churlish on living wage - 5 March 2016 (Dominion Post/Stuff.co.nz)

Catriona MacLennan: The hypocrisy of the Auckland Council - 3 March 2016 (NZ Herald)

Living wage support growing - 4 March 2016 (Radio Waatea)

Auckland Council and the living wage - 1 March 2016 (Radio NZ)

Darryl Evans on living wage - 1 March 2016 (Newshub/Paul Henry)

Minimum pay, Living Wage gap 'growing' - 29 February 2016 (Newshub)

New Zealand living wage rate of $19.80 to kick in July 1 - 29 February 2016 (Stuff.co.nz)

Laila Harre's restaurant workers will be paid a 'living wage' - 29 February 2016 (NZ Herald)

Living Wage is affordable for Auckland Council - 17 February 2016 (Living Wage Movement Aotearoa NZ Media release)

Karen Pattie: Work vs benefit - living wage needs to be adopted - 25 January 2016 (NZ Herald)

Porirua City Council to consider living wage again - January 19 2016 (Dominion Post/Stuff.co.nz)

 

2015  

Neglecting child poverty is 'not who we are as a nation' - 15 December 2015 (One News)

Wellington City Council extends living wage to security guards - 29 October 2015 (Radio NZ)

City council's high salaries give the lie to Living Wage fears - 28 October 2015 (Dominion Post/Stuff.co.nz)

City council move on living wage is modest and sensible - 30 October 2015 (Dominion Post/Stuff.co.nz)

MPOWER Newsletter - Research on Living Wage - Volume 2 Issue 3 September 2015 (Opinion piece by Convenor, Annie Newman)

Selwyn Village targeted by living wage campaign - 5 August 2015 (NZ Herald)

Housing too pricey for working poor - 9 July 2015 (Radio NZ)

Tuaropaki Trust becomes first Living Wage NZ accredited Māori business employer - 2 July 2015 (Te Karere TVNZ on Youtube)

Marchers Rally for Wellington City Council living wage - 24 June 2014 (Dominion Post/Stuff.co.nz)

Council vetoes living wage plan - 27 April 2015 (NZ Herald)

Living Wage increase 'small' compared to CEO pay hike - 25 February 2015 (TV3 - Firstline) 

What is the Living Wage? - 24 February 2015 (Radio NZ)

Living Wage gives chance to lead decent family life - 25 February 2015 (Dominion Post/Stuff.co.nz)

  

2014

Study aims to find a human impact of living wage - 1 October 2014 (Massey University)

Unison and Church of England reach landmark agreement to bring living wage to all schools - 16 September 2014 (ACNS)

Leaders would struggle on low incomes - 15 September 2014 (Radio New Zealand)

1780 Auckland Council staff earning over $100k - 15 September 2014 (NZ Herald)

Lucy Lawless: Hungry children - the hidden toll - 12 September 2014 (NZ Herald)

Majority of small firms paying a living wage in Northern Ireland - 10 September 2014 (Belfast Telegraph)

Woes of a minimum wage felt by family - 4 September 2014 (Stuff)

Meet the woman behind Ikea's living wage calculator - 6 August 2014 (Marketplace)

Too many Kiwis not on a Living Wage - 6 August 2014 (Stuff)

Living Wage very much on the menu - 24 July 2014 (Dominion Post) 

Security boss pays Living Wage - 3 July 2014 (Stuff)

Over 20 businesses now Living Wage employers - 1 July 2014 (TVNZ)

Cafe leads way with 'Living Wage' - 1 July 2014 (Manawatu Standard)

Q&A| James Crow on the Living Wage - 20 June 2014 (IMPOLITIKAL)

Raising Minimum Wage Is An Economic And Moral Issue - 13 June 2014 (Rev. Larry Snyder for Huffington Post)

Wardens celebrate life on the living wage - 4 June 2014 (TVNZ)

Vaka Tautua talks about the Living Wage in the latest edition of Spasifik magazine - April 2014

Living Wage Announcement - 17 February 2014

Does Rich-Poor Divide Matter? - 9 February 2014 (Insight Radio New Zealand)

Christchurch City Council consider Living Wage - 4 February 2014

Unions promote 'living wage' - 30 January 2014 (Manawatu Standard)

The argument in support of a living wage - 21 January 2014 (Dominion Post)

 

 

2013 

Living wage provides many benefits - 16 December 2013 (Dominion Post)

Council to pay staff a living wage - 11 December 2013 (Dominion Post)

Council may give more staff living wage - 6 December 2013 (Dominion Post)

Len Brown: Living wage just a start - 11 November 2013 (3 News)

Struggling mum backs Living Wage - 7 August 2013 (Stuff)

Auckland Council considers living wage - 15 March 2013 (Newstalk ZB)

Auckland Council considers offering living wage - 15 March 2013 (One News)

First employer adopts living wage - 15 March 2013 (NZ Herald)

West Auckland Company Champions Living Wage - 13 March 2013 (Scoop)

Company champions living wage - 13 March 2013 (Yahoo News)

New Zealand seems long way from fair day's pay - 05 March 2013 (Dominion Post)

Extra $8 won't make Tony's life any easier - 27 February 2013 (Dominion Post)

How to create a legal mechanism to promote social justice - 27 February 2013 (Werewolf)

Make hard work worth the effort - 22 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

A Living Wage for New Zealand - 19 February 2013 (McGuinness Institute Blog)

Richard Moore: Living wage may stop Kiwi exodus - 19 February 2013 (Bay of Plenty Times)

Moral pressure drives fight for living wage - 18 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

'Living wage' for city? - 18 February 2013 (Waikato Times)

Oram: A living wage is an investment in the future - 17 February 2013 (Stuff)

Demand for help remains high - 15 February 2013 (Timaru Herald)

Editorial: Tough choices in quest for a living wage - 15 February 2013 (Dominion Post)

Living wage? Just a dream - Working poor living 'week by week' - 15 February 2013 (Timaru Herald)

Battle for a living wage: Unionist calls for Auckland wage - 15 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

Shearer shows support for living wage campaign - 14 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

Unions announce $18.40 living wage - 14 February 2013 (Sunlive)

"Govt urged to pay workers living wage - 14 February 2013 (NZ City)

A living wage: There are no reasons not to - 14 February 2013 (pundit)

How to earn a living wage - 14 February 2013 (Stuff - Bull Dust)

It's time for a living wage - NZNO - 14 February 2013 (Scoop)

The "living wage" campaign - 14 February 2013 (Breakfast -TVNZ One)

Green Party supports living wage - 14 February 2013 (Voxy)

New Zealand Living Wage $18.40 an hour - 14 February 2013 (Scoop)

Labour champions the Living Wage - 14 February 2013 (Scoop)

Govt needs to blaze the trail on Living Wage - PSA - 14 February 2013 (Voxy)

NZ Living Wage $18.40 an hour - 14 February 2013 (Voxy)

$18.40 an hour needed for living wage - 14 February 2013 (Dominion Post - Stuff)

Industries quail at pay cost - 14 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

Battle for a living wage: Hard working poor families desperate for a living wage - 14 February 2013(NZ Herald)

Battle for a living wage: Campaigner says mindset shift needed to accompany monetary leap - 14 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

Battle for a living wage: Cities agree to look into higher pay - 14 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

"Calls for living wage after report - 14 February 2013 (3 News)

Report identifies NZ's living wage - 14 February 2013 (One News)

Unions announce $18.40 living wage - 14 February 2013 (Sunlive)

Women tell PM 'Govt must support living wage' - 14 February 2013 (Voxy)

Campaign group proposes $18.40 an hour 'living wage' - 14 February 2013 (Radio NZ)

Living Wage support Living Communities - 13 February 2013 (Scoop - Business)

Christians to encourage payment of living wage - 13 February 2013 (Scoop - Politics)

Health Care Aotearoa Supports Living Wage - 13 February 2013 (Scoop - Community)

Students call for Living Wage - 13 February 2013 (Scoop - Business)

Wesley Community Action support call for living wage - 13 February 2013 (Voxy)

Editorial: Living wage only part of solution - 13 February 2013 (Manawatu Standard)

Battle for a living wage: Ghosts in corridors of power highlight disparities in pay - 13 February 2013(NZ Herald)

Editorial: Living wage only part of solution - 13 February 2013 (Manawatu Standard)

Battle for a living wage: Ghosts in corridors of power highlight disparities in pay - 13 February 2013(NZ Herald)

Battle for a living wage: Govt favours raising minimum wage, says minister - 13 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

What is a "living wage"? - 12 February 2013 (Radio Live)

Mayor pushes to give hundreds a pay increase - 12 February 2013 (Stuff)

'Living wage' campaign support bid - 12 February 2013 (Otago Daily Times)

Editorial: Key to 'living wage' will be equating it with fairness - 12 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

Battle for a living wage: Students obliged to take jobs at well below minimum wage - 12 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

For a living wage - 11 February 2013 (The Standard)

Chris Ford: A living wage is the only way to go! - 11 February 2013 (Voxy)

International campaigner pushes living wage - 11 February 2013 (Radio New Zealand)

Mayor supports living wage for Wellington - 11 February 2013 (Dominion Post)

Unions seek 'living wage' for thousands - 11 February 2013 (3 News)

Growing pressure on big business to offer 'living wage' - 11 February 2013(One News)

Battle for a living wage: A Kiwi bloke can survive on $19 an hour ... yeah right - 11 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

Battle for a living wage: Redundancy leaves truckies stressed - 11 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

Battle for a living wage: The pay you need to survive - 11 February 2013 (NZ Herald)

 

 

2012 

'False economy' hits many whanau - 31 October 2012 (The Gisborne Herald)

Billy Bragg supports Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand

Presbyterian Church backs living wage campaign - 07 October 2012 (Voxy)

A fair wage for all - 28 September 2012 (Caritas Blog)

Living Wage: Give me Hope - 21 September 2012 (Samoa Observer)

Inequality is now at its highest level - 17 September 2012 (Dominion Post)

How a living wage increases opportunity – not just fairness - 12 September 2012 (Pacific Scoop)

Why support Living Wage? - 12 September 2012 (Samoa Observer)

Living Wage Campaign gets strong support - 09 September 2012(Samoa Sunday Observer)

Links to PDF Versions of Samoa Observer - Page 1 Page 2 Page 10

Living wage needed to address gender pay gap - 31 August 2012 (Pay Equity Challenge Coalition)

Wellingtonians sign up for end to "dying wage" - 30 August 2012 (NewsWire)

Kāpiti Living Wage? - 30 August 2012 (Kapiti Independant)

Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand campaign launched today - 30 August 2012 (Channel 9 Dunedin)

Living wage campaign launch for Wellington - 30 August 2012(NewsWire)

Family struggle daily to live on minimum wage - 30 August 2012 (Dominion Post)

Teen has job to keep siblings at school - 30 August 2012 (Stuff)

Living wage debate close to home for MPs - 30 August 2012 (NZ Herald)

Struggling families borrow to buy food - 21 July 2012 (NZ Herald)

Pasifika march demands greater voice - 16 June 2012 (Newstalk ZB)

Pacific community 'march for the poor' - 16 June 2012 (TVNZ)

Pasifika marchers fell ignored - 16 June 2012 (TV3)

Carers deserve respect and decent pay - 31 May 2012 (Dominion Post)

The Budgets effect on low income families - 24 May 2012 (Campbell Live)

Political support for living wage pouring in - 23 May 2012 (Newstalk ZB)

A Living Wage - 23 May 2012 (The Standard)

Living Wage campaign launched - 23 May 2012 (Stuff)

Living Wage critical in fight against poverty - 23 May 2012 (Scoop)

Govt and employers "need to take notice" of Living Wage campaign - 23 May 2012 (Voxy)

Campaign for living wage wins support - 23 May 2012 (MSN NZ News)

Living Wage campaign: "There's no quality of life" - 23 May 2012 (NZ Herald)

Campaign for living wage wins support - 23 May 2012 (Yahoo NZ News)

Campaign calls for living wage - 23 May 2012 (Dominion Post)

Living wage campaign launched - 23 May 2012 (3 News)

Living Wage campaign launched in Auckland - 23 May 2012(TV3)

No food, no shoes and kids kept home - 23 May 2012 (Rotorua Daily Post)

Minimum wage while studying equals poverty - 23 May 2012(Campbell Live)

Living Wage campaign launched in Auckland - 23 May 2012 (NZ Herald)

Living wage campaign launched - 23 May 2012 (Radio NZ)

'Living wage' campaign reignites minimum wage debate - 23 May 2012 (NZ Herald)

Campaign launched for 'living wage' - 23 May 2012 (NZ Herald)

Barely surviving on minimum wage - 22 May 2012 (Campbell Live)

Campaign calls for 'living wage' - 22 May 2012 (Stuff)

Forums way to generate consensus, lasting policy -22 May 2012 (Otago Daily Times)

Living wage campaign launched - 21 May 2012 (TVNZ)

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