Poverty Week, brought to you by Kiwibank

Oxfam's research earlier this year showed that New Zealand’s two richest men owned the same wealth as the poorest 30 percent. Executive director of Oxfam New Zealand Rachael Le Mesurier says the story of wealth inequality is a story of the super-rich, as new wealth created in each year continues to be concentrated among the already extremely wealthy. She says this is not a sign of success, but of economic failure, and outlines what we can do about it.

A day in the life

Established in Auckland in 1996, Link is New Zealand’s largest business brokerage and has grown rapidly to become the largest business brokerage firm in the world. Link currently has nearly 3000 businesses for sale in NZ and Australia with a combined value of $1.14 billion, and has sold over 600 businesses in the last year, with a combined value in excess of $300 million. In the last five years, LINK’s office locations have increased from 11 to 38, whilst broker numbers have increased from 72 to over 400. It now has offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Philippines and the United States (including the largest business brokerage office in California). Here's how managing director Aaron Toresen manages his time.