AmeriNZ 10 – Civil Unions and Stuff

AmeriNZ_Podcast_150x150.jpgEpisode 10 is now available—it’s just me this time. You can also listen to it through the player on the right hand side of my blog, or on my MySpace page.

New Zealand civil unions are marriages in all but name. All marriages and civil unions are basically property contracts. But the protections are important. Married/civil unioned couples in New Zealand don’t file joint tax returns. Wage and salary earners don’t need to file tax returns. Taxes pay for nearly everything—including health. Property taxes, called rates, pay mostly for local amenities and infrastructure maintenance. Comments are commented on, and a short review of my weekend. Please leave a comment, or send an email to amerinz[at]

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