The events of this year have highlighted our strengths and our weaknesses – things we thought were certain, suddenly aren’t in the middle of a pandemic.
The Prime Minister said this week that “we have weathered this storm better than anticipated”, but tens of thousands more kiwis are now on a benefit, some of them for the first time in their lives.
So just five weeks out from the election we’re asking what it’s like to go without? Without food, without a warm, dry home? And what still needs to change?