The issues this conference is considering - social welfare,
health, living standards, generate a wide range of views, as these quotations
New Zealanders' life expectancy, education and living standards have slipped
compared to other countries. (At 20th) compared with 19th last year, the ranking
is the same as 1990, but seven places down from 1975.
United Nations 2003 Human Development
Report in the Dominion Post 9 July