Max Rashbrooke is about to hit the bookshops once again with his latest contribution to the inequality debate: Wealth and New Zealand.

The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in 1986. But what do these figures mean and what else do we know about New Zealand’s fortunes? Following his groundbreaking work on income inequality, Max Rashbrooke examines how wealth shapes our experience. Drawing on previously unpublished data, he explores what constitutes wealth in New Zealand – where, how and why it is held. In doing so, he addresses how wealth has come to be so unevenly distributed, and why this imbalance is something we can no longer ignore.

He will be putting his head Above The Parapet next week in Auckland after the book is launched:

Tuesday 10 November, 5:30pm
Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland

BWB Texts authors Tracey Barnett, Shamubeel Eaqub and Max Rashbrooke are in conversation with BWB publisher Tom Rennie. What motivated them to speak out? Who’s been listening? And what is the state of debate in New Zealand?

Free event. For more information, please contact: Hannah August,, 04 473 8128