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FATHER OF SIX CHILDREN DRAWING SOCIAL SECURITY The fact that he was not working and was running a fruit shop which kept his family of six children—all under nine years of age—and was also drawing social security benefits was admitted by Roy Rangi Niwa, a 33-year-old Maori, when he appeared before Mr. P. H. Levien, S.M., to-day charged with manpower breaches. He admitted failing to comply with a direction and failing to report for interview. Niwa told the Court that he had worked for three days sorting potatoes for a city firm and received payment of £7. "If he got £7 for three days' work it was an excellent wage—it is more than I get," said Mr. I. F. Kronfeld, who appeared for the district manpower officer. "I was thinking of all the officials in this building who get less than that," the magistrate commented. The Maori, who was stated by Mr. Kronfeld to have been before the Court on a charge of assisting in the management of a gaming house, said he had also worked on the wharves for a few days. On defendant referring to the fruit shop, for which he paid a rent of £3 a week, the magistrate advised him to give it up and take on regular work. If he could not earn sufficient wages to keep his family, he could make application for social security benefits. At this stage defendant admitted that he was already drawing these benefits. "There are a lot of people who are getting so much money that they do not know what to do with it," said the magistrate. Niwa was fined £2 for failing to comply with the direction and was convicted on the second information.

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NOT WORKING, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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NOT WORKING Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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