There is no asset testing on pensions or is there?? Australian pension is means tested from memory??
But so is the NZ pension. Kiwi saver,many(including myself)have signed up and it will effect what we you get from the govt pension.
Pay income while working,pay tax on kiwi saver investments.
The accommodation allowance, disability allowance is means tested I think. Not sure.
Disagree with you argument re the 10 year period and some living on the dole. The 10 year qualifying period What's motivating them to come to NZ because it's such a polluted, contaminated place or to be even more gready by retiring early at 60 and get a pension that's is not means tested for free at the expenses of NZders that were born here and some who parents that worked all there lives paying huge taxes also and died before they reached aged 65 and got nothing from the super fund?