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Meet The Team


These are the people who make up the BINZ committee.


For more information, or to get involved, please contact Andrew Reitemeyer, Secretary (contact details below). Thank you for your interest!

Gaylene Middleton


In March 2012 Gaylene heard Kim Hill interview Professor Guy Standing and immediately purchased The Precariart, the new and dangerous class. With the good fortune to attend lectures given by Professor Standing during his visits to New Zealand in 2014 and 2015 Gaylene has found herself caught up in this continuation of the Universal Basic Income movement in New Zealand.


P:  +64 (0)21 155 7084


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Te Rangikaheke Kiripatea

Committee Member

Ko Te Arawa tangata

Ko Te Arawa waka mai Maketu ki Tongariro!

Ko Ngati Uenukukopako e tu atu nei

He iwi kopaki i te Rotorua-nui- a-Kahu

i kauria nei e Hinemoa ki Mokoia ki a Tutanekai

Ko Whakapoungakau te maunga

He ruruwheua ki toku marae o Ruamata

No reira, he mihi naku ki a koutou i runga i te karanga o tenei rangi

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou.


It is vital for iwi Maori representation here at Basic Income New Zealand and I am delighted to be able to contribute to such a vital part of our social fabric as we work toward a common goal of a

universal basic income for every person (adults, teenagers and children) here in Aotearoa.


P:  +64 (0)21 1375 777

Andrew Reitemeyer

Committee member


A Kiwi computer programmer who worked and lived in the UK and Germany for 40 years.


A former chairman of the Pirate Party of New Zealand and Pirate Parties international (PPI).


Currently a board member of PPI and
engaged in UBI discussions at an international level.



Iain Middleton

Director of Operations


Iain Is a founder of Basic Income New Zealand and designed the constitution. He continues to use his experience and knowledge to develop an understanding of Basic Income and how it is funded. He works to educate others on the benefits and mechanisms of Basic Income and how it may be introduced and established in New Zealand.

Bella Moke


Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa, Ngapuhi

16 years Public Service

13 years Management Consulting

  2 years Private Sector Management

  7 years NGO Management

Personal Driver:  A NZ globally noted  for promoting opportunity, growth and social well being.

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Karl Matthys

Committee Member

The other founder member, presently engaged with keeping this site up to date (with the help of daughter Jennifer) and posting interesting items on Facebook.


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