A vibrant and healthy society depends on a strong economy. NZ’s economy has fared comparatively well over the last decade and continues to grow. But some say the benefits of this prosperity aren’t being shared fairly, arguing, for example, that the regions or those most disadvantaged are missing out.
More and more New Zealanders are living in cities, in part because people are leaving the regions. At the same time, tourism is booming and regions face the challenges of economic transition.