“New Zealand needs a proactive approach to national planning & development to deliver wellbeing,” Infrastructure NZ chief executive Stephen Selwood said last week on the release of a report from the organisation, National development: Insights from Asia.
Infrastructure NZ chief executive Stephen Selwood had 2 shots at improving the way New Zealand runs at the end of last week.
I read a US newsletter at the weekend that looked at change resulting from self-driving electric cars, but not just about the vehicles themselves. My conclusion: Change is not going to happen overnight, but it will be rapid.
A lofty ambition worth aiming for, and an acknowledgment that more, and better, can be done: Prime Minister Bill English wrote, while he was still finance minister, that progress on monitoring the Government’s investments & assets was encouraging, but added: “The job is not done.”
The Productivity Commission posted a 4-corner chart in its latest research paper, More effective social services, out yesterday, showing how those at the bottom of the economic pile can’t help themselves up.
It’s conceivable – though, on the multitude of poll results, improbable – that the Green Party will be part of the new government formed after the 20 September elections, so it’s prudent to pay some attention to the party’s view on the national transport network.