Business NZ faulted for failing to support export manufacturers, Opposition inquiry finds

Mon, 17 Jun 2013

By Pattrick Smellie June 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Opposition parties’ inquiry into manufacturing has found major “fissures” in the sector, with traditional agricultural producers pitted against new, high value industries, and industries focused on the local market less concerned about the high kiwi dollar than exporters. “This distinction lies at the heart of a long-standing concern about New Zealand’s over-dependence on the primary sector, a failure to diversify away from primary-related outputs, and a consequent decline in innovation, resea...

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