Progress after Ardern

Progress after Ardern
Jacinda Ardern had big ambitions but progress requires trade-offs. (Image: Getty)
Dileepa Fonseka
For parts of former prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s reign, it seemed like there was little the state could not achieve. But she has departed at a time when the capacity of government has never seemed more constrained.During the first covid lockdown, we started envisioning a future where New Zealand could be globally sought after as a safe haven. A global tragedy could be an opportunity to build back better by manufacturing more domestically, ramping up exports, upskilling our workforce, investing in productivity and embarking on a histori...

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