Business of Government: Social investment edition

Business of Government: Social investment edition
Social investment could be NZ's political lightbulb moment if both major parties could agree on what it is. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
A contest of ideas?Last week, finance minister Nicola Willis, who also holds the social investment portfolio, announced the relaunch of the agency responsible for taking the work in that area forward from where former prime minister Bill English left it in 2017.The Social Investment Agency was previously established by the Key-English government, but in the interim, Labour rebranded it as the Social Wellbeing Agency (SWA), indicating a broader shift in its mandate from investment to well-being.For both governments, the key concept behind the ag...

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