economic development

Budget 2015 documents were accompanied by a banner heading A plan that's working. An undoubtedly naive economist, originally ignorant as to the presence of the plan, describes his journey in uncovering the nature of the plan.

Did you know we had a plan? And, did you know that it’s working?

Well, entering the Budget lock-up last week I was confronted on the screen greeting us with the banner: A plan that’s working.

Official papers released by Local Government Minister Rodney Hyde show his blitzkrieg plan for Auckland’s super city council is framing the shape of things to come for local government throughout New Zealand. Brace yourself

The local government role in delivering economic development and social services is being redefined. Commander Hide has his sights set on shrinking your council’s role back to basics.