Regional Development

April 30th, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

The Governnment has just published a very readable regional economic activity report. It is full of data and graphs such as this one.

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It’s a great resource for people wanting to understand our economy at a regional level.

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33 Responses to “Regional Development”

  1. Redbaiter (8,882 comments) says:

    Of course if we were talking about real jobs Wellington would be down there with Gisborne.

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  2. anonymouse (716 comments) says:

    I get the feeling that the West Coast might be in a different location this year………

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  3. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    Wellington.

    Stuffed to the gunnels with a bloated Government sector.

    It is, not surprisingly, a standout of high income & low growth.

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  4. MikeG (425 comments) says:

    Misleading headline? What regional development policies has this Government got?

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  5. bhudson (4,740 comments) says:

    @MikeG,

    It’s called the Business Growth Agenda. Applies to the regions as well

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  6. MikeG (425 comments) says:

    So the BGA’s not working very well then?

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  7. doggone7 (805 comments) says:

    Misleading headline? What regional development policies has this Government got?

    We’re getting the Holiday Highway!

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  8. bhudson (4,740 comments) says:

    Only someone from a central planning ethos could possibly think it would deliver the same outcome everywhere at once

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  9. Alan Johnstone (1,087 comments) says:

    Auckland is the economic power house that carries the country.

    Federated Farmers would do well to look at this graph from time to time. As should those reluctant to invest in the city’s infrastructure.

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  10. JC (956 comments) says:

    “As should those reluctant to invest in the city’s infrastructure.”

    Hmm, high income, high growth and you want to be subsidised?

    JC

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  11. Dave Stringer (188 comments) says:

    Much of Auckland’s growth stems from its rust problem me-thinks

    :-)

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  12. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @MikeG 3:26 pm

    Misleading headline? What regional development policies has this Government got?

    “Nats push to dig up East Coast and Northland” seems to be the headline they are getting. Pretty much what this document is about, and shows the paucity of their anachronistic 19th century economic development vision.

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  13. hmmokrightitis (1,590 comments) says:

    Well exactly toad, their thinking is so last week – why bother digging shit up and selling it when you can just fucking print money, right?

    Dick. Of the first order.

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  14. adze (2,126 comments) says:

    Yes, let’s create some green jobs. We have no idea what those could be, or who might pay for them; but we’ll stand in front of some wind turbines and have our picture taken for a billboard, dagnabbit!

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  15. Alan Johnstone (1,087 comments) says:

    “Hmm, high income, high growth and you want to be subsidised?”

    No, I want to have more of the taxes raised in Auckland, spent in Auckland instead of subsidising provincial New Zealand.

    Only 40% of the transport related taxes (fuel taxes, road user charges and vehicle fees) raised in Auckland are re-invested in the region.

    We’re carrying the country and it’s time for pay back.

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  16. Redbaiter (8,882 comments) says:

    Alan just shut up and keep working you fucking mug.

    (You should be grateful for the chance to share)

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  17. Steve (North Shore) (4,562 comments) says:

    Alan is correct. Auckland would be such a better city if it wasn’t subsidising the rest of NZ, esp Wellington. We would have many problems solved. Oh, hang about, we have that prick Len as well

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  18. JMS (330 comments) says:

    If taxes in New Zealand were not redistributed among the regions, people living outside of Auckland and Taranaki would be in for a very nasty surprise indeed.

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  19. Matthew Hooton (131 comments) says:

    I don’t want to be unkind, obviously, and the information is quite interesting: But what is the point of it?
    What am I meant to do as a result of it?
    What are other private-sector economic players meant to do with it?
    What will the public sector do with it?
    If nothing, then what is the point in the whole exercise?
    If something, how will tell me, and when?

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  20. Alan Johnstone (1,087 comments) says:

    What am I meant to do as a result of it? – Nothing
    What are other private-sector economic players meant to do with it? – Very little.
    What will the public sector do with it? – Waste money trying and failing to fix the areas on the left.
    If nothing, then what is the point in the whole exercise? – Very little.
    If something, how will tell me, and when? – Nothing / Never

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  21. Morgy (172 comments) says:

    The results are simple really. LETS START MINING, EXTRACTING, EFFING FRACKING!!! No more talk! Just get on with it and SMASH F&B, Greenpeace et al out of the conversation!

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  22. Redbaiter (8,882 comments) says:

    “What am I meant to do as a result of it?”

    How about get a job that produces something and adds to growth?

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  23. Morgy (172 comments) says:

    A negative?! Fuck me….and you are the problem!

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  24. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    What hmmokrightitis said.

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  25. NK (1,244 comments) says:

    Nah. Hmmokrightitis is wrong. The Greens are going to nationalize the electricity grid and create 5,000 jobs. At least that many. They are not just going to print money, which has worked so well in Australia that they have a $25Billion deficit approaching, they are going to create a government department and create 5,000 jobs!!!

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  26. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    Point taken, but his last sentence was absolutely on the money!

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  27. wrightingright (143 comments) says:

    I see Wellington is a bit of an outlier… surprise surprise

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  28. hj (7,021 comments) says:

    Apart from it’s people servicing industries what does Auckland do?

    For example:
    “Melbourne appears to be booming. Job growth is far more rapid than in Sydney. This article shows that Melbourne’s economy is being driven by population growth and that most job growth is in the city-building and people-servicing industries. The city’s apparent boom is obscuring its poor performance in exports to international markets. When export and imports are taken into account, the growth in per capita gross state product in Victoria is the slowest of all Australian states and territories since 2000-01. Melbourne is becoming increasingly dependent on external support. ”
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Melbourne%3A+a+Parasite+city%3F-a0242963663

    I’ve seen a few examples of successful industries but they are few/ small potatoes?

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  29. hj (7,021 comments) says:

    Instead of growth we should be thinking about a steady state economy. It is common sense really. Shame about the stonewalling Green Party faction and other left-wingers who assist the greedy right-wingers.

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  30. hj (7,021 comments) says:

    No one?

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  31. hj (7,021 comments) says:

    Thoughts so: you can’t answer… nani nani naaaaa!!!!!!!!

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  32. hj (7,021 comments) says:

    Drivers of Economic Growth in Auckland
    A report prepared for the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance
    Executive Summary

    Nevertheless, the Auckland economy has not been growing much faster overall, and there is little evidence that it drives economic growth in other parts of New Zealand. Manufacturing, which is one of Auckland’s major employers and the second most significant creator of “flow-on” wealth, has shed 3.6% of its labour force over the past four years and shrunk from employing 16% of Aucklanders to 14%. The voluntary movement of population out of Auckland is also significant, even though those leaving are being replaced with new immigrants.

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  33. Dazzaman (1,140 comments) says:

    I see the shit hole Wanga’s is a drag on the Manawatu….

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