In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, our politicians are finally starting to wake up to the importance of local manufacturing businesses to New Zealand’s economy and wellbeing.
We’ve seen National establish a first-ever spokesperson for manufacturing and small business and the Government announce plans to work on an industry transformation plan for advanced manufacturing.
These are hopeful signs of change – and it’s about time.
Read this opinion piece by Metals NZ CEO Nick Collins that ran in Stuff and in the print editions of the Dominion Post and The Press exploring the critical role of the sector, the potential and what’s needed to accelerate change
Opinion: Waking up to the potential of New Zealand manufacturing