Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

Making Our Own Luck

Fourty years ago, New Zealand icon the late John Clarke wrote the song “We don’t know how lucky we are” about New Zealand’s innate sense of optimism and tenacity.

That spirit has seen the country lead the world in endeavours as diverse as atom splitting, rugby, movie making and sailing. But it’s not enough. We’ve been overtaken by countries more focussed on growth, and we lag the world in a number of social areas.

The New Zealand Herald has published the article I have written on this subject. You can read it here.


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