COMMENT

Traditionally, a Government's annual Budget sets out its economic ambitions. But for 2019, New Zealand has been promised a "wellbeing budget" incorporating a broader set of indicators to measure the growth and success of our society.

Some might question how this approach to economic policy could ever work in Government, let alone apply to the private sector – particularly in industries like mine, which might be perceived as the alpha-male, heavy-lifters of construction and infrastructure.

Is it all too wishy-washy? Or simply too hard in a world of tight margins?

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