Here's a thought experiment for Finance Minister Grant Robertson to while away some time on a long flight to Tokyo.

As you jet off wearing your Sports Minister's hat for the Rugby World Cup, put yourself in All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's shoes.

You know you want to have a winning team. Particularly if you are to sweep back into power at next year's election. But you need to focus on the team that really matters to the New Zealand economy — and ultimately your own team's chances — and that is New Zealand business.


Become the coach. Not