There are two towering paradoxes in New Zealand.

First, why is productivity growth so weak, when so many "pro-growth" policies have been designed over the past several decades to help solve this problem?

The other paradox is far darker. In spite of low productivity, the country has still delivered up one of the highest levels of well-being in the world, at least according to numerous surveys.


But then why does NZ have such a disturbingly high rate of suicides?

Like the productivity paradox, this question has spawned an endless number of investigations and reviews. Many experts have tried to