Story: Regional economies

Regional development in politics

The Labour Party campaigned on imbalances in regional development in the 1972 general election. The campaign was directed particularly at the South Island. Strategies to promote regional development were put in place after Labour won the election. Critics argued that there was little regional variation in income and employment levels.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Regional economies - Regional economies, 1960 to 2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 August 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010