New Zealand, like all other countries, faces enormous challenges to recover, rebuild and move forward.
New Zealanders have shown they have one of the most critical attributes to achieve that, the ability to act together. The pandemic has generated a sense of shared experience but social cohesion should not be taken for granted.
The present unity will be seriously challenged as we face economic stress possibly over a prolonged period. The 2020 election should be an ‘eyes wide open’ honest look at the state of New Zealand’s economy and society.