State of the state


Wellbeing in abundance: looking after our own backyard

State of the State 2018

Our quality of life is dependent on nurturing our sense of wellbeing. New Zealand’s prosperity relies on more than just our ability to grow money and build our assets. People, economies and countries are not one-dimensional, and neither should be the wellbeing outcomes we’re striving for. Deloitte’s State of the State 2018 explores wellbeing frameworks, the relationship between social investment and wellbeing, and reviews alternative perspectives, providing recommendations for a way forward.

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Wellbeing in abundance: looking after our own backyard

Wellbeing – what is it, why should we care and what does measuring and fostering it mean for us and New Zealand? Deloitte New Zealand’s public sector lead partner, David Lovatt, addresses these questions and more, laying the groundwork in the first article of our eight-part series.

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State of the State New Zealand 2016

State of the State New Zealand 2016 looks at how we face significant economic and social challenges that need urgent attention. A combination of the ageing population, low productivity and revenue growth, and the need to reduce government debt will impose huge fiscal pressures in coming decades. More importantly, we know that too many people in our society are experiencing poor life outcomes and too many of their children are at risk of following them. 

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