Tomorrow night in Auckland four University teams from Auckland, Victoria and Otago will present their visions and prescriptions for New Zealand’s economic future in an event which is
open to the public, and will be held from 5.30pm at the University of Auckland Business School. All are welcome to attend – it should be interesting. $5,000 in prizes is up for grabs. More information about the competition is here.
Teams from Auckland University, Victoria University and Otago University were given the task of delivering a Budget which solved problems currently facing New Zealand. These problems included:
The student teams will present their sometimes radical solutions to a well-respected line up of judges consisting of Rick Boven, Bryan Gaynor, Bernard Hickey, Rod Oram, Selwyn Pellett and John Walley.
The proposals indicate that students are very aware of the current problems facing the long-term stability of the country and the impacts this will have on them as a generation. Most submissions agree on a number of seemingly radical, but necessary steps to address inherent problems in our economy.