2009 – Mood of the Boardroom

A restless business community responded to the 2009 survey with calls for aggressive policy to increase productivity as the country attempted to pull itself out of recession. New Prime Minister John Key rated favourably, but tensions remained between the business community and government regarding public spending and debt levels.

Issues such as Public Private Partnerships, the continued movement towards Supercity amalgamation, and increasing support for a GST hike also featured on the agenda.


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