How far we’ve come: 30 years of change in NZ

In just three decades, the economic landscape in New Zealand has changed irrevocably. This infographic spells out the biggest shifts.

'"Annual tourism to NZ has increased from 689,000 to 3.35 million visitors."
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Sophie Speer is a contributor at BlueNotes.

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