New Zealand - Parts 1 & 2: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV398
Subject: Business Studies, Documentary, Global Studies, Health and Medicine, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 1993
Running Time: 43:51
This episode of the television series W5 looks at the economy of New Zealand. A massive restructuring has been taking place over the last few years in response to a looming economic crisis. Some of the effects have been a partial dismantling of the social safety net and the end of agricultural subsidies. Eric Malling re-visits New Zealand to see how the country is faring following drastic economic reform in the 1980's. The program is a follow-up on Malling's hotly debated 1993 report on how New Zealand dealt with its public debt and deficit crisis. Malling examines New Zealand today, a country that went from boom to bust and is climbing back to economic success after learning the hard way about the perils of public debt. Scrambling to borrow money, New Zealand ran out of credit in 1984. Now, the country is back on track; as other nations face the same problems, they are studying how New Zealand coped.
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