When everyone else has already run away, you tax what is left. Ms. Ardern seems to think that there is no alternative to tourism in New Zealand. When its clear that she is wrong she will be in comfortable retirement and leave a broken New Zealand behind but thats for her successors to sort out. Oh, when she finds out that the tourism thing does to give her quite the cash she wants, there are still special taxes on real estate owners. Oh, have I given her some bad ideas now?
Given New Zealand’s effort to wreck manufacturing and farming with cow taxes and renewable energy rationing, why should the tourism industry be left unscathed?