14 Jan 2021

Covid-19 recovery well underway for rural regions - Westpac report

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 14 January 2021

Analysis from one of the country's largest banks shows the New Zealand's economic recovery is well underway, after a year disrupted by pandemic lockdowns, and border closures.

Westpac's Regional Roundup shows many rural regions, supported by strong commodity prices and demand for goods, are largely unaffected.

But those exposed to foreign tourism, such as Auckland and Central Otago, have a longer way to go.

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui speaks to Westpac's Industry Economist, Paul Clark.