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Source: University of Canterbury

19 May 2020

Charles Finny’s work as part of the SSANSE Project at the University of Canterbury features on The Spinoff covering trade opportunities for New Zealand in a Post-Covid Future.

  • The Tasman Pulp and Paper Mill, located just outside Kawerau in the Eastern Bay of Plenty (photo:

“New Zealand’s success in addressing the Covid-19 challenge and the speed with which our society is returning to something close to “normalcy” is attracting even more international attention, and New Zealand is emerging with a greatly enhanced reputation. This offers an enormous opportunity. A new brand story is part of this opportunity, but there is also an opportunity for New Zealand to play more of a leadership role with other medium-sized jurisdictions.”

The SSANSE (Small States and the New Security Environment) Project at the University of Canterbury is launching a Commission for a Post-Covid Future to provide contestable policy advice to the New Zealand government on options for foreign, trade and economic policy for New Zealand’s post-Covid recovery.