By Catherine Leining, a Policy Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research*
How and where should households, businesses and marae recover and rebuild in the devastating wake of Cyclone Gabrielle knowing future storms lie ahead?
What changes will enable farming and forestry operations to thrive under carbon and other environmental limits?
How should skilled workers and their families in places like Taranaki or Southland prepare for fundamental changes to the sectors for which they trained?
How can communities help meet the needs of those struggling most with the rising cost of living?
These challenges are not short shocks from which things can return to normal. They require transitions to new ways of life.