The economy is cooking?
[Heard on RNZ today...]
Bakery chain "Coupland's bakery" has broken its links with the North Island. The South Island bakery chain had 2 stores open in the North Island, with plans to open 2 more and a factory in Palmerston North.
Jobs, trade, expansion. Sounds good. Maybe the economy is cooking?
Alas, the souffle had fallen flat. Delays over getting resource consent for the factory, the cost of shipping goods across the Cook Strait (no pun intended) and the hassles of setting up new shops has proven too much. Ray Coupland is deciding to focus on mainland business, and the two North Island shops will be closed as soon as possible.
Looks like the government, who skim the cream off the business profits, may have to do without. Maybe we can bring in frozen bread rolls from China? As soon as we spend millions of tax dollars promoting "Buy Kiwi made" maybe we could then consider making it easier for NZ businesses to run a business?
Was it Dr Cullen who said "Let them eat cake?"