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NZ population: let’s try for 10 million

OPINION: Bigger is better for cities and countries, honestly.

NBR columnist Simon Bridges speaks with Dita De Boni

Simon Bridges Thu, 16 Feb 2023

I was in Sydney with its five million-plus people at the start of this year, and it made me think big often is better.

The city was pumping, from its cafés and bars to its shows and its beaches. To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, saying of another big city: ‘when you’re tired of this, you’re tired

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