A fork in the road appears for New Zealand as views on population growth and pandemic recovery diverge, says The Spinoff. Economic growth is impeded by a lack of in-bound migration. More migration is impeded by a lack of infrastructure. Infrastructure investment is impeded by a lack of economic growth. It’s an endless loop, but ultimately the question is: How big should New Zealand be and how do we accommodate that? One consultancy firm says if the immigration settings are opened up fully for New Zealand, the population would grow by four million in just 10 years.