I can't see how any of the things you mention - if indeed they are actually being done - will in any way lift NZ from a low wage economy into a high wage economy. Wealth redistribution (a euphemism for legalised theft) creates no new money. It all looks rather like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic to me.
I don't think its right to be striving for a high wage economy. Far better to strive for an equal wage economy.
Ah. Venezuela is your ideal place then....