A sudden change in the value or size of something.
Used by business leaders and Government politicians to make insipid and mediocre measures sound risky and daring.
On the move to open up the Conservation estate to mining:
Business New Zealand chief executive Phil O'Reilly said the move could create a "step change" in the country's prosperity.Nick Smith on the potential dissolution of Ecan:
We are not satisfied that we are managing these things well. There needs to be a step change.John Key on the effect of tax reform:
a "step change in the New Zealand economy"
On the broadband rollout:
Cabinet has signed off plans for the rollout of high speed broadband in rural areas - signifying what the Government has labelled a "major step change" in rural broadband.