Some advice if you are planning on joining the many kiwi’s that have left the country to go to Australia since National made it their aspiration to do something about that migration trend. They certainly have massively increased the outflow – one of their few success stories.
But where to go to in aussie? The Economist says that Melbourne is now the most livable city in the world.
The ranking scores 140 cities from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. These numbers are then weighted and combined to produce an overall figure. In the case of the top cities, these figures are very high and very close together: Vancouver, which can blame its fall from grace on raised congestion, is just 0.2 percentage points behind Melbourne. And yet, given that the numbers were calculated before the riots that afflicted Vancouver in June, its total is likely to head downward in subsequent iterations.
Of course you could always just go to Auckland avoid the effect of the widespread brown-nosing of Key (especially amongst news media). The support for National is a lot less prevalent here according to the NZ Herald poll.
Labour does get some good news in Pre-election gloom for the poll – it made up ground among Auckland respondents where it had 38.6 per cent support, a four-point lift.
The gain was at the expense of National, which dropped from 52 to 47 per cent in Auckland.
But we’re a hard nosed lot here and less interested in who is more style than substance than we’re more interested in improving our transport infrastructure than listening to someone waffle about it as he has done so many times before .
Top ten cities: 1. Melbourne 97.5 2. Vienna 97.4 3. Vancouver 97.3 4. Toronto 97.2 5. Calgary 96.6 6. Sydney 96.1 7. Helsinki 96 8. Perth 95.9 9. Adelaide 95.9 10. Auckland 95.7