Herald: “Almost 1000 a week leaving for Australia. The flood of migrants across the Tasman continues unabated, with latest figures showing New Zealanders leaving at a rate approaching 1000 a week, breaking a 20-year record.”
But, guys, come back. We’ve got a National government. No more of ‘that woman’, no more CFLs, no more nanny state and we’ve got tax cuts and fire at will, and.. guys?
What’s that you say? You say people don’t make migration decisions because of the Government or policies that have a relatively small effect on their quality of life?
You say that there is a decade-long migration cycle, and you say while net emigration to Australia now might be a record number, emigration is actually well-within historical precedent when you take population growth into account? But, every month last year Simon Power put out a press release telling us the world was ending because of emigration to Australia.
Wait, you say that, if anything, the major underlying drivers of the cycle are probably the wage gap and employment levels, which National/ACT doesn’t even look like addressing? Funny, I thought once we were allowed our incandescent bulbs again everyone would come back.
What’s that you say? They only have CFLs in Aussie? And you’re choosing to go there? Well, good riddance to you then.