Record number of Kiwis head to Aust ... the highest in nineteen years.
Statistics New Zealand said there was a net outflow of 33,300 people to Australia in the year to August. That's the highest figure since the February 1989 year. Some 2900 people packed their bags in August itself, up from 1900 a year ago.
And the Blue Team are still using the departure of some of NZ's best people to damn the present government ... oblivious even now that emigration is a long-term decision, and since National has looked for months like the likely winner come the election, the record number of departures is as much an indictment of them and of the low expectations of a Key-led administration as it is of the present Clark regime.
Good people are leaving in their droves, and they see nothing from either side of the aisle to keep them here.
That's a real tragedy.