Sure, there have been songs about this since at least 1981, but under National we are at record levels. Even using net figures, almost 1% of the population of New Zealand is leaving for Australia every year. And as ridiculous as 1% of the population heading off every year sounds, I estimate that for groups like educated professionals and skilled tradespeople, the rate is closer to 3 or 4%.
So much for the promise National made in 2008.
Vivid Militia - Class of '81, 1981