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Old 22nd August 2012, 09:26 PM
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I would ask myself why 100000 kiwis have moved to Oz in the last 2 years! And that is expected to grow to 100000 a year in 5 years time!
100,300 to be exact. They're being described as economic refugees and their number dwarfs the number of asylum seekers arriving by boat (9607)
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Australia is facing a flood of economic refugees. But the big numbers aren't from the north, they are from the across the Tasman, where Statistics New Zealand yesterday announced the biggest exodus to Australia on record.

Only 14,000 people moved from Aus to NZ, almost all of them returning New Zealanders. Which sorta rubbishes the myth that most New Zealanders return to New Zealand, most of them obviously don't.

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I think it is wonderful we can move around the world so easily

I for one have lived in no less than 11 countries & cannot even count the others I have visited.

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just my opinion/exp - I barely even consider Australia as 'another country' from my work in HR/Recruitment - people flit between the two so easily.
Like many families I have direct relatives born both countries - incl one Oz grandparent, two nieces, one nephew - and they (the young ones) have all been across/back for work at one stage, two are back to NZ one in Oz. Also have nephews born Sarawak (plus niece), Edinburgh . . . dual passports galore.
I've worked in Oz twice, Perth and Sydney. Both good places if you want big city life - I decided I didn't. As with any place, only 'good' if you have a good living situation, job/income to suit needs, friends, social life imo.
Equally, some people would be unhappy anywhere.
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Moving to & fro NZ & Aus is no different to moving from the SI to NI both no more than 3 hours flight time. It takes longer to fly from Sydney to Perth than from Auckland to Sydney.

People gain much experience from moving around, think how bring life would be if we all stayed put.

An example is my 81 year old sister who has lived in the same house 78 years almost untouched. She is the most boring introverted person I know, has nothing to talk about except whats happening in her little town (Midlands UK) & complain & whinge.
Took her on holiday to North Tenerife (where I was living at the time) & she was completely disinterested in anything I took her to see or do.
Her only objective was to buy duty free cigarettes for her daughter! Complete waste of money, time & effort

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An example is my 81 year old sister who has lived in the same house 78 years almost untouched. (
Wow...just wow. I've personally never lived in one house for more than 3 years, longest I've lived in one city is 12 years, I cannot imagine living in one place for that long. Horses for courses I guess.

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