The Brain Drain continues

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

I have blogged this before and I now think someone at the Herald must have been reading.

Back in 2000 Richard Poole highlighted the “Brain Drain” and was promptly vilified and castigated by a snippy and viscious government who at the time branded it as a Round Table beat up.

Richard comments on the governments so-called initiative to woo back ex-pats in the Herals this morning.

“He is glad Helen Clark is still talking about the ex-pats. But he says it is still just that – talk. “

and he goes on to say that ex-pats are saying to him that they “are adamant it’s not the right environment to come back to, and that’s a shame”

“The solutions they wanted were better support for start-up businesses, a tax revamp and more investment in tertiary education. “

I wonder now if Mrs Peter Davis has the grace to apologise to Richard now, after allowing the situation to continue unabated for 5 more years. Yeah right


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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