Apr 23, 2008

New Zealand Increasingly Marginalised?

We yesterday felt disquiet while reading a Colin James article on the Australia-New Zealand relationship. One reader (who seems to be left of centre and from Auckland) let rip at us suggesting that we were a right wing blog simply trying to suggest that the current Government is responsible for the talent exodus to Australia. However the reader completely missed the reason for our disquiet. Hopefully they will have read Fran O'Sullivan's article in today's Herald as this is on exactly the theme that concerned us yesterday. Here we are trying to establish one economy with Australia, but the other side doesn't seem to register our existence. If we become totally insignificant in Australian eyes, what does the rest of the world think?