Released today by Statistics NZ an article discussing "The Kiwi factor in record net migration."
At the 2008 election (which I stood in as an ACT candidate so remember the issues well) it was all hand-wringing over our young people leaving to live overseas. The brain-drain even.
Now they aren't leaving, pushing up net migration, it's all hand-wringing over housing prices and job poaching due to high net migration.
There is no happy medium. Because the oppositional style of politics, aided and abetted by media, will always find a crisis.