OPINION: Your old mate finds it rather ironic that the Government is going to open up the border to allow in 300 overseas educators to help fill the gap of teacher shortages in schools around NZ.
But what it also shows is that immigration was well controlled during the years National was in power. After Labour came into power towards the end of 2017, migrant arrivals shot up.
National has been accused of "rampant immigration". But the Stats NZ graphs shows this isn't true.
This is of interest to primary industries that are short of workers.
With Labour allowing record number of migrants in, Milking It wonders why are they so reluctant to let in sufficient numbers of skilled RSE workers for our ag sector which is crying out for additional help?