Although New Zealand has opened its borders to some countries if you’re vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19, tourists are reportedly ‘trickling’ into the country.
However, New Zealanders are desperate to flee the country to escape ‘controlling and fearful’ Jacinda Ardern.
Government officials estimate 50,000 New Zealanders will flee the country over the next year as the borders reopen after two years of restricted travel.
New Zealanders ‘desperate to leave' as thousands flee ‘controlling and fearful’ Jacinda Ardernhttps://t.co/Tc1LJRFKKw
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While some tourists willing to brave the testing gauntlet are starting to trickle into the country, Kiwis are fleeing the country en masse, escaping "controlling and fearful" Jacinda Ardern. https://t.co/l7eGqdCI9P
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) May 10, 2022
Many will read this as 'off the planet' reporting. But it's actually the truth of it. Being a Kiwi right now feels different from anything we've ever experienced before. We've lost our way. https://t.co/u04MvJ5bg2
— Rachel Stewart (@stew_rachel) May 9, 2022
“Don’t believe the hype. Anyone can quarantine a remote island, the hard part was always going to be reconnecting and getting our way of life back.
“At that, Jacinda Ardern’s Government has failed”https://t.co/YwR3YNT04h
— CroydonConstitutionalists (@CroydonConst) May 11, 2022
GB News had the exclusive report:
Speaking exclusively to GB News, Act Party leader David Seymour says Jacinda Ardern and her Government’s policies have resulted in New Zealand experiencing a level of despair not seen for years.
He said: “Don’t believe the hype. Anyone can quarantine a remote island, the hard part was always going to be reconnecting and getting our way of life back.
“At that, Jacinda Ardern’s Government has failed. Tragicomically, her own rules mean she herself is now forced to isolate and miss parliament despite testing negative because her partner has Covid.”
Mr Seymour says the country is going in the wrong direction, and Kiwis are desperate to properly reconnect with the world.
He added: “New Zealand faces a hangover from its Covid measures in the form of a cost-of-living crisis, like many countries. What is different here is the despair that comes from being lectured to and restricted while the rest of the world moves on.
“The Government has blown a 25-point lead to trail the opposition just 18 months from the election, and the majority of New Zealanders say our country is going in the wrong direction for the first time since the GFC.
“We are hearing the phrase brain drain for the first time in a decade, hospitals report their nurses are leaving. It is dismal and we could be doing so much better.”
Popular Facebook group for New Zealanders living in Britain, ‘Kiwis in London’, told GB News they have experienced a surge of interest from Kiwis desperate to make the move to Britain.
A spokesperson for the group said: “The number of Kiwis leaving New Zealand to the UK is higher than it was pre-Covid, thanks to a prolonged lockdown from the Government that seems fit to treat its citizens like children, while installing irrational fear amongst its population about Covid, so to control the narrative in their favour.”
Read the full report at GB News.