Hot on the heels of Newstalk ZB giving me the sad tidings from Roy Morgan came news that Australia's strong economic growth continues- down to 2.7% instead of the near zero we get under Helengrad.
It's not all fuelled by mining, as an infrastructure-building Victoria defied a slowing trend from previous highs.
But how better it might have been had Labor and Krudd not won the election last November, damaging a strong legacy from The Howard and Costello government?
Either way, the average Australian wage is now $1400 a week.
I think with figures like this, unless we get a government committed to bring New Zealand up to Australian standards, like what ACT promises with its 20-point plan, and National suggests with the first of its election billboards, the flight of the Kiwi will continue, and in record numbers too!