Computerworld has a front page story about iPhone app developer Layton Duncan planning to move his Polar Bear Farm business from Christchurch. That piece isn’t online yet, but Toby Manhire had an earlier story on this at The Listener.
No-one can blame Duncan for wanting to up sticks. The last two years of earthquakes would test the patience of a saint.
The authorities running the show in Christchurch seem clueless. We can all sympathise with Duncan’s frustrations.
What concerns me most and what should worry other New Zealanders is Duncan hasn’t chosen to set up shop in Wellington, Auckland or anywhere else in this country. He has chosen Melbourne in Australia.
I hope someone in government has asked Duncan why he chose to move overseas.
If it was just one person making a trans-Tasman move, it would be a pity. But it isn’t, we’re looking at an entire generation. That’s not a pity, it is a tragedy.