Native Affairs - Shifting Gear

By Semi Holland

Since 2006 at least 10 people a week have left for Australia from regions like Gisborne.

As well as losing a potential workforce, the Turanganui a Kiwa district is also losing rugby talent. 

But local rugby clubs in the Tairawhiti region hope the return of Former All Black Rico Gear to Gizzy, will attract the attention of young rugby talent. 

Our reporter Semiramis Holland caught up with Gear to find out why he's come home.