Record annual net gain of 70,000 migrants in NZ
Wellington: The debate about immigration levels is likely to intensify as figures show New Zealand continues to attract people in record numbers.
Official figures show a seasonally adjusted 6300 settled here in September, surpassing the previous peak of 6200 reached in November 2015. A record 70,000 more migrants arrived than departed in the year to September.
Statistics New Zealand population statistics manager Jo-Anne Skinner said the annual net gain reflected record high migrant arrivals and fewer migrant departures. RNZI