New Zealand immigration numbers hit new high

Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) The number of people wanting to immigrate to New Zealand has continued to reach new highs, a media report said on Monday.

Official figures showed a net gain of over 60,290 people in the year to August, the 13th successive month of record highs, Radio New Zealand reported.

Immigration hit a record high of 117,866 people for the year, driven by New Zealanders returning from Australia and Indians arriving on student visas.

Fewer people are leaving the country too – a net of just 529 people left for Australia during the year, the smallest annual loss since 1991.

On a monthly basis, Statistics New Zealand said the country had a seasonally adjusted net gain of 5,500 migrants in August.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here