Stats NZ reports:
Migrant arrivals numbered 128,300 in the January 2017 year, a new annual record.
“About a fifth of all migrant arrivals were from Australia,” population statistics senior manager Peter Dolan said. “Almost two-thirds of the migrant arrivals from Australia were New Zealand citizens.”
Visa types contributing most to the migrant arrivals were:
work visas (42,400 – up 4,200)
New Zealand and Australian citizens (37,900 – up 1,700)
student visas (24,300 – down 3,600)
residence visas (16,700 – up 2,600).
I keep thinking migration is going to peak, but every month fewer NZers are leaving and more Aussies are moving here!