Australians moving to NZ outnumber Kiwis going to Oz

Humboldt Mountains, New Zealand.

Humboldt Mountains, New Zealand. Image by kiwinz / CC BY 2.0

New Zealand's annual net migration rose for the third month in a row with more Australians moving to NZ than Kiwis moving to Australia for the first time in 21 years. Australia was the largest source of arrivals with 22,721 migrants in the year -- although many are dual citizens returning home to NZ, Statistics NZ said. The figures released also show Indian arrivals jumped 64% in the year to be the third largest source of migrants at 10,722 people arriving in New Zealand.  The UK was the second largest source of migrants to New Zealand. Read more:

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