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Published on May 21st, 2013 | by john.weir

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More people than ever moving to New Zealand

More people are arriving to live in New Zealand long-term than leaving the country, with April seeing the biggest net migration gain in two years.

Statistics NZ said that the net gain of 1600 in April reflected more people arriving from around the world and fewer New Zealanders leaving.

There was a flood of migration to Australia after the Canterbury earthquakes, but that has been ebbing away, as many skilled migrants head over to NZ to help with the rebuild.

The latest net loss to Australia was well down on the recent high of 3600 recorded in September 2011.

On an annual basis, New Zealand had a net gain of 4800 migrants in the April 2013 year, compared with a net loss of 4000 in the April 2012 year.

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