In early April, our own June Ranson talked about the information being released by New Zealand politicians.
2017 sees New Zealand’s election year and migration has become a hot topic of debate in the beehive. June points to current statistics around migration, released by the NZ Initiative:
• 31% for work only – temporary stay
• 29% NZ & Australian citizens (New Zealanders returning home)
• 22% international students
• 12% residence – migrants here for the long term
• 5% visitor
• 1% other
From this data we can see that 2016 showed New Zealanders returning home as one of the main reasons people were coming into New Zealand.
“One of the big myths being pedalled by politicians is that migration numbers are increasing and having a negative impact on housing shortages, house prices, infrastructure, job shortages and job competition.”
“All of this propaganda is painting a totally false picture of the situation. It is alarming the public and causing the current Government to react to show they are listening and competing in the ‘game’ to win the election.”[/blockquote]