14 Jun 2023

New Zealand: Net gain of 70,000 migrants

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 14 June 2023

New Zealand had a net gain of more than 70-thousand migrants in the year to April.

Those numbers included a huge spike in March, while numbers have dropped off again since.

Immigration Minister Michael Wood says the numbers are a positive sign as the government tries to get workers into the economy.

Mr Wood spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.