23 Jun 2012

Migrant exodus slowing - statistics

11:11 am on 23 June 2012

An exodus of migrants leaving New Zealand seems to be slowing.

Statistics New Zealand figures show long-term arrivals outnumbered departures last month, with a seasonally-adjusted net gain of 160 people.

That compares with a net loss of 800 in April, and a gain of 250 in March.

ANZ senior economist Mark Smith says the turnaround is due to more arrivals and fewer departures.