Michael Reddell: Most NZ immigrants come from Asian countries

Author
Christina Campbell ,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 6:57AM
New Zealand is reaching record levels of immigration. (Getty Images)

Michael Reddell: Most NZ immigrants come from Asian countries

Author
Christina Campbell ,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 6:57AM

New Zealand is reaching record levels of immigration.

Skilled migrant arrivals have risen by around 24,000 people in the last 13 years.

A New Zealand Herald analysis shows the UK is responsible for the biggest chunk of these arrivals.

But former economist at the Reserve Bank Michael Reddell told Nadine Higgins when you look at all visa categories, it's a different story.

He said most of the categories are dominated by those coming from Asian countries.

LISTEN ABOVE: Nadine Higgins talks to economist Michael Reddell about his disagreement to the stats.