Record Number of New Zealanders Move to Australia in May: Statistics NZ

A RECORD number of New Zealanders are moving to Australia.

According to Statistics New Zealand, 3300 New Zealanders moved to Australia in May – and that figure is net (meaning it cancels out those who are relocating the other way).

The Christchurch earthquakes and aftershocks, as well as a weak economy, is driving the trend. Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and did have a population of 300,000.

 

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Results of Renters Survey Suggests More Flexibility Required

RENTERS want landlords to pay them greater respect, and they want to be able to customise their homes, according to a recent survey by online group rent.com.au.

The survey also rated as top renter concerns: the ability to own a pet, hang artwork and photos, work on gardens, or enjoy better quality kitchens. Renters also called for home-inspection times that are outside of business hours, and for more time to inspect homes, so as to “get a feel”.

The survey, reported in various press, does not disclose the number of survey respondents. However the issues have presented for decades to landlords.

Interestingly the survey raised an issue of advertised rents often differing from prices given during inspections.

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