22 Aug 2012

Trans-Tasman exodus continues

12:15 pm on 22 August 2012

There's no sign of a drop in the number of people moving permanently to Australia.

New figures show a seasonally adjusted net loss of 660 people in July, a turnaround from increases in June and May.

In the year to the end of July, 54,000 New Zealanders left to live in Australia, while 14,000 people came the other way.

A senior economist at ANZ Bank, Mark Smith, says overall the migration trend is still positive.