Oct 14, 2022 • 34M

How many people do we want living in Aotearoa by 2100?

Govt removes planning range 'cap' of 40-50k new residents per year, but rejects idea it is flying blind or hasn't planned enough infrastructure. So what should Aotearoa's population growth rate be?

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TLDR: The Government has just taken a decades-long cap off Aotearoa-NZ’s residency visa programme and has repeatedly loosened its restrictions for both temporary work visas and visas for residency in recent months.

Right now, migration flows are just a trickle compared to the last 20 years, but huge demand for labour and the growing pain of climate chan…

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