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New Zealand’s population is forecast to reach five million this year.

At the moment, our population is swiftly closing in on 4,934,000.

counter on the Stats NZ website shows the population has been steadily climbing since the early 1990s, and this isn’t changing anytime soon.

Senior demographer Kim Dunstan spoke to RNZ saying that, given the current trends, our population could hit the five million mark by the end of this year.

New Zealand’s population increases by one person every five minutes and 26 seconds, based on births, deaths and net migration.




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