Move to Auckland? Nah, we are coming to you

The population of Auckland is set to bust through 1.5 million:

Auckland’s population will be pushed over 1.5 million next week, Statistics New Zealand says.

And it’s likely that will be a literal push, with the 1.5 millionth person likely to be a new baby.

“The 1.5 millionth person could be a migrant coming from overseas or from within New Zealand but it is most likely to be a new baby,” population statistics manager Andrea Blackburn said.

“That’s because births add more than net migration to Auckland’s population growth.”

Auckland had dominated the nation’s population growth for the past 60 years and was most likely to hit the 1.5 million mark on February 1, Ms Blackburn said.

It had taken 35 years to jump from 500,000 to 1,000,000 but only 16 years to reach 1.5 million – and account for 34 per cent of New Zealand’s population.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.