NZ: Record 40,000 off to be Aussies

More and more New Zealanders are moving to Australia in the biggest exodus for a decade.

Figures issued yesterday showed more than 40,000 New Zealanders crossed the Tasman in the past 12 months, up almost 6200 on the year before.

Economists said the rush could worsen in coming months if the Australian economy continued to be stronger than New Zealand's.