New Zealand Population Change
At least one so-called X-pert has come out with analysis saying that death is down in New Zealand, so that we can ‘hurry-up-and-forget-about’ the New Zealand whistleblower (Barry Young) account of extra deaths after COVID shots.
But you can hide excess deaths under a wave of net immigration. In New Zealand recently, net migration accounts for almost all of the change in population there:
Hidden in the numbers will be a changing count of deaths of those who were New Zealanders by birth, diluted by a changing count of net immigrants. In other words, it is simultaneously possible for a population death rate to go down while people are dying faster.
[source of change in NZ population] — Government of New Zealand. https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-releases/national-population-estimates-at-30-june-2023/