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Peters' immigration call rubbished

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/06/2016

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has rubbished NZ First leader Winston Peters' call to dramatically slash immigration.

Over the weekend, Mr Peters said New Zealand must reduce its net immigration figures to between 7000 and 15,000 a year.

He said the country's at "breaking point" and there's growing pressure on infrastructure.

But Mr Woodhouse said Mr Peters' idea is unworkable.

"How would you get it down to 15,000?" he told reporters on Tuesday.

"Effectively that would be fewer than the number of Kiwis who are bringing their spouses and children in. It really is unworkable."

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