NZ Herald: Love and loathing in Aotearoa [New Zealand]
4:00AM Sunday Jul 05, 2009
By Alice Neville
They love our clean, green image but are baffled by our tax laws – a comprehensive survey of migrants has revealed for the first time what new Kiwis like and loathe about Aotearoa.
The survey, carried out by the Department of Labour and Statistics New Zealand, is the biggest of its kind, tracking 7000 people over their first three years here.
About one in four migrants had experienced at least one incident of discrimination.
Those from Asia and in the “other” category were most likely to have experienced it in a public place or work setting.
“I think the employers are giving priority to the people who have New zealand experience.
“The problem is if nobody’s willing to give me a job, how can I get New Zealand experience?”
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