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Social Research #4

Social Research #4 New Zealand has been experiencing record high levels of migration since 2013. In the last 5 years, the number of arrivals with the intention to stay for 12 months or longer reached an average of 130,000 migrants p.a. However, little is known about migrants who set up...

Social Research #3

Social Research #3 In our third social research “Migrants and Volunteering in New Zealand”, we collaborated with Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) to understand how new migrants engage with volunteering. VNZ is is the peak body for volunteering and is an association of...

Migrant Banking in New Zealand 2017

Migrant Banking in New Zealand 2017 Why are migrants important to banks?   Every migrant needs a bank. So… how do migrants choose their bank? We researched over 1,000 migrants in New Zealand and asked them about their banking to produce Migrant Banking in New Zealand 2017 – NZ’s first...

Social Research #2

Social Research #2 In this second social research “Your Role In Building An Inclusive Multicultural New Zealand”, we looked at what each of us can do to build a more inclusive multicultural society from the perspective of: Government Corporate and small business Education...

The unknown facts about Chinese in NZ

The unknown facts about Chinese in NZ Nihao! It’s Chinese Language Week in New Zealand and whilst the focus is on the language, not many people understand about Chinese as consumers. In the past few months, I have been asked several times “Eric can you help us to reach out to the Chinese community...

Let’s talk about immigration with facts and not emotions.

Let’s talk about immigration with facts and not emotions. Over the past few days, we have seen a string of news coverage over Duncan Garner’s column about racial based immigration. And here are the articles responding to Garner: Duncan Garner’s column feeds fears immigrants will never feel welcome We’re...