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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...

How To Create A Migrant Growth Strategy In 5 Steps

How To Create A Migrant Growth Strategy In 5 Steps   The latest immigration numbers from Stats NZ showed that for the 12 months ending April 2018, more than 130,000 migrants arrived into New Zealand with the intention to stay for more than 12 months, also defined as Permanent and Long Term (PLT) migrants.   To put...

My Chinese friends in their early 40’s are starting to retire.

My Chinese friends in their early 40’s are starting to retire. I lived in China for four years between 2006 and 2010. It was a rare opportunity to witness the mega-changes pre and post 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2017, I visited Beijing and Shanghai. I caught up with many local Chinese friends and ex-colleagues. Most of them are...

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...