Sat. Sep 21st, 2019

Will New Zealand Settle for Hundreds of Progressive Aussie Local weather Refugees?

Air New Zealand. Robert Frola [GFDL or GFDL], through Wikimedia Commons

By Eric Worrall

h/t Charles – a big spike in dissatisfied Progressive Aussies registering curiosity in migration to New Zealand has been detected within the wake of Australia’s shock Federal election outcome.

Visitors to New Zealand’s Immigration Web site Skyrocketed After the Australian Election

By Gavin Butler|21 Might 2019, 12:03pm

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) revealed that the variety of folks in Australia taking a look at its web site on Sunday—the day after the election—elevated greater than tenfold in comparison with the identical time the week earlier than, SBS reviews. Registered expressions of curiosity—step one within the visa course of—elevated by greater than 25 instances. Greater than eight,500 folks visited the New Zealand Now web site and 512 registered curiosity, in comparison with about 20 registrations on Might 12, the federal government division mentioned. Google analytics additionally confirmed a spike in Australians looking out the phrases ‘transferring to New Zealand’, in keeping with TVNZ—significantly these from Queensland.

Jennifer Curtin, politics professor at Auckland College and an knowledgeable in trans-Tasman politics, recommended that the sudden curiosity in emigrating to New Zealand could possibly be a short lived response to voters’—significantly progressive voters’—disappointment that Labor didn’t win. When the financial realities of really transferring nation have been absolutely thought-about, she mentioned, folks’s enthusiasm was more likely to wane.

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Sorry New Zealand, it appears such as you’re going to must take one for the group.

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