NZ Immigrants Forced To Live in Third World Conditions

Lincoln Tan, the immigration affairs reporter for the NZ Herald has written about the desperate financial plight of immigrants in New Zealand who have been reduced to living in vehicles. Some can’t even afford campsite fees. And it’s set to become  harder with with a raise in GST to 15% (even on food) and tax…

Migration: Culture Shock and Loss, A Comparison

Many migrants to New Zealand usually go through some form of culture shock -a pyscological reaction to an unfamiliar environment, or a sense of grief for the loss of the lives they they’ve left behind. I’d like to just take a few moments to weigh up the two. 1.Honeymoons and Denial Exposure to an unfamiliar…

Migration: Culture Shock and Loss, A Comparison

Many migrants to New Zealand usually go through some form of culture shock -a pyscological reaction to an unfamiliar environment, or a sense of grief for the loss of the lives they they’ve left behind. I’d like to just take a few moments to weigh up the two. 1.Honeymoons and Denial Exposure to an unfamiliar…