Migrants Tales – Cael’s Tale of The Kiwi Way

Continuing in our series of Migrant Tales – first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand taken from locations around the net. Today’s tale was written by a Malaysian migrant who moved to New Zealand with his family during his high school years. Very quickly Cael realised his education had taken a massive…

Are New Zealand Employers Racist?

Watch this video about a very personable New Zealand man of Malaysian descent, Yik Kun Heng, who is unable to find a job because of his Chinese sounding name. Racism is the “ugly face of racism in New Zealand today” and kiwis still have a lot to learn about personal race relations” All of his…

Migrants Changing Names To Get Jobs

Lincoln Tan has written another excellent article about the problems that migrants are having finding work in New Zealand during the present tough economic climate. According to Mr Tan an academic says that businesses often eliminate Asian sounding applicants at a very early stage in the interview selection process. Surely that is racial discrimination?: “Desperate…