Thinking about studying in New Zealand? Go to another, safer country where gangs of youth don’t prey on people of an Asian appearance. At least six young people have been attacked, beaten and robbed in Auckland recently, almost all of them Chinese or Japanese students. The assaults happened during daylight hours and came as Thai…

Your Exit Interviews – Peter

Some time ago we offered our readers the opportunity to give their own exit interviews. We wanted to find out why people are leaving New Zealand and invited both Kiwis and expats to take part. These are the interviews that will never take place at New Zealand’s border posts. The responses are coming in and…

International Students as Customers

Earlier today I blogged about Linda Tang’s problem with UNITEC not apologising for the way she’d been treated and thought it would be good to look into the problems and expectations that international students have whilst studying in New Zealand, specifically at UNITEC. I’ve dug up a document released in 2004 by the Higher Education…