NZ Well Perceived by Indians
The number of migrants coming to New Zealand from India has continued to increase rapidly in the last three years, despite the global economic downturn that saw significant reduction in the flow of foreign workers to many countries, the Times of India reports. Some 73,4 international students were approved for studies in New Zealand in 29-1 contributing over $2.3 billion annually to the economy. India has now become the largest source country of international students to New Zealand, according to statistics released by the department of labour. Former chairman of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment Richard Howard said there are many reasons why New Zealand continues to be an attractive destination for Indians. “These include our British Commonwealth heritage, a safe and welcoming society, the high standard of education and the fact that New Zealand is well perceived internationally as a clean, green and forward-thinking country,” Howard said.