Immigration NZ typically receives 3000 registrations from Britons
wanting to work, study or invest in New Zealand each month, through its
New Zealand Now website. But that leapt to 5005 in the 12 days immediately following Britain's
June 23 Brexit referendum, in which Britons voted to leave the European
Union, spokeswoman Emma Murphy said.
The department also normally received 7000 registrations from Americans
wanting to work, study or invest in New Zealand each quarter, through
New Zealand Now, she said.
But that had risen to 13,522 in the less than three months since
Donald Trump won the Republican Party's pivotal Indiana primary on May
About 3700 Britons normally visited the websites each day, but that
had nearly trebled to 10,000 in the 12 days following the Brexit
Visits from the US rose from an average of 6100 a day before the Indiana primary to 8700 since, she said.