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Britons and Americans leaving for New Zealand thanks to Brexit, Trump

Staff Writer |
The number of British migrants entering New Zealand increased for the first time in 10 years, according to Immigration New Zealand.

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There was an 8 percent increase in the number of British citizens becoming New Zealand residents from the year ending 2015, marking the first rise in a decade.

Work visas offered to British citizens increased by 1,500 in the three months to November.

Britain's decision to leave the EU occurred in June; in May, June and July, 5385 British citizens expatriated to New Zealand, while in August, September and October the figure reached 6,882.

Work visas for Americans rose 15 percent between October and November after right-wing politician Donald Trump won the presidency.


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