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Brexit sparks rush for New Zealand as emigration inquiries hit record high

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The New Zealand media have warned of a “British Invasion” after government data revealed huge spikes in the number of queries from Britons in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Typically the Immigration New Zealand website receives 3,000 registrations a month from British nationals interested in moving to, working or investing in New Zealand.

But on the day of the Brexit referendum the website received 998 registrations from Britons, compared with 109 at the same time the year before. Anyone who registers will get regular updates and more detailed information on moving to New Zealand.

In the 49 days following the Brexit vote more than 10,000 British nationals registered their interest – compared with 4,599 during the same period the year before.

On Monday the New Zealand Herald ran a story on the increase on its front page, with an illustration declaring a “British invasion”. – READ MORE

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