The continued dishonesty of the NZ Herald

The Media party have been running a narrative that many Americans are leaving there and wanting to come here.

On Tuesday the NZ Herald ran this headline:

Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it?  

Then the first few paragraphs tell us about this dreadful Trump inspired development.

It’s one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It’s another thing to go ahead and do it.

But that’s exactly what seems to be happening, at least in this little corner of the world.

The number of Americans who applied for a grant of NZ citizenship rose by 70 per cent in the 12 weeks following the election of President Donald Trump when compared to the same period a year earlier, immigration records obtained by The Associated Press show.

Figures also show the number of Americans who obtained a New Zealand work visa in January was up 18 per cent from a year earlier, as was the number of Americans who visited the country.

Just awful. The rest of the article is thinly veiled attacks on Donald Trump and how awful America is.

Buried right at the bottom of the article are the real facts…hidden by the click bait headline and the misleading use of statistics.

Americans applying for New Zealand citizenship by grant:
November 8, 2016, to January 31,
2017: 170
2016: 100

Americans applying for New Zealand citizenship by descent:
November 8, 2016, to January 31,
2017: 203
2016: 183

Work-visa arrivals from the US:
January 2017: 254
January 2016: 216

Wow, a total of 70 more people applied than the year before for citizenship. A further 20 people applied for citizenship because one of their parents is already a Kiwi and 38 more people asked for a work visa.

Yeah they are really flooding in aren’t they.

Simply put, you can’t trust the NZ Herald.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.