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Samoan is the most widely spoken non-official language 2.
Demographics of New Zealand
However, most Chinese New Zealanders live in the North Island, and are of more recent migrant heritage. Farming is a major occupation in New Zealand, although more people are employed as sales assistants. Acehnese Javanese Malays Minangkabau. In —09, a target of 45, migrants was set by the New Zealand Immigration Service plus a 5, tolerance. Ministry of Education website. This represents a 5. The majority of Chinese New Zealanders were from Mainland ChinaTaiwan made up a third of all immigrants and ten percent came from Malaysia.