The Indian Diaspora in New Zealand

Thank you for completing this survey and for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer these questions.

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Know of any others who would like to take this survey?
If you know of other Indians living in New Zealand who would be interested in helping out with this survey and can spare some time, please take a moment and copy this URL: <> and paste it into a new email message and send it on to other eligible family members, relatives, colleagues and friends here in New Zealand. You help is very much appreciated.

Want the paper version?

If you'd rather take this survey on a real piece of paper, you can click below to download the pdf version, and then you can print it out, take the survey, and then post it on to me at: Todd Nachowitz, Dept. of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, 3240.
You can also use the pdf version to email it on to other family and friends that you think might like to take the survey.
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Ethics Review:
This research has gone through ethical review and has been approved by the University of Waikato’s Human Research Ethics Committee in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. If you have any objections or complaints about the nature of this research or the questionnaire, you may contact the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240) or you can email its secretary at: <>.

The final thesis (once submitted and approved, should be available on-line from the University of Waikato's Research Commons web site (click here) in 2012. For more information on the research and its results you can click on the "Home" page link on the left and then bookmark this web site.


December 2011: Preliminary results of the survey have recently been presented at the annual ANZ Diwali function in Auckland 2 November 2011 and the Population Association of New Zealand (PANZ) conference 28 November 2011. I will be finalising these results over the summer break and hope to finish writing up the analysis in early 2012. I am available to give presentations of these survey results to Indian community groups and organisations throughout New Zealand. Drop me an email by clicking here if you are interested.

May 2010: An article about the research written by Venkat Raman appears in the 1 May 2010 issue of Indian Newslink and is available by clicking here.

Other Information:
If you're interested in published articles and books on the Indian diaspora in New Zealand, click on the "Sources" link on the left. If you're interested in contacting Indian organizations and associations that are currently active in New Zealand, click on the "Links" link on the left.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this questionnaire, or if you'd like me to add another group or organisation to the "Links" page,
please feel free to contact me by clicking here.


Join my Facebook page on the Indian diaspora in New Zealand and keep up to date with some of the interesting results of the survey when they become available in late 2011. Visit:
and click the "Like" button.

Thank you again for your cooperation!

Todd Nachowitz, PhD
Studies in Religion
University of Waikato