Chang Yieshan (right) and his wife, Chang Wu SuChin, consider the attractions of Wellington at a seminar for 40 Taiwanese businesspeople in August 1988. The visitors were being encouraged to settle in the capital, and were told about investment opportunities, property values and finance in a seminar organised by the Wellington Regional Enterprise Board. From the mid-1980s changes to New Zealand's immigration criteria sought to attract migrants who could improve business outcomes for the country. The result was a considerable rise in new settlers from Asia.
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