Immigration website takes sprain as thousands of Americans investigate their options away from countries around the world that will be led by Donald Trump
The election of Donald Trump as Americas next chairperson has sent shockwaves around the globe and resulted in a rush of interest from Americans in emigrating to New Zealand.
In the past 24 hours, the website of Immigration New Zealand( INZ) received 56,300 trips from the US a huge rise on its daily average of 2,300. Within the same period, more than 7,000 Americans registered interest in moving to New Zealand, which is more than double the monthly average.
Similar spikes of interest in New Zealand were noted by INZ from Britons in the months after Brexit, with New Zealand seen as an ideal resettlement society due to its shared cultural history with Britain.
The New Zealand Now website which contains detailed information on living, acting, considering and investing in New Zealand received 70,500 inspects from the US in the past 24 hours, or 69,000 more than its daily average.
The surge in pastime from Americans in moving to New Zealand inaugurated a month before the US presidential election, with twice high levels of work find compared against a year before.
New Zealand has already seen its highest levels of in-migration on register in 2016, and Kiwis were quick to take to Twitter and jokingly defend their borders.