Current tension between Thai women and New Zealand women is what any red blooded New Zealand guy would love: fights between women wanting to marry them!
Because of this, most foreign labour coming into the country is female.
Many of these come as immigrants, and many of the young women marry New Zealand or European men and settle in the country.
It is believed to be practically entirely due to an influx of Asian women, predominantly Thai women, into the country.
Perhaps this should not be surprising, since most Thai women have a lot to offer New Zealand men, particularly their commitment and devotion to their husband and family.
Around 67% of married Thai women in New Zealand have European partners compared to just 7% of Thai men. Callister, "the surplus of women aged 30 -39 is greater today than immediately after World War 1". Callister expected to find the difference to be due to New Zealand men marrying abroad and staying there.