Filipinos like all other Asian nationalities in New Zealand are still considered third class citizens. This is the truth whether we will accept it or not. Though New Zealand is considered to be one of the most accommodating country for Asians, we Filipinos still feels a bit of difference particularly in job hunting.
Unless given a job offer before arriving in New Zealand, Filipinos feel the pressure of culture shock and coping up in a higher standards of living. Filipinos tend to land on job they need rather than on the jobs they want.