te po tahuri atu (matariki) wrote in nz_in_the_world,
te po tahuri atu

making up ethnicities

I'm interested in people's opinion on this:

People who describe their ethnicity as "New Zealander" or "Kiwi" will have their answers recorded in the main Census for the first time this year. Statistics New Zealand chief demographer Mansoor Khawaja says he is ready to bow to public opinion and stop classifying people who give these answers to the Census ethnicity question under the official category "New Zealand European".

And if you're one of the 86,900 people who have previously listed their ethnicity as a New Zealander or Kiwi would you care to tell us why?
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