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Here to Stay - The Chinese

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007

The Chinese story was always going to be a difficult and sensitive one to tell since, arguably, no other immigrant community has been discriminated against as much simply for the colour of their skin.
– Presenter Bernadine Lim, on presenting this episode
The story of the Chinese in New Zealand is one of gold mountains, green grocers and yellow perils, poll tax and pakapoo, peking ducks and school dux, bloggers, bananas, bro'Town and Bruce Lee.
– Presenter Bernadine Lim
We’re a visible minority — geeky, inscrutable, we work too hard, build enormous houses in Howick, play piano well, drive cars badly, and all look the same. Yeah, right.
– Presenter Bernadine Lim
Being a New Zealander to many people means being a Pākehā or being Māori, but they’re going to have to get used to it that we’re here and we’re New Zealanders, too.
– Historian Lynette Shum