US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump 70% after election

The number of Americans who applied for citizenship in New Zealand has jumped 70% in the three months since President Donald Trump was elected.

There were 170 US applications during the first 12 weeks, compared with 100 a year earlier, say the Associated Press.

So the total figure remains relatively low.

But the deep divisions left by a bruising US election appear to make New Zealand – famous for its

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