With reporting around changes to Immigration New Zealand's partnership policy zooming in on our Indian community, two extremely important points are being overlooked.

Firstly, the policy affects a far wider range of New Zealanders, such as devout Christians, who choose not to live together prior to marriage, even if they are engaged and making elaborate wedding preparations. In some cases they have married offshore but the New Zealander has had to return following the honeymoon due to work commitments.

Secondly, evidence from several countries shows that couples who do not co-co-habit prior to marriage are actually far more likely to

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