On returning to New Zealand, Nathalie continued to study Mandarin at University. Now 24 years old, she works at Russell McVeagh law firm in Wellington.
- At the time of the 2013 Census, the Chinese New Zealander population stood at approximately 171,000. This represented a 16 percent increase from the 2006 Census.
- Mandarin Chinese is one of the few languages seeing an increase in students. However, only about 4,200 students are currently studying Mandarin at secondary level.
- China is New Zealand's biggest export market with about NZ$10 billion exported in 2014.
- About 378,000 Chinese tourists visited New Zealand last year - the second most of any nation after Australia.