Residency sale plays on US fear

PT       2003-02-15 
New Zealand is being advertised as a bolt-hole for wealthy Americans and Europeans worried about terrorism or war.
Former Government official Kelly Beeman says that with $1 million to deposit in a New Zealand bank, English-speaking foreigners can earn permanent residency and a haven without even having to move here.
His marketing strategy relies on the investor category of the Government's immigration policy, which rewards people for their business experience and the size of their investment.