New Zealanders are Britainâs most successful ethnic group, according to a report out. We arrive on your shores with nothing âmany have never seen a city before- yet integrate well into British society, despite profound differences of culture and beliefs, and the racism we encounter. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/05/born_abroad/economics/html/overview.stm when I stepped off the boat in 1996 I didnât even have the price of a cappuccino. I already knew some English phrases, but I found the city a bewildering place, so many unfamiliar sights and sounds. For the first few years I worked in the drains, doing the jobs that the British didnât want. In Britain I have been able to realise my great dream - to work in an pub. Iâll never forget the first time some English people invited me to their house. They served lamb from a 'supermarket'. In New Zealand if we want to eat lamb we have to strangle it ourselves. It hurts when they donât accept you at first, but I have many English friends now, my Hindu is getting better all the time. I came to Britain to seek a better life after the soldiers burned my village. I dream of returning to my homeland one day, when the situation and goverment is more stable. But Britain is my home now.