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When was the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust established?

The New Zealand government established the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust in 2004 with $5 million as a gesture of reconciliation in support of the formal apology. The Trust is a gesture of goodwill to the poll tax payers, their descendants and future generations in recognition of the hardship caused by the poll tax and other discriminatory legislation.


What was the New Zealand government's apology for?

In 2002, the New Zealand government formally apologised to the early settler Chinese community for the actions of previous governments that imposed a poll tax on Chinese persons entering New Zealand and other discriminatory statutes.

紐西蘭政府在 2002 年向華人早期移民正式道歉,因為前政府向移民紐西蘭的華人課徵人頭稅,並頒佈過其他歧視性法令。