For a country which has a history of resisting American imperialism, i.e., banning the U.S Nuclear powered Navy from its ports, times have changed.
Today, New Zealand is moving steadily by stealth towards passive acceptance of a FATCA IGA. It gets no media coverage, and has no visible, on the ground, opposition. Nothing concerning the detrimental impacts of FATCA has broken out in public media, and I think it is fair to say, that Kiwis generally have no idea what is happening (not withstanding Osgood, Moby and Pukekonz comments on IBS). Continue reading