The key research objectives were to understand the following:
• The prevalence, nature, and pattern of racism and xenophobia experienced by people
in the COVID-19 context, particularly among Tangata Whenua, Chinese, other Asian
peoples (apart from Chinese), and Pacific peoples (and potentially others, such as the
elderly and disabled people).
• Attitudes and views relating to certain ethnic groups in the COVID-19 context.
• How people react or respond to the COVID-specific racism/xenophobia they receive,
including what support mechanisms are used/desired.
• The impact of this racism/xenophobia on the people who have experienced it.