Their assailants were described as European rather than New Zealanders, although accents mean little in a country open to immigration by people from all nationalities.
In fact, the problem is fairly serious one that should not be made light of, since the influx of women from Thailand is leading to an increase in the number of single or sole mothers, there being insufficient marriageable New Zealand men to go round.
Also, some Thai women are being verbally and occasionally physically assaulted by New Zealand women.
It was reported recently that two Thai women were assaulted in Nelson, a city on the eastern shore of Tasman Bay in South Island.
That is not the answer, and experts say that the problem relates to growing number of Asian and European females in New Zealand, not just Thai wives.
Current tension between Thai women and New Zealand women is what any red blooded New Zealand guy would love: fights between women wanting to marry them!
This is higher than any other industrialised country in the world.