Does bankruptcy affect your ability to emigrate to New Zealand?

Call NZ Immigration from USA at 64-9-914-4100 and ask them about current requirements. As of now, they claim it could be an issue under the "Character" section of the application. However, that tends to be more focused on wehther or not you have committed crimes and have spent time in jail. So, he suggested when you fill out the Expression of Interest to make sure you don't hide information, but that it shouldn't be an issue.