New Zealand's image as a welcoming, inclusive country seems to have emerged largely unscathed from the mass shootings in Christchurch last month, but visa statistics reveal that the current government is beginning to fulfil its election promise of reducing the number of new long-term migrants. The official target for residency approvals was set at 45, just under two years ago, yet figures from Immigration New Zealand show that such approvals have declined by about 30 per cent since Unlike neighbouring Australia, which simply abolished one of its visas for skilled foreign workers about a year ago to tighten immigration controls, Wellington has moved more stealthily.
Posted by on February 08, A brief History of the Chinese in New Zealand. Due to this historical influx, there is still a distinct Chinese community in the South Island city of Dunedin.
Auckland has always been an ethnically diverse society. In the last 20 years changes in migration patterns have contributed to a substantial increase in the numbers of Asian people living in Auckland. At the Census, almost a quarter 23 per cent of Auckland residents identified with an Asian ethnicity, a much higher proportion than for New Zealand as a whole at 12 per cent, and higher than recorded at the previous Census 19 per cent in
The British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act the order of the terms showed their relative importance gave New Zealand citizenship to all current residents who had been either born British subjects or later naturalised. The Finance Act No. The Immigration Restriction Amendment Act required immigrants to apply for a permanent residence permit before they arrived in New Zealand. The tragedy has been described as New Zealand's worst civil disaster.
Emma Ng wants to re-tell the story of anti-Asian racism in New Zealand. Not just because so few understand the long history of discrimination and scapegoating they have faced here, but because, as she writes "as long as we are allowed to forget, we will find ourselves returning to fight the the same battles". She doesn't want it remembered as Chinese history, but New Zealand history.
Almost half of people canvassed in a new poll consider there are too many Asian immigrants in New Zealand, with Aucklanders having the strongest anti-Asian sentiment. A National Business Review-HP Invent poll of people found 45 per cent thought there were too many Asian immigrants, while 44 per cent thought the number was about right. Just 5 per cent thought there were not enough Asian immigrants.
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As we transition to our new site, you'll still find some Stats NZ information here on this archive site. Statistics about Asian peoples include information on well-being, migration and settlement, language and culture, and population size for different Asian ethnic groups. The survey covers a wide range of social and economic measures, and shows how well-being outcomes are distributed across different groups within the New Zealand population, including ethnic groups.
Paul Spoonley does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Historically, geographically, culturally — there are many points of comparison between Australia and its neighbour to the east, New Zealand.