NZ Immigration Related News Round-up

NZ Herald: Integrate or stay away, migrants told
Sep 29, 2008
By Lincoln Tan

New Zealand First says it will not welcome immigrants if they come from societies with a “class system” or where women are treated as subservient to men.

Deputy leader Peter Brown, an immigrant from England, told a crowd of mainly refugees and immigrants at a political debate in Mt Albert yesterday that New Zealand was an “egalitarian society” and those who could not integrate were not welcome. More.

NZ Herald: Parties send debaters to win over immigrants
Sep 26, 2008
By Lincoln Tan

National will be pitching for votes in Labour heartland this weekend as the parties face off for another political debate to woo ethnic voters before the election. More.

NZ Herald: Migration loss to Aussie highest in nearly 20 years
Sep 19, 2008

The annual loss of people from this country to Australia hit a 19-1/2-year high in August, new figures from Statistics New Zealand show.

The net outflow to Australia on a permanent or long term (PLT) basis was 33,000 in the August year, compared to 25,900 in the August 2007 year. More.

NZ Herald: Asians fear being political football
Jul 07, 2008
By Lincoln Tan

Auckland’s Asian migrants are bracing themselves for a backlash against claims of an “Asian invasion” as this year’s election draws closer.

Their numbers are tipped to rise further in a report due out tomorrow – but many Asians say the label is meaningless anyway. More.

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