The Integration of Immigrants Programme is a five year research programme led by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Massey University and the University of Waikato and funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Immigrants are a vital aspect of New Zealand’s future. Their successful integration into our economy and society is of critical importance both to their personal experience of settlement and to the wellbeing of New Zealand as a whole. This programme explores how immigrant employees and business owners utilise their skills and experience as they settle in New Zealand.

The research combines leading edge conceptual and methodological approaches, both quantitative and qualitative, to better understand the economic integration of immigrants into New Zealand society.

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Annual Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads conference 2013

October 21 - 22, Wellington; Massey University Great Hall and Theatrette

The annual Pathways conference, co-hosted by the Nga Tangat Oho Mairangi research team and the Ministry of business, Innovation and Employment, took place last month in Wellington.

The Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads conference offered an exciting array of local and international speakers to discuss the impacts of the rapidly changing populations as well as the processes and policies of international migration systems. 

The conference was attended by over 150 people from a range of backgrounds including policy people, academics and community service providers.

For further details, presentations and video recording from this event, please visit the Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi website:

http://www.ngatangata.ac.nz/

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Pathways to Metropolis - Welcome and Hon Nathan Guy

Video recordings of the plenary sessions of the Pathways to Metropolis conference are now available.

Hon Nathan Guy. 2012. Pathways to Metropolis Keynote speech. Wednesday, 24 October 2012

[Please forward to 7 minutes for the formal welcome and 22 minutes for the beginning of Hon Nathan Guy's Keynote presentation]

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Pathways to Metropolis - International Migration Institute

Video recordings of all plenary sessions from the Pathways to Metropolis conference are now available.  

Bakewell, O., Vezzoli, S., & Bonfiglio, A. 2012. Where to Next? Exploring Migration Futures in the Pacific. Wednesday, 24 October 2012

[Please forward the recording to 9 minutes 30 seconds for the start of the session]

 

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Pathways to Metropolis - Thomas Liebig

Video recordings of the plenary sessions from the Pathways to Metropolis conference are now available.

Liebig, Thomas. 2012. Recruiting and Integrating Skilled Migrants: Trends and Challenges for OECD Countries. Thursday, 25 October 2012

[Please forward the recording to 18 minutes 15 seconds for the start of the session]

 

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Pathways to Metropolis - Klaus Zimmerman

Video recordings of the plenary sessions of the Pathways to Metropolis conference are now available.

Zimmerman, Klaus. 2012. Circular Migration: Challenges and Perspectives. Thursday, 25 October 2012

[Please forward the recording to 18 minutes 30 seconds for the start of the session]

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Pathways plenary session: Brenda Yeoh

Video recordings of the plenary sessions of the Pathways to Metropolis conference are now available.

Yeoh, Brenda. 2012. Pathways to the Cosmopolis? Transnational Healthcare Workers and the Politics of Carework in Singapore. Friday, 26 October 2012.

[Please forward the recording to 17 minutes for the start of the session]

 

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Pathways plenary presentation - Jock Collins

Video recordings of the plenary presentations of the Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century conference are now available.

Collins, J. 2012. Immigrant Entrepreneurship and the Cosmopolitan City: Korean Immigrants in the Sydney Restaurant Industry. Friday, 26 October 2012.

[Please forward the recording to 19 minutes and 20 seconds for the beginnning of the session].

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Pathways to Metropolis - Powerpoint presentations are now available

The Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century conference took place in November 2012 at the Auckland campus of Massey University. Many of the PowerPoint presentations from both plenary presenters and workshop presenters are now available on this website. Please go to the 'Publications' tab on this page, followed by the 'Conferences' tab to locate the relevant presentation. Please note: not all PPTs were made available to the conference organisers. If there is a presentation that has not been uploaded, please contact Trudie Cain t.cain@massey.ac.nz and she will try to locate it for you. 

Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century

The Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century: Immigration Issues and Futures conference was held at Massey University (Albany) 24-26 October 2012. Follow the link below for further information.

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New Zealand and International Migration: A Digest and Bibliography

New Zealand and International Migration: A Digest and Bibliography, Number 5, edited by Andrew Trlin, Paul Spoonley and Richard Bedford, is now available here in PDF form. The five chapters in the digest section examine important contemporary topics that concern: recent developments in immigration policy; the flow and characteristics of arrivals; departures and net migration; the phenomenon of the New Zealand diaspora; attitudes towards immigration and immigrants; and the move to New Zealand by South Africans.

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Small Business: Immigrants setting up shop in NZ

An interview with Professor Paul Spoonley of Massey University on the entrepreneurial spirit of many migrants to New Zealand. 

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Conference Announcement: Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century: Immigration Issues and Futures

The annual 'Pathways' Conference is to take place 24-26 October 2012 at Massey University, Auckland. This year, the conference will comprise a mix of plenaries and workshops featuring contemporary developments in skilled and unskilled migration flows, the potential impacts of future migration flows on urban societies and economies, and the prospects for 'gateway' cities in the 21st century. Go to the IIP's Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century conference website for more detailed information.

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Richard Bedford - Migration, urbanisation and new diaspora

In this paper, the content of which was presented at the annual IIP Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference, Professor Richard Bedford reflects on the Pacific's future migration patterns.

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Research Report: Bakkie, Braai and Boerewors: South African Employers and Employees in Auckland and Hamilton

Click below to access the PDF of an IIP report examining the economic outcomes and experiences of employers and employees who have migrated from South Africa and settled in Auckland or Hamilton. Our research shows that a safer environment and a more relaxed lifestyle were significant drawcards for many of our participants.

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Research Report - Bangers 'n' Mash: British Employers and Employees in Auckland and Hamilton

The IIP's latest report examines the experiences of United Kingdom-born immigrants to Auckland and Hamilton. Our research paints a picture of relative financial prosperity for British migrants with little downward occupational mobility on arrival in New Zealand. However, social and economic expectations are not always fully realised.

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Journal article - Bamboo Networks: Chinese Business Owners and Co-Ethnic Networks in Auckland, New Zealand

IIP's latest article explores the networks Chinese business owners rely on as they establish and maintain their businesses. The article appears in the Journal of Chinese Overseas.

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Press release - Namaste New Zealand

The latest Massey University press release on IIP's most recent report: Namaste New Zealand.

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Research Report - Namaste New Zealand: Indian Employers and Employees in Auckland

The IIP's latest report examines the experiences of India-born immigrants to Auckland, New Zealand.  The report shows that many of our interviewees chose to migrate to New Zealand for 'lifestyle' reaons: in order to enjoy a higher standard of living; to better educate their children; and to  live in a clean, safe environment.

 

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Research Report - The Transformation of Immigrant Communities: The Case of Dutch Kiwis

Our latest research report is co-authored by IIP's Jacques Poot and Amsterdam-based Suzan van der Pas. The report explores the dynamics of the Dutch community in New Zealand since 1950. 

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Professor Paul Spoonley on TV1's Closeup

An interview on TV1's Closeup with Professor Paul Spoonley addressing the development of ethnic precincts in Dominion Road, Auckland.    

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Research Report - Half Way House: The Dominion Road Ethnic Precinct

Our latest research report focuses on the development of Dominion Road, Auckland as a distinct ethnic precinct over the past 20 years.

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Papers presented at the 2010 Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference are now available

Papers presented at the annual Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference held on 6 and 7 December in Wellington are now available. Either see links below this news section or click through here to the Pathways Conference section

Professor Richard Bedford was awarded the 2010 Dame Joan Metge Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand

Professor Bedford received this prestigious social science award 'for his landmark research on migration in the Asia-Pacific region and his inspiring role as a strategic and influential institution builder making possible new, vibrant and vital directions in New Zealand social science'.

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Jacques Poot and Steven Stillman win inaugural Statistics New Zealand Prize

Jacques Poot and Steven Stillman’s conference paper, “The importance of heterogeneity when examining immigrant education-occupation mismatch: evidence from New Zealand” was awarded the inaugural Statistics New Zealand Prize for the best conference paper using official statistics. This research will soon be available as an IIP working paper.

Research Report - 'Kimchi Networks: Korean Employers and Employees in Auckland'

Our latest research report focuses on the experiences of Korean employers and employees in Auckland. Many of our participants found the settlement process challenging and turned to family, friends and Korean Christian churches for support and information.

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Research Report - 'Bamboo Networks: Chinese Employers and Employees in Auckland'

The findings from the research suggest that many of the participants chose to live in New Zealand because of the lifestyle the country offers: a clean, green environment and the possibility of a better future for their children but many are instead finding that their life here is tougher than the one they left behind.  ...click here to view pdf

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