Immigration and the future in super-diverse Auckland
What does it mean to live in a rapidly growing, super-diverse city where 40 per cent of residents were born overseas
while others are more at home with the time when diversity was negligible?
Weighing up the value of ethnic diversity alongside the volume of immigration to Auckland’s character and its future
prosperity is a vexed and complex issue – one that is top of mind for many who dwell in the country’s sprawling
metropolis, according to a new report by Massey University sociologists.
A public forum, hosted by an ethnically diverse panel with a breadth of experience in this area, aims to broaden and
shed light on the debate about immigration numbers, as well as how both recent arrivals and born-and-bred residents
cultivate a sense of belonging.
The June 6 public discussion,Talking ethnic diversity and immigration in Tamaki Makaurau, is being hosted by the
Auckland Knowledge Exchange Hub and RIMU (Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit) – a joint venture between
Massey University and Auckland Council.
The event was planned after researchers from Massey’s School of People, Environment and Planning, Associate Professor
Ann Dupuis and Dr Trudie Cain, canvassed recent media coverage and readers’ responses to articles published in 2016
about ‘ethnic diversity’ and ‘immigration’ and wrote a report. The panel will speak on three themes that emerged from
their work, followed by a Q session.
They will tackle gnarly questions such as: Can Brexit/Trump happen here? When is enough enough? And what does it mean to
belong to this place?
Date: Tuesday 6 June 2017
Venue: Upper NZI Rooms, Aotea Centre, Queen St
Time: 5.00 – 7.00 pm - Drinks and nibbles served from 5.00-5.30pm