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    Thumbs up Opinion article - attitudes towards immigration

    I thought this was a nice middle-of-of-the-road article by a Kiwi who moved to NZ as a child.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11843688

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    Interesting, I agree.

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    Here's another one:
    Migrating to New Zealand: The trade-off for a better life http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/...-a-better-life

    The immigration changes have been getting a LOT of coverage in local media, with plenty of differing opinions, eg
    Duncan Garner: Packed to the rafters, an expensive addiction to immigration http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/poli...to-immigration
    'I can't disagree strongly enough with the perception of too many migrants' http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9193...-many-migrants
    A brief glossary of terms politicians use in the immigration debate http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9194...gration-debate
    and lots of statistics like
    NZ net migration at new record highs, arrivals on the rise http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11845494
    Immigration, tourism hold at record levels http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/busine...-hits-new-high

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    in the Herald today: Liam Dann: Let's lead the world on immigration debate http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=11846099

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    Maybe they should introduce a "New Zealand Values" test, much like Australia did recently. They did it for citizenshp; we should do it for PR.

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    Xenophobia not welcome in migrant debate http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/ne...ectid=11847932

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    I thought this was a nice middle-of-of-the-road article by a Kiwi who moved to NZ as a child.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11843688
    My 2 cents -

    We've had enough of diplomatic and middle ground articles. We need someone strong to step up and say yay or nay. As the article says - immigration is dealing with actual people, not a commodity.

    Someone needs to either lay down the welcome mat or pull up the whole ladder. Right now the mat's out and the ladder is partially up - only those who can jump high enough (or stand on a pile of cash 3 stories high) can come in. So either lower the ladder and lead the world or shut shop and stop wooing prospective "high-skilled" (read rich in wealth, knowledge or experience) immigration because that ain't gonna happen.

    Problem is that the guy who stands up one way or another has to provide REASON for his decision and PROPAGANDA for his decision since nobody seems to give a bleep about actual numbers anyway. Its not an easy decision by any means - but one that needs to be made if this debate is going to end.

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    Statistics in pretty-coloured graph form: Where have New Zealand's migrants come from in the last four decades? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9221...t-four-decades

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    Thanks for all the links, Oregonkiwi!

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    You're welcome - here's another one: An ugly great can of Winston: the inescapable result of Labourís immigration push https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/27...igration-push/

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