‘Our migration policy impacts on New Zealand citizens, on recent immigrants and on people who are never permitted to set foot on this land. It creates prosperity for some and hardship for others.’
Debates over immigration are heating up – with grave political consequences. Fair Borders draws together a broad set of writers to discuss whether New Zealand’s immigration policy offers a 'fair go’ to those just arriving, and to those who arrived a long time ago. This edited collection includes new and diverse perspectives that go beyond the boundaries of popular debate, in which migrants are too often treated as numbers, not people.
Andrew Chen is a PhD candidate in Computer Systems Engineering at the Univeristy of Auckland.
Francis Collins is a senior lecturer in Geography and Rutherford Discovery Fellow at the University of Auckland.
David Hall is a Senior Researcher at The Policy Observatory AUT.
Nina Hall is a lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Hautahi Kingi is an economist based in Washington, DC.
Tahu Kukutai is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.
Evelyn Marsters is deputy editor at Impolitikal.
Kate McMillan is a senior lecturer in Politics at Victoria Univeristy of Wellington.
Arama Rata is a Research Officer at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis.
Murdoch Stephens is a lecturer at Massey Univeristy in Wellington.
What are BWB Texts?
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Commissioned as short digital-first works, BWB Texts unlock diverse stories, insights and analysis from the best of our past, present and future New Zealand writing.
'Immigration from a Māori perspective', Bridget Mills, RNZ, 26 June 2017.
'Book extract: International migration: the great trade-off', Hautahi Kingi, National Business Review, 23 June 2017.
'Govt ill-prepared for immigration boom - survey', RNZ, 21 June 2017.
'It’s time for Māori to be heard on immigration policy', Dale Husband and Tahu Kukutai, e-Tangata, 18 June 2017.
'Attitudes to immigration', Sunday Morning, RNZ, 18 June 2017.
'Mistake to see immigration as problem - researcher', Sunday Morning, RNZ, 18 June 2017.
'Please don’t say ‘real Kiwi’: How to talk about immigration without being a dick', Andrew Chen, The Spinoff, 15 June 2017.
'With the election looming, a new poll reveals New Zealanders’ views on immigration', David Hall, The Spinoff, 12 June 2017.