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Immigration Symposium & 28th Annual General Meeting 

Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council is hosting the 28th Multicultural New Zealand (MNZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on 30 June – 2 July 2017 at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross Centre, 89 Church St, Mosgiel, Dunedin.
The AGM is our most important event of the year and brings together key cultural and ethnic leaders and communities from across New Zealand. This AGM will be focused on immigration issues and will explore New Zealand’s immigration policy from a number of viewpoints and disciplines. Our hope is that by doing so New Zealanders will be better informed and educated about immigration in New Zealand.

The immigration symposium commences from 9 am on Saturday, where leaders from the community, iwi, business, and academia will debate and share their views on New Zealand’s immigration policy.

Questions that will be used to frame the discussion include:

-What are New Zealand’s current immigration policy settings and how do they compare historically and internationally?

-What are the costs and benefits for New Zealand from immigration?

-Is immigration really responsible for housing unaffordability?

-Who is responsible for helping to settle new immigrants in New Zealand – central government, local government or NGO? And what is the role community organisation in the settlement of new immigrants?

The AGM will also include an official powhiri to open the AGM, an update on Immigration NZ’s Settlement Strategy, discussion on Multicultural New Zealand’s Policy proposals for the 2017 general election, as well as a dinner and cultural evening.

Please click here for the programme plan.

For further information about the Immigration Symposium or if you would like to attend please contact Pamela Arul on 04 9169177 or

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