Diverse Auckland
the face of New Zealand in the 21st Century?

The changing ethnic make-up of Auckland foreshadows changes that will spread to other parts of New Zealand – changes that have implications for New Zealand’s economic development, policy and national identity.

One of the most profound ways in which Asian immigration and new ethnoscapes are impacting on Auckland, and ultimately on New Zealand, is in the development of identities. The multiple and layered identities of Asian migrant populations in New Zealand have already been discussed in this
report. However, Asian migration is also having a significant impact on identity beyond the Asian
population itself.