New Zealand migrants feel ‘sense of belonging’
The vast majority of migrants to New Zealand report that they have a ‘sense of belonging’ to their adopted country, according to a new report by Statistics New Zealand.
The report says that 86% of migrants who had been living in the country for more than 12 years said they felt a sense of belonging either ‘strongly’ or ‘very strongly’. Of those who had lived in New Zealand less than 12 years, 64% said the same thing. The findings appear to support the aims of New Zealand’s ‘integration-focused’ immigration policy.