Third wave of migration
to New Zealand
Asian/Chinese were the third wave of
migration to New Zealand.
Otago University found gold in 1861, lots of
miners dig there but in 1865 the gold got lesser
and harder to find, which cause miners leaving.
This cause Otago inviting Chinese miners to
work at New Zealand.
The first group of Chinese reach New Zealand
on the year 1866.
This made Chinese and Indian’s population to
increased in New Zealand.
What were the push factors and pull
factors for their immigration to New
• Some are criminals
or owning others
money that are try
• China population is
• Pull factor
• Job offers.
• Get to earn lots of
money and look
after family after
Were there any obstacles that
they might have faces
• Being accepted into society because of skin colour.
• Getting back to China to reunite with family.
• Getting used to the weather.
• Accepting others because of skin colour.
• Getting into a living.
• Get married.
• Earn enough money.
• Getting the diet they want or need because of lack of money.
• They doesn’t had the closeness to their home or ancestral
• Yes is still take pace today, and it’s increasing throughout
What are the positives of immigration
to New Zealand for your chosen group
• China’s student will be well educated.
• People won’t be treated that badly here.
• There is no “one child policy” here due to the
population growth at China.
• Better job opportunities and better future.
• China will be better known.
• Chinese children will have brothers and sisters.
Are there any impacts on New Zealand
in relation to this immigration
• Yes, a huge impact.
• 29% of New Zealand’s population are Asian and
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