Skip to Content
The Pathways conference was established in the 1990s as an annual event for research and policy communities to discuss current issues relating to immigration and diversity. It is an opportunity to discuss recent research findings, to consider current and emerging policy issues and the outcomes for both immigrants and host communities. And there are the related issues of diversity and inclusion, and how communities understand and interact in situations of diversity/diversification. Presentations from eminent international and local speakers will contribute to these discussions.
The changing demography and diversity of Aotearoa/New Zealand is helping reshape the country, the composition of communities and the nature of identity and institutional engagement. What policies and services are required? How well are our core institutions responding to diversity? Do we really know what is happening in our various communities – and between them? Pathways is a key opportunity to consider what is happening and where the country is heading.
The conference focus on diversity and inclusion is reflected in the title ‘He Rākau Tau Matua’ which refers to a tree that provides sustenance and safety to all those who inhabit the forest.
The Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand (CaDDANZ) research programme, which involves teams from the University of Waikato and Massey University, hosted this conference along with the active partnership and support of the Human Rights Commission, Auckland Council and Diversity Works. All have an active interest in contributing to a relevant evidence base and to positive and inclusive outcomes for New Zealand communities.
Pathways Conference Organising Committee: Professor Paul Spoonley, Julie Taylor and Dr Jessica Terruhn, (Massey University) Dr Carina Meares (Auckland Council) Renae Dixon and Dr Arama Rata (University of Waikato) Rakesh Naidoo and Absent: Michelle Tayler (Human Rights Commission) and Absent: Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie (Diversity Works)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Steven Vertovec
Chair: Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley
Opening Address: Minister Jenny Salesa
Chair: Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie
Keynote Speaker: Father Rod Bower
Opening Address and Q&A: Dame Susan Devoy
Rev Dr Helen Jacobi
Chair: Professor Edwina Pio
Day 01 Part 03: 2018 Pathways Conference - Evaluating Policy Initiatives
Institutional Evaluations: ELPNZ - A Case Study
Dr Geoff Stone / Associate Professor Robin Peace
Migration and Wellbeing
Global Impact Visa Evaluation
Community Organisations Refugee Sponsorship Pilot Evaluation
Chair: Dr Lars Brabyn
Chair: Dr Trudie Cain
Chair: Councillor Fa’anana Efeso Collins
Chair: Associate Professor Alice Te Punga Sommerville
PATHWAYS CONFERENCE 2018 - To view a discussion between Bev Cassidy (Diversity Works) and Steve Vertovec one of our Pathways Keynote speakers Click here.
Established in the 1990s as an annual event to disseminate publicly funded research on international migration and demographic change, the Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference will this year be held in the conference rooms on the ground floor of the MBIE building in Stout Street, Wellington. The conference starts with registration and morning tea at 10.15 am on Wednesday, November 9 and finishes with lunch until 1.30 pm on Friday, November 11.
The opening address will be by the Minister of Immigration, the Hon. Michael Woodhouse (subject to confirmation). Four keynote speakers will provide wide-ranging perspectives on international migration policies and outcomes in a context that varies from global to local. Precious Clark (Director, Maurea Consulting Ltd, Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd, Centre for Social Impact New Zealand) will speak about Māori perspectives on New Zealand’s international migration. Kathleen Newland (co-founder and Board of Trustees member of the Migration Policy Institute, USA) will focus on issues, initiatives and policies regarding the current forced migration situation globally. Lesleyanne Hawthorne (Professor, University of Melbourne) will discuss findings from Australia, Canada and the EU on permanent, temporary and study-migration pathways for skilled migrants. Richard Bedford (President, Royal Society of New Zealand) will look back at 30 years of New Zealand immigration policies since the 1986 Burke review.
Besides the keynote addresses, there will be interesting presentations on a wide range of topics.
The session themes include:
The conference is co-hosted by the Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand (CaDDANZ) research team (staff from Massey University, the University of Waikato and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research) and by staff from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). An innovation at this year’s conference is the introduction of two workshops. One of these will focus on population ageing & sub-national population changes. In another workshop graduate students will have the opportunity to talk about their research on topics that inform on international migration, immigrant integration, demographic change and superdiversity issues.
Thank you Malcolm Wood (MBIE) for the wonderful Pathways Conference photos.
To view these photos click here .
Thank you all Speakers and Conference Attendees. Presentations are available for viewing below.
Wednesday 9th November
Session One: Immigration Policy
The Importance of immigration to MBIE and New Zealand
- Jo Hughes (Labour & Immigration Policy General Manager, MBIE)
Session Two: Māori perspectives
Mana whenua and immigration: legacies of welcome
- Precious Clark
Never the twain shall meet? Bridging the Indigenous-Immigration research divide
- Tahu Kukutai
Session Three: Migration and labour market trends
How is work changing and to what extent are these changes occurring in New Zealand?
- Alice Cleland/Amapola Generosa/Dan Harvey/Holly Norton
Migration research at MBIE: recent trends and insights
- Antony Kennedy
Migrant labour market outcomes across regions and industries in New Zealand
Session Four: Looking back over three decades
Reflections on a revolution: immigration policy, 1986-2016
- Richard Bedford
Thursday 10th November
Session Five: Forced migration: public values and prejudice
The year of summiting dangerously: How the world is coping with record levels of forced migration
- Kathleen Newland
The New Zealand attitudes and values study
- Chris Sibley
Session Six: Immigration and the regions
Supporting regional growth
Natalie Jackson/Lars Brabyn
Multi-region stochastic population projections for New Zealand - Results and implicatins for ethnic projections
Michael Cameron/Jacques Poot
Session Seven: Immigrant integration
The role of intercultural competence in retaining immigrants and enhancing settlement
English Language Partners New Zealand: what enables and constrains their contribution to newcomer settlement?
Geoff Stone/Robin Peace
Social capital accumulation and immigrant integration: a synthesis of New Zealand research
Matt Roskruge/Jacques Poot
Session Eight: Superdiversity
Superdiversity: the new reality - or restating the obvious?
Diversification and changing neighbourhood spaces in Auckland's Avondale
Jessica Terruhn/Junjia Ye
International students' narratives of socialisation in a super-diverse New Zealand high school
Session Nine: Skilled migration
Designer Immigrants? The growing global demand for international students as skilled migrants
Do immigration and diversity boost firm performance?
Dave Mare/Jacques Poot
Session Ten: Workshops
Workshop 1: Tai timu tangata - taihoa e? The ebbing of the human tide - what will it mean for the people?
Why do some towns grow and others not? Outlining the demographic components of change for the period 1976-2013
Tracking the paths of ageing and depopulation in regional New Zealand
Depopulation by day: commuting zones
Dave Mare/Bill Cochrane
Human habitat modelling - identifying the preferred urban setting in New Zealand
Workshop 2: Postgraduate students workshop A
Samoa: Exploring the linkages between climate change and population movements
Oceans away: Sri Lankan migration, distance, material practice & hybrid identities
Deliberate religiosities and disjunct modernities: working immigrant Muslim women in 21st century New Zealand
Workshop 3: Postgraduate students workshop B
Why do Asian New Zealanders earn less than the rest?: a case of lower income return on education
Overseas Filipino workers and the Christchurch rebuild
Youth, mobilities, and time: Taiwanese working holidaymakers in New Zealand
The 'face of New Zealand is changing rapidly as a consequence of the settlement of migrants from all over the world, temporary and circular international immigration, growing ethnic diversity, population ageing, changing fertility patterns and urban growth. The Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads conference offers an exciting array of local and International speakers to discuss how New Zealand can better respond to these demographic changes in order to maximise the benefits associated with an increasingly diverse population.
The topics include:
This year, Pathways is hosted by the CaDDANZ research team (Massey University and and University of Waikato) and the the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
You can download a copy of the conference programme here.
Thank you all Conference Attendees. Thank you to those who provided their Presentations and gave permission for them to be shared on this website. These can now be viewed below.
Thursday 23 July
Session 1 - State of the Nation
- Immigration in the context of MBIE's wider policy goals and objectives
Stephen Dunstan ( Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
Session 2 -Migration and Business
- New Zealand's investor migrants:Decision making and experiences
Mary Adams and Natalie Ellen-Eliza (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
- Migrant entrepreneurs - What makes a successfuly migrant business?
Michael Eglinton (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
- Understanding the Christchurch rebuild workforce: A baseline measure of their characteristics
Alice Cleland and Virginia Burns (Inland Revenue)
Session 3 - Immigration, Circulation and Settlement
- Here for good?
Judi Altinkaya ( Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
-Vulnerable migrant workers in New Zealand. What do we know?
Wendy Searle (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
-"The RSE is just the beginning": Reflections on recent developments in managed temporary migration programmes for Pacific Islanders in New Zealand
Richard Bedford (University of Waikato)
Session 4 - Diversity Impacts
- The economics of cultural diversity: What have we learned?
Invited International Speaker: Max Nathan (London School of Economics and National Institute of Social and Economic Research, United Kingdom)
- An outline of CaDDANZ research
Jacques Poot (University of Waikato)
Friday 24 July
Session 1 - (Super) Diversity: Cities, Institutions and Politics
- A post-multicultural era? Diversification, cities and the politics of diversity
Invited International Speaker: Maria Schiller (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
- Superdiversity in Aotearoa: Institutional responsiveness to diversification
Paul Spoonley (Massey University)
Session 2 - Superdiversity and Commonplace Diversity
- Commonplace diversity. So what?
Angelique Praat and Robin Peace (Massey University)
-The Balmoral shops: Bridging the gap between knowing and doing
Trudie Cain and Carina Meares (Auckland Council)
Session 3 - Regional Trends and Diversity
- Immigration outcomes of international tertiary students
Cath Taylor (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
- Does the power of diversity in governance apply to schools? Exploratory evidence from New Zealand
Jacques Poot and Louis Wright (University of Waikato)
Towards a Social Atlas for New Zealand
Natalie Jackson (Massey University) and Lars Brabyn (University of Waikato)
Session 4 - Migration and Inequality
- Working on Wall Street or relaxing on the Riviera? Age-related impacts of income and wellbeing on regional migration
Arthur Grimes (Motu)
- Revisiting income inequality within and between New Zealand's regions:Analysis of 1986-2013 Census Data
Dave Mare (Motu)
Immigration is an important contributor to the demographic, cultural and skills make-up of contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand. Mobility, both internal and international, is reshaping the current and future demography of the country and is a major factor in the labour market, trade and innovation.
The Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference offered an exciting array of local and international speakers to discuss the impacts of these rapidly changing populations as well as the processes and policies of international migration systems. The topics included:
This year, Pathways was hosted by the Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi research team (Massey University and the University of Waikato) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The conference was attended by over 150 people from a range of backgrounds including policy people, academics and community service providers.
You can download a copy of the Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads 2013 (367 KB) conference programme.
24—26 October 2012
Massey University, Auckland
For the last 10 years, the New Settlers/Integration of Immigrants Programme research team have helped organise a conference on immigration issues. This has always been held in Wellington as a key audience were government departments. In 2012, this was changed and the event was held at Massey University, Albany, Auckland. The conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Auckland Council (Research, Investigation and Monitoring Unit) and was also organised as an AKE Hub activity in association with the International Metropolis Project.
The event was attended by over 350 people. Of these, 17 were from North America, 23 were from Australia, 13 were from Europe, 17 were from the Pacific and 19 were from Asia. In terms of New Zealand based attendees, 63 were from Wellington and another 23 were from other parts of New Zealand. It was particularly pleasing to know that two-thirds (238) were from community service and NGO organisations or government departments, underlining the applied/engaged appeal of the conference and the issues. Very positive comments were made about the presence of some globally eminent researchers and the interaction between local research and policy communities, including by the Minister of Immigration, Hon Nathan Guy who opened the event.
The plenaries involved a stellar group of international and local speakers: Highlights can be viewed on the Pathways Conference website. The 2012 Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century conference programme is also available as a PDF.
12—13 December 2011
City Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington
The annual meeting of several research programmes dealing with processes and policies of relevance to New Zealand's international migration system was held on 12 and 13 December, 2011 at the Adam Auditorium in City Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington.
The 2011 meeting was organised by Massey University and the University of Waikato's Integration of Immigrants Programme in collaboration with the New Zealand Department of Labour.
Page authorised by Web Content Manager
Last updated on Thursday 01 November 2018