Pacific peoples were welcomed to New Zealand as workers during the 1950’s to the 1970’s. In the 1950’s, there was a post-war economic boom, which resulted in having a large demand of labour, which increased the immigration from many Polynesian nations. During this time, there was also an increased population growth rate in the Pacific Islands with no growth in employment opportunities.
During the 1960’s and 1970’s, there were a large number of Tongan migrants coming into the country in order to aid New Zealand’s economy. Many ended up staying beyond their terms of their visas and were known as ‘overstayers’. However this was often overlooked due to their demand in labour. Migrants form the Cook Islands, Niue and T...
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