Video: MFAT @75 - Superdiversity in Auckland and the future of foreign policy


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As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade marks 75 years since its creation, the population of New Zealand is more diverse than it has ever been.  

This is particularly true in Auckland where almost 40 percent of us were born outside of New Zealand. 

The city is home to 25 per cent of all Māori in Aotearoa, more than any other region. Ethnic population projections from Statistics New Zealand suggest that the number of Pacific people could increase from 15 per cent of Auckland's population in 2013 to 17 per cent by 2038. Auckland is also home to two thirds (65 per cent) of all people who identify with an Asian ethnicity in New Zealand.  According to Statistics New Zealand, there are now over 220 recorded ethnic groups living here.  

So how will Auckland's striking diversity affect how New Zealand interacts with the world outside? What contribution can the city of Auckland make to foreign policy? 

Listen to Sir Anand Satynyand, Mayor Phil Goff, Te Aroha Morehu, Mai Chen, Mitchell Pham, and Damon Salesa give their perspectives at this event hosted in Auckland on 7 November 2018. 

MFAT @75: Superdiversity in Auckland and the future of foreign policy


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