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What are fair borders for New Zealand?

A discussion on migration tonight (Thursday 28 June) will explore how New Zealand’s borders impact on citizens, recent immigrants, and people who aren’t permitted to set foot on this land.

Auckland academic David Hall (pictured), editor of last year’s BWB Text Fair Borders?, will lead the discussion with contributors Andrew Chen, Arama Rataand and Evelyn Marsters.

It is part of the 2018 BWB Winter Series supported by Royal Society Te Apārangi and Creative New Zealand

Much debated during the lead-up to the 2017 election, immigration retains a hot topic, covering the need for skilled labour from overseas, severe housing demand, and investor visas provided to offshore tycoons.

The discussion will cover this, as well as the perspective of tangata whenua and migrants, and how our borders shape the debate.

The free hour-long panel discussion starts at 6.00pm at the Royal Society Te Apārangi, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon. Doors open at 5.30pm, and no RSVP is needed.