Research on NZ Reserve Bank data on the economic impact of immigration is unambiguous. Michael Reddell, who is qualified to interpret the data, concludes in a North and South magazine article from January 2017 that:
“I point out there’s just no evidence that in 25 years of this large-scale immigration policy, we’ve had faster per capita growth than other countries. So, if the immigrants are gaining, which they probably are, it suggests those ordinary Kiwis are probably losing.”
The Kiwi people were never asked by National and Labour governments if we wanted this huge influx of immigrants with all the social impacts on our quality of life. The fact that we are losing in the equation makes it a no-win game for us locals – except for the few who profit from the immigration industry. That situation is the result of government immigration policy that is anti-democratic and unjust.