Samoans

After troubled beginnings, including early conflict in Samoa and the infamous dawn raids of the mid-1970s, the New Zealand–Samoa story is one of proud achievement.

Part of story: Samoans

Immigration and aid

Close linkages and employment opportunities in New Zealand have led to considerable migration of Pacific peoples to New Zealand.

Part of story: Pacific Islands and New Zealand

Ethnic and religious intolerance

The expression of intolerance of other ethnic groups and religions can range from extreme violence (including genocide) to organised discrimination, to low-key or commonplace expressions of prejudice.

Part of story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

History and migration

Who are the Samoans?

Part of story: Samoans

Māori settlement

First arrivals Archaeologists believe Māori settled in Palliser Bay in the late 1300s, living on small birds, fish, seals and kūmara (sweet potato). There is evidence of about 300 people in six

Part of story: Wairarapa region

Many leave, fewer arrive: 1975 to 1991

New Zealand loses its attraction

Part of story: History of immigration

Controlling Pacific Island immigration

Pacific Islanders in New Zealand Regulating the flow and determining the status of Pacific Island migrants became complex when larger numbers came after

Part of story: Immigration regulation

Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism

In the 1960s Pākehā New Zealanders subscribed to a belief in racial harmony, while

Part of story: Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism

North Taranaki war, 1860–1861

During the 1850s the European population in New Zealand came to exceed the Māori population. As newcomers flooded in there was increasing pressure to obtain more of the land still under Māori control.

Part of story: New Zealand wars

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