Ethnic and religious intolerance

... their work permits, and raided the homes of alleged overstayers – usually at dawn, to catch them before they woke. In 1982 the ... their work permits, and raided the homes of alleged overstayers – usually at dawn, to catch them before they woke. In 1982 the ...

Part of story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

Samoans

Part of story: Samoans

Ethnic inequalities

... the 1950s – but in the 1970s they were accused of being overstayers. From the mid-1980s a wider range of migrants – many from Asia ... the 1950s – but in the 1970s they were accused of being overstayers. From the mid-1980s a wider range of migrants – many from Asia ...

Part of story: Ethnic inequalities

Intolerance towards Pacific migrants

... government overlooked this requirement during the 1960s. Overstayers The economic impact of the oil crisis in 1973 and growing ... overstayed their work permits. Raids on the homes of alleged overstayers – usually at dawn, to catch people before they woke – began in ...

Part of story: Ethnic and religious intolerance

Controlling Pacific Island immigration

... that whereas Pacific Island people comprised only a third of overstayers, they made up 86% of all prosecutions for overstaying. Citizens ... that whereas Pacific Island people comprised only a third of overstayers, they made up 86% of all prosecutions for overstaying. Citizens ...

Part of story: Immigration regulation

Organising against racism, 1970s to early 2000s

... over dawn raids by police on the homes of Pacific Island overstayers, who had come to New Zealand on temporary work permits, and over ... the dawn raids Dawn raids by police on Pacific Island overstayers were a major concern of anti-racist groups in the mid-1970s. The ...

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

History and migration

... opportunities and a better education for their children. Overstayers Entry was not unrestricted. From 1964, the government issued ... this flexibility ended. Dawn raids on the homes of alleged overstayers began in 1974. Politicians blamed Pacific Islanders for overloading ...

Part of story: Samoans

Immigration and aid

... and ‘dawn raids’ by police on the homes of suspected overstayers were introduced in 1974. Immigration policy continued to be ... and ‘dawn raids’ by police on the homes of suspected overstayers were introduced in 1974. Immigration policy continued to be ...

Part of story: Pacific Islands and New Zealand

Migrations

... known as the ‘dawn raids’, by police seeking overstayers. Some Tongans moved on to Australia. In 1976 there was a tala‘ofa ... known as the ‘dawn raids’, by police seeking overstayers. Some Tongans moved on to Australia. In 1976 there was a tala‘ofa ...

Part of story: Tongans

Many leave, fewer arrive: 1975 to 1991

... there was a controversial campaign to find Pacific Island ‘overstayers’ in dawn raids. Pacific Islanders were not the only targets of ... there was a controversial campaign to find Pacific Island ‘overstayers’ in dawn raids. Pacific Islanders were not the only targets of ...

Part of story: History of immigration

Settlement

Part of story: Indonesians

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