By the 1990s the ‘White New Zealand’ policy was long gone. Skills, assets, education and other attributes determined who would be allowed to enter New Zealand. A new immigration act in 1987 meant that entry requirements were based on skills. This resulted in a greater ethnic diversity of migrants. The growth in the Asian population is particularly evident.
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Source: New Zealand census, 1986–2013