NZs Regions and CommunitiesNew Zealand's regions and communities
(A regionally and ethnically diverse New Zealand)

This research theme will concentrate on the sub-national dimensions of demographic, social and economic transformation, the dynamics and implications of which are not uniformly unfolding across the country. Projects will include:

  • regional shifts from natural population growth to decline
  • associated work and settlement patterns
  • changing role of Auckland in New Zealand’s society and economy
  • changing ethnic composition of the population and the special role of Maori within it
  • settlement and integration of immigrants, including second and third generation immigrants
  • implications for land and resource use as well as for the built environment.