Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads 2013 Conference

21-22 October, Massey University Great Hall, Theatrette and Tea Rooms, Wellington

Mobile Populations:  The Impacts and Issues of Immigration and Linked Population Changes

Immigration is an important contributor to the demographic, cultural and skills make-up of contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand. Mobility, both internal and international, is reshaping the current and future demography of the country and is a major factor in the labour market, trade and innovation.  

The Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference offered an exciting array of local and international speakers to discuss the impacts of these rapidly changing populations as well as the processes and policies of international migration systems. The topics included:

  • The regional impacts of migration
  • The role of international students
  • Issues of immigration policy
  • The impacts and outcomes of temporary migration
  • Creating a sense of community in an environment changed by mobility and migration
  • New research methods for understanding an increasingly mobile population

This year, Pathways was hosted by the Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi research team (Massey University and the University of Waikato) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The conference was attended by over 150 people from a range of backgrounds including policy people, academics and community service providers. 

You can download a copy of the Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads 2013 (367 KB)  conference programme.

View the presentations from keynote speakers Kathleen Newland and Graeme Hugo.