March 06, 2013
Mozzie state of mind probed
Meanwhile, a researcher into Māori living in Australia wants to know what will bring them home.
Paul Hamer, a research associate at Victoria University's Te Kawa a Maui/School of Māori Studies, is surveying Māori who have returned home from the lucky country, as well as those still living there.
He says Māori often say they are returning for cultural and whānau reasons.
He wants to know how much Australia's treatment of New Zealand citizens plays a part in the decision.
In 2001 Australia changed its residency conditions to restrict New Zealanders’ access to government services, benefits and higher education.
This may be affecting many Māori migrants who find their children's prospects are dimmed when they leave secondary school.
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