We aim to better understand the role that New Zealand plays in terms of international migration in the Pacific region. This includes understanding the dynamics and impacts of migration of Pacific Peoples on both host and source countries.
- RSE Monitoring: Key findings from the 2012 Employers’ Survey
Every employer who responded to this survey on the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme said that the benefits of participating in the policy outweighed the costs.
- Population Movement in the Pacific: A perspective on future prospects
This report investigates population movement in the Pacific through to 2050, through the lenses of international migration and development, drivers of miration in the Pacific, and migration to the Pacific Rim.
- RSE Monitoring: Key Findings from the 2011 Employers Survey
The purpose of this report is to summarise the key findings from the fourth online survey of employers in the horticulture and viticulture industry.
The survey was conducted in 2011 as part of the Department of Labour’s post-evaluation monitoring of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) policy.
- RSE Monitoring: Key findings from the 2010 Employers’ Survey
The third online survey of RSE and non-RSE employers in 2010 comes after two seasons of RSE policy implementation.
The 2010 RSE and non RSE Employers’ Survey assists the Department to continue to monitor RSE policy implementation. It also provides information about RSE broader impacts on transformative changes within the horticulture/viticulture sector.
- The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)
The RSE evaluation and research programme aims to describe and assess aspects of the RSE policy process and implementation, its short term outcomes and the management of risks both identified and unintended. The Department is also partnering with the World Bank-Waikato University-MOTU to understand the early impact of RSE on development outcomes in the Pacific states – both economic and social.
- Return Migration and Earnings of Workers in New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme
The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) policy allows for the temporary entry of overseas workers to work in New Zealand's horticulture and viticulture industries.
In the four seasons of the RSE scheme to date, over 24,600 workers have arrived to participate in the scheme - yet many are return workers from previous seasons.
- The Development Impact of New Zealand’s RSE Worker Policy
The Department of Labour has partnered with the World Bank and University of Waikato to identify the impacts of RSE in the Pacific Islands—work that has been guided by the RSE Inter-Agency Governance Committee and chaired by the Department. It is important to understand the impacts in the Pacific, both economic and social, and to be aware of the results of the policy—including any unintended consequences in the sending countries—to inform future development. This study uses rigorous impact analysis methods based on detailed surveys fielded before, during, and after participation in the RSE.
- Final Evaluation Report of the Recognised Seasonal Employer Policy (2007-2009)
This final report presents a synthesis of findings from evaluation of two seasons of RSE policy implementation (1 April 2007 – 31 March 2009). The evaluation examines how the policy was implemented, identifies short-term outcomes, and assesses how risks were managed.
- Summary of Evaluation Findings From Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Policy First Season (2007-08)
This summary describes and assesses the first season (2007/2008) of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Policy. Overall, the first year of the RSE policy was successful. Most importantly, employers had a reliable workforce. Most workers returned home with savings which will benefit their families and communities. Other success indicators included a reasonable return rate of workers and negligible number of overstayers. There are some implementation issues that still need to be worked through. They include recruitment lead-in time, accommodation and dispute resolution for workers.
- The Pacific Island-New Zealand Migration Survey (PINZMS)
This survey is a comprehensive cross-country household survey led by Waikato University designed to measure multiple aspects of the migration process for migrants coming to New Zealand through the Pacific Access Category (PAC) and the Samoan Quota.