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The information needs of international students in New Zealand tertiary institutions [pdf 28 pages, 311KB]

The primary objective of this research is to assess the difficulty of obtaining relevant information for study in New Zealand and to evaluate the usefulness of information currently available.

Why Auckland?

This report is a second exploratory study into why and how migrants settle in different locations within New Zealand. The first explored the reasons for migrants' choice of Wellington as a destination.

Why Wellington?

An exploratory study into why and how migrants decided to settle in Wellington showed that choice and chance were both at play in migrants’ decisions to come to Wellington, and then to remain in or, in three cases, leave the city.

Developing a Settlement Knowledge Base: Settlement research and evaluation literature sweep

This report is the result of a sweep of national and international publications to identify and bring together key findings and good practice from published settlement research and evaluation.

This report forms part of the Developing a Settlement Knowledge Base project, and aims to map the settlement evidence base by undertaking a literature sweep, identify good practice for helping migrants to settle, and identify good practice for undertaking settlement research and evaluation.

Providing Information Services to Migrants: Literature review

This literature review of international good practice in the delivery of information services to migrants will inform the development of evaluation tools for services to migrants to New Zealand. It is expected that evaluation tools will evolve as the literature develops and as a New Zealand evidence base emerges.

The main findings of the review are:

  1. information services for migrants should be designed, developed, and operated to meet the specific needs of an identified group of migrants in a particular time and place;
  2. the information service should utilise the normal ‘information grounds’ (being those places of congregation for activity in daily life) in which they can access information services; and
  3. good practices in delivering information services to migrants identified and grouped into three categories: planning the information service, running the information service, and the information.

Transition to Permanent Residence: Job outcomes of work permit holders

This report assesses the employment outcomes of former work permit holders who were granted permanent residence status through the Skilled Migrant Category. The report investigates whether these former work permit holders work in jobs that use their skills and experience.

Developing a New Zealand Settlement Knowledge Base: Baseline Information for the New Zealand Settlement Strategy Indicators

How well migrants integrate or settle is of interest to all migrant-receiving countries and, in recent years, many such nations have designed policy interventions, programmes and activities to support good settlement outcomes. Despite this, very little research exists internationally about indicators of good settlement.

This report provides baseline information on the indicators which relate to the intermediate goals of the New Zealand Settlement Strategy identified in Phase One of the Settlement Knowledge Base Project:

Life in New Zealand: Settlement Experience of Skilled Migrants – Results from the 2008 Survey

This report presents findings from the 2008 Settlement Experience Feedback Survey of migrants who gained permanent residence in New Zealand through the Skilled/Business Stream between September and December 2007.

The 2008 survey findings provided a wide range of information about early settlement experiences and outcomes for skilled migrants. The information includes three major areas:

Developing a New Zealand Settlement Knowledge Base: Phase One Working Paper – A Framework and Initial Indicators

This working paper reports on the first phase of the Settlement Knowledge Base (SKB) project, which involved the development of a Settlement Knowledge Base framework and an initial identification of indicators relating to the New Zealand Settlement Strategy.

2007 Settlement Experience Feedback Survey (SEFS)

This report details the findings from the 2007 Settlement Experience Feedback Survey (SEFS) of migrants who took up residence in New Zealand through the Skilled/Business Stream from January 2006 to June 2006. The survey is sent out to these migrants 12 months after residence approval or arrival into New Zealand. Therefore, these migrants were surveyed from 1 January 2007 to 31 June 2007. This report also contains information on trends (from 2005 to 2007) on the key settlement outcomes of principal applicants.

The Settlement Experiences Feedback Survey (SEFS)

SEFS gains feedback from migrants abour their settlement experiences and outcomes in New Zealand (12 months after residence approval). These migrants were approved for residence through the Skilled and Business Streams. The SEFS survey captures a range of information relating to migrants' initial settlement in New Zealand such as employment and income, housing, children's schooling and satisfaction with living in New Zealand.

The Evaluation of the Settlement Services Pilots (February 2002) [pdf 126 pages, 448KB]

Outcomes of pilot projects and their relevance to scope and character of future settlement services.

Family Structures (July 2000) [pdf 61 pages, 300KB]

Identifies the concept of “family” by ethnic group and investigates the key relationships that involve a high level of interdependence.

Settlement Assistance Needs of Recent Migrants (March 2000) [pdf 68 pages, 202KB]

Key features required of successful settlement services.