January 15, 2016

Paul Spoonley and Mai Chen on New Zealand identity

What does it mean to be a New Zealander in 2016? Noelle McCarthy explores migration, diversity and the changing “face” of our nation with Mai Chen and Paul Spoonley.

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“[Cultural competence] is the ability not to presume that other people are like you and to see the differences as a benefit and not as a detriment” – Mai Chen, chair of the Superdiversity Centre

“I think this decade is the point where we change our allegiance much more obviously from Europe of the past to Asia of the future” – Paul Spoonley, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Massey University