Migrants tell their stories
It’s no secret that Auckland’s population is growing ever more diverse.
People from all corners of the globe are choosing Godzone, and in particular Tamaki Makaurau, to settle and raise their families.
In the year to January 2014, 95,161 people migrated to New Zealand, including 29,198 from Asia, 25,893 from Europe, and nearly 4000 from Africa and the Middle East.
The latest census figures show almost one in eight New Zealanders is Asian and nearly two-thirds of New Zealand’s Asian population lives in Auckland.
Hindi is now the fourth most common language in New Zealand after English, Maori and Samoan.
So what motivates people to leave their countries and homes and how do they adjust once they get here?
Here are the stories of four migrants who have made Auckland their home.