The Tribune (NZ) - - VIEWS - Ray Al­cock Takaro

There are many prob­lems New Zealand is fac­ing with ever in­creas­ing immigration. These prob­lems will soon be ex­ac­er­bated by the re­lease of a few mil­lion ‘op­por­tunist back­pack­ers’ in their ray­bans, adi­das tops and puma run­ning shoes, us­ing taxis for trans­port, and act­ing like hooli­gans in host coun­tries.

A sig­nif­i­cant prob­lem is while there is ever-ad­vanc­ing immigration there seems to be no in­te­gra­tion.

How many Filipinos do you see at a cricket game?

How many In­di­ans do you see at a Tur­bos match?

But I have seen a few Chi­nese at that bas­tion of Kiwi equal­ity, the TAB.

Per­haps all the im­mi­grants will emerge when the bal­let hits town.

We re­quire markedly re­duced immigration, no in­crease in op­por­tunist back­pack­ers, for few seem to meet my def­i­ni­tion of the ‘‘r’’ word and a de­gree of in­te­gra­tion.

The gov­ern­ment needs to stop kow­tow­ing to in­ter­na­tional so- called aid or­gan­i­sa­tions, bor­na­gain yup­pies, as­sorted hip­pies and gen­er­ally poorly in­formed do­good­ers.

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