Maori attitudes to immigrants hardening - report
12:01PM Sunday July 22, 2007

Maori attitudes toward immigrants have hardened in recent years, a university study has found.

The Massey University report also said New Zealanders were generally ambivalent about the impact of immigration.

The study was the outcome of questions asked of 750 people last year and 1100 in 2003.

Massey sociology Professor Paul Spoonley, one of the authors of the report, said in the latest Massey News that though there was no dramatic changes between 2003 and 2006, Maori attitudes to immigration had hardened.

Maori were more likely than non-Maori to agree that Chinese, other Asians and Pacific peoples take jobs away from people born here.

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