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Special report: Auckland Lantern Festival

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The first day of this year's Lantern Festival is also Valentine's Day, making it a perfect time to celebrate love and friendship between communities
Special report: Auckland Lantern FestivalThe 2013 festival celebrated the Chinese year of the snake with spectacular success. This year expect to see horse symbols in abundance. Photo / Dean Purcell

Chinese business student Wen Ching will be

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Flowering of Scotland

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Scottish ancestry looms larfe in the background of many New Zealanders. Dionne Christian investigates how the tradtions are being kept alive
Flowering of ScotlandCompetitors line up for the sword dance at Turakina Highland Games.

Bagpipes, haggis, tartan and the New Year anthem Auld Lang Syne: all enduring cultural symbols of one of our early migrant groups, the Scots.

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Most immigrants feel they belong in NZ

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Most immigrants feel they belong in NZ

The majority of migrants to New Zealand strongly feel that they belong here, and long-term migrants are even more likely than New Zealand-born residents to vote, according to new Statistics New Zealand research.

Data tables from the New Zealand General Social Survey show 86 per cent of migrants (407,000 people) who had been in New Zealand for

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Mai Chen: Enter the taniwha and the dragon

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Mai Chen: Enter the taniwha and the dragon
The country needs to change the way it looks at the close links formed between Maori and the Chinese.

I had a glimpse of the future last weekend at the Taniwha Dragon conference held by Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples, which linked the similarities between the Maori and Chinese cultures with doing more business and trade together.

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Editorial: Playing field on migration too lopsided

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Editorial: Playing field on migration too lopsided
The Chinese situation poses a particular problem.

Any country welcoming migrants prefers young, skilled and ambitious people who will boost it economically. That applies particularly to New Zealand, which has an ageing baby-boomer population and is losing many of its youngest and brightest to supposedly greener pastures abroad. Something,

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