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UF stands up for multi-ethnic NZ

Media statement
For immediate release
Thursday, 3 April 2008

UF stands up for multi-ethnic NZ

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says he’s appalled at the racist attitude of New Zealand First deputy leader Peter Brown towards Asian immigration and says it’s now clear that UnitedFuture is the only centrist party that stands up for a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic New Zealand.

“UnitedFuture’s consistent message for years is that we welcome talented, skilled, hard-working people of all cultures to our shores; we don’t chop and change according to the shifting electoral winds.

“We have always welcomed immigration and the cultural diversity it encourages as economically and socially enriching, and have no truck with those who fear the diversity it produces.

“We have produced a comprehensive paper on population policy which can be viewed on our website at,434,

“UnitedFuture says New Zealand is a nation of immigrants and we will continue to build on that proud tradition to make the country an even better place than it is now, the best multi-ethnic, multi-cultural nation in the world, where the mix of cultures and backgrounds of all our people is something we celebrate, welcome, and encourage,” said Mr Dunne.


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