I won’t do too much writing here except direct you guys to this documentary that defined a major part of NZ history.
The Dawn Raids of the 1970s. Polynesians were welcomed to the land of milk and honey, New Zealand in a booming economy of the late 1960s. Immigration laws were relaxed to help fill the factories. The production and manufacturing industries were booming and polynesians were invited to help fill them. From their point of view, it was a prime opportunity to come to a new land, learn a new cultural experience, but most importantly, the chance to earn an income and help the families in their respective homelands.
Enough from me, enjoy the documentary.