The NZ Migrant Settlement Integration Strategy and NZ Refugee Resettlement Strategy Refresh Project

We refreshed the New Zealand Migrant Settlement Integration Strategy (NZMSIS) and NZ Refugee Resettlement Strategy (NZRRS) to ensure they reflect the settlement aspirations and needs of migrants and refugees and continue to support successful settlement in the future.


In July 2023 the New Zealand Government agreed to changes to the vision statements, outcome areas and coverage of both Strategies.

The Refugee Resettlement Strategy PDF 263KB

New Zealand Settlement and Migrant Integration Strategy PDF 260KB

These changes agreed to as part of the Refresh will result in a further work programme to fully develop and embed the new strategies. This work will include developing new ways to measure success and ensuring we have the data we need to measure progress against the new outcomes.

Community engagement

Engagement with former refugees, migrants, iwi, community groups, NGOs and businesses has been a critical part of the Refresh. We engaged 720 plus people in 20 face-to-face and 6 online sessions; 50 people participated in co-design sessions, and 474 responses were received via online questionnaires — many of which represented groups.

Separate engagement sessions were held for:

  • women
  • youth
  • pacific migrants
  • the rainbow community
  • migrants with disabilities
  • migrant with disabilities and serious health concerns, and
  • asylum seekers.

These groups have historically been absent or under-represented in engagement.

Strategy Refresh stakeholder engagement PDF 460KB


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