A new life in the mountains: changing lifestyles among in-migrants to Wanaka, New Zealand
2011 (English)In: Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America, ISSN 19167873, Vol. 2, no 1, 35-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Mountainous areas with a high dependency on its tourism industry are often relatively small and remote. But some of these areas have faced a population increase due to large in-migration;Wanaka in New Zealand’s Southern Alps is one example. This paper is studying the migration motivations of a few individuals that have moved to Wanaka and how they started to feel like part of their new community. The meaning of the place is important for these newcomers. The results of the study indicate that there is a strong link between the community and the lifestyle that in-migrants are seeking. It also highlights the importance for in-migrants to be a part of the social community. Social Clubs, sport clubs and voluntary work are ways of becoming a part of a social network.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPREAD Corporation , 2011. Vol. 2, no 1, 35-50 p.
Mountainous areas, lifestyle migration, amenity migration, New Zealand
Research subject Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-6004OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:6004DiVA: diva2:520472