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More than 27,000 new Kiwis in 2015

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:40:09 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

This Waitangi Day, New Zealand will roll out the welcome mat to 24 new citizens at Government House, and acknowledge over 27,000 people who were granted citizenship last year.More >>

Weekly Overview February 4 2016

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:24:08 +1300 | BNZ

Two weeks ago I listed reasons why despite the dairying downturn growth in the NZ economy would remain good especially compared with other countries and this would limit scope for lower interest rates, support jobs growth, and keep the NZD from ...More >>

Best interests of the child must come first

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:02:28 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (3 February 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has reminded the Australian authorities that, under the terms of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a party, the best interests of the child should ...More >>

Change in minimum age for Australian visa biometric

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 09:47:13 +1300 | TT services

Australia’s Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics) Act 2015 will come into effect on 16 February 2016. This will result in a number of reforms, including the broadening of the Australian Government’s offshore biometric collection policy ...More >>

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:56:41 +1300 | University of Otago

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant of modern-day immigration Modern-day tolerance towards immigrants is significantly higher in English towns that welcomed medieval Jews, according to new research into persistent regional variations in attitudes ...More >>

OIO releases Motukawaiti (Step) Island findings

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:49:23 +1300 | Land Information New Zealand

OIO releases Motukawaiti (Step) Island findings The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) today announced that it is not able to take action over the purchase of Motukawaiti Island – also known as Step Island – by New Zealand company St Morris NZ Limited.More >>

Saudi Arabia Stoking Sectarian Conflict

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:41:09 +1300 | Zayd Alisa

Saudi Arabia Stoking Sectarian Conflict As Battle To Succeed king Salman Intensifies; By Zayd Alisa More >>

STC Proud to Help Get Refugee Children Back to School

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:21:21 +1300 | Save The Children

As Kiwi kids get ready to get back to school, Save the Children is gearing up to help new refugee children take their place in the classroom. More >>

Defendants pay a high price for immigration fraud

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:30:36 +1300 | Immigration NZ

Two men have been sentenced today at the High Court in Nelson for their role in organising false refugee claims. More >>

Kiwis welcome Syrian refugees to New Zealand

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:08:00 +1300 | World Vision New Zealand

Kiwis have come together to welcome Syrian refugees to New Zealand in a heart-warming video released by World Vision. “We can’t wait to meet you” is the sentiment expressed by Kiwis of all ages, as nearly 100 Syrian refugees arrive in New Zealand ...More >>

Speech to welcome January intake of refugees

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:42:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It’s my great privilege on behalf of the Government and people of New Zealand to welcome you to your new home here in New Zealand. More >>

Food Operators Face Dramatic Increase in Costs

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:11:41 +1300 | Cr K Gurunathan

Kapit's 260 Food Operators Face Dramatic Increase in Costs Due to New Government Regulations. More >>

The Complex Reality of ‘Home’ for Palestinians

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:14:28 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

Defined by Nakba and Exile: The Complex Reality of ‘Home’ for Palestinians By Ramzy Baroud More >>

Kiwis Pay the Price as 2,400 People Arrive Each Week

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:22:48 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Kiwis Pay the Price as 2,400 People Arrive Each Week House prices continue to rise in Auckland and in the regions, yet the government is doing nothing about over 2,400 people arriving weekly which is contributing to housing demand, says New Zealand ...More >>

CRF’s Top 6 suggestions in supporting former refugees

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:20:06 +1300 | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Making Change: CRF’s Top 6 suggestions in supporting former refugees Tayyaba Khan As New Zealand becomes increasingly involved in the current Syrian refugee crisis I am reminded of a quote by Martin Luther King almost 49 years ago now when he led ...More >>

Merkel, Refugees and the Cologne Attacks

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:09:51 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Huge pressure was already on Angela Merkel’s shoulders prior to the New Year celebrations. When it came in its waves of chaos on the eve, the security services in Cologne were found wanting. The police document from Cologne, leaked to Der Spiegel, speaks of ...More >>

National Press Release For Immediate Release

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:59:14 +1300 | Negative Population Growth

Alexandria, VA (January 12, 2016) – As the 2016 Presidential election race has included heated discussion on U.S. immigration policies – and the nation responds to a new nationwide campaign of immigration raids and deportations by the Department ...More >>

New refugees need better support

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:58:12 +1300 | Green Party

Refugees coming to New Zealand need better support than they’re currently getting, the Green Party said today. More >>

Philippines Government Bureaucracy Restricts Migrant Workers

Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:10:16 +1300 | Bruce Porteous

It may come as a surprise to many New Zealander’s that Filipinos wishing to migrate to New Zealand on a work visa are required to purchase an “Overseas Employment Certificate” from the notorious dysfunctional Philippines Overseas Employment Agency ...More >>

New Year Honours 2016

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:30:33 +1300 | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointment to The Order of New Zealand: More >>


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