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Statements by EU’s Presidents and the High Representative

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:03:28 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom More >>

Brexit vote costs NZ effective EU voice

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:03:40 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite being extremely close the result of the referendum in Britain reflects the majority voice, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says. More >>

Wellingtonians protest treatment of refugees

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:34:33 +1200 | Peace Action Wellington

Today, Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More >>

Refugee crisis at the heart of political play

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:26:23 +1200 | Crystal Mischief

How much responsibility should we all take for the unfolding global refugee crisis? It’s an urgent issue at the heart of a new play by a Massey playwright whose work also asks: what role can theatre play in individual consciousness-raising or social ...More >>

Holiday arrivals from China exceed Australia in May

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:58:19 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals numbered 193,600 in May 2016, setting a new May record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 10 percent from May 2015, driven by an increase in holiday arrivals.More >>

Don’t Get Spoofed by Phone Scams

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:12:50 +1200 | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has become aware of a new wave of scam phone calls from individuals claiming to be working for INZ. More >>

Time is running out for Indian student victims of visa fraud

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:42:59 +1200 | McClymont and Associates Barristers and Solicitors

Leading New Zealand immigration lawyer Alastair McClymont is calling for more rigorous screening of overseas education agents by New Zealand private education institutions as hundreds of Indian students currently studying here are at risk of imminent deportation.More >>

World Refugee Day

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:00:40 +1200 | AFPPD

World Refugee Day Global Parliamentarians and Young Leaders working toward Common Goals 20 June 2016 More >>

Giving Thanks On World Refugee Day

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:27:06 +1200 | Volunteering New Zealand

As messages of praise and thanks for volunteers are flooding in during National Volunteer Week, Volunteering New Zealand would like to recognise volunteers on World Refugee Day, a global observance dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees ...More >>

Time to debunk myths and welcome refugees to NZ

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:18:02 +1200 | AUT University

Debunking myths about refugees is AUT senior lecturer Maria Hayward’s goal for World Refugee Day [June 20] this year. More >>

Churches #WithRefugees

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:07:26 +1200 | Christian World Service

On World Refugee Day Christian World Service congratulates New Zealanders for extending hospitality and practical support to refugee communities. More >>

Address by Gregory Fortuin International Refugee Day

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:41:10 +1200 | Gregory Fortuin

Fellow HUMAN BEINGS let me dispense with the protocols and ceremonial introductions as to pecking orders and who is more important than whom here today. As Fellow members of the human race, I greet your all as equals. To the 60 million Refugees (and I ...More >>

World Refugee Day: New Zealand can do more

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:36:26 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

Save the Children welcomes the increase in the refugee quota from 750 to 1000 each year, which will start in 2018, however agrees with critics that New Zealand can do more to increase the quota as well as the funding to help settle refugee families. ...More >>

"National Pushing Myths Of Generosity" Rt Hon Winston Peters

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:23:32 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Speech by New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters More >>

World Refugee Day Youth Art Flies Into Wellington Library

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:18:02 +1200 | Refugee Trauma Recovery

A colourful display of kites will fly over the ground floor of Wellington’s Central Library for a week in June. Refugee background students from St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie and Hutt Valley High School have collaborated with Year 9 students at Queen ...More >>

New tool to tackle fraud at the border

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:22:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is welcoming the launch of Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) new identity management system. The system, known as IDme, enables face photos and fingerprint information from applicants to be captured online and ...More >>

Red Cross celebrates cultures and resilience of new Kiwis

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:50:20 +1200 | NZ Red Cross

Red Cross celebrates cultures and resilience of new Kiwis to mark World Refugee Day New Zealand Red Cross has celebrated the resilience and strength of former refugees at a parliamentary event to mark World Refugee Day. People from refugee backgrounds ...More >>

World Vision says refugee quota increase is a ‘small step’

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:11:24 +1200 | World Vision

World Vision says the Government’s move to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota is a small step in the right direction, but more must be done given the unprecedented numbers of refugees and displaced people in the world today.More >>

New Zealanders to share the experience of Ramadhan

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:57:11 +1200 | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be inviting their Kiwi friends to experience Iftar (breaking of fast) during Ramadhan, the holiest month of Islam at their mosque, Bai’tul Muqeet in Manukau on Saturday 18th June evening. More >>

Lean quota rise shames New Zealand

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:47:44 +1200 | Anglican Church in Aotearoa

Archbishop Philip Richardson says this week's quota rise of 250 leaves New Zealand way short on the global refugee ledger. More >>


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