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NZ: Aid workers’ open letter condemns 'Leaches' attack

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:29:13 +1200 | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Net migration eases back towards 2015 level

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:56:35 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration was down 8,800 (to 63,300) in the August 2018 year when compared with the August 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

UNHCR Praises NZ Refugee Quota Increase

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:45:30 +1200 | UNHCHR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, praised New Zealand today for increasing the country’s longstanding refugee resettlement quota. Speaking in Wellington, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern formally announced the increase. “This is the right ...More >>

Minister asked to put pathology back on short supply list

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:05:19 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply.More >>

What New Zealanders think of Refugees and Immigration

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:41:54 +1200 | Ipsos

Most New Zealanders want to keep accepting refugees, but a growing number perceive that immigration is putting too much pressure on public services. More >>

Indian woman faces deportation after losing $30k to scammers

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:56:12 +1200 | RNZ

An Indian woman facing deportation wants justice served on the men she says took more than $30,000 from her in return for work visas for jobs that did not exist. More >>

More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:41:55 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Labour needs to fess up about what NZ First has gained from agreeing to increase the refugee quota by 500 in two years’ time, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.More >>

New Zealand Red Cross pleased by quota announcement

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:16:30 +1200 | NZ Red Cross

Today’s announcement that New Zealand’s refugee quota will be raised to 1500 has been welcomed by New Zealand Red Cross. More >>

Amnesty International reaction: refugee quota increase

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:51:13 +1200 | Amnesty International

In response to Prime Minister Ardern’s announcement today that New Zealand’s refugee quota would be lifted to 1500 people per year by July 2020, Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International said,More >>

Double the quota campaigner praises government

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:48:14 +1200 | Doing Our Bit

The Doing Our Bit campaign praises the coalition government for their commitment to increase the refugee quota to 1500 places. More >>

Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:58:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will lift the refugee quota from 1000 to 1500 within this political term, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More >>

Green Party welcome decision to take more refugees

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:56:58 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party have welcomed the Government’s decision to increase the refugee quota to 1500 annually, meaning more families, women and children fleeing war and persecution will have a safe place to call home. Green Co-leader Marama Davidson, ...More >>

NZ Youth to challenge refugee quota policy

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:48:36 +1200 | World Vision New Zealand

Hundreds of young people across New Zealand are calling on the government to lift restrictions in the refugee quota system, which make it difficult for refugees from Africa and the Middle East to find protection here.More >>

Whistleblower exposed exploitation of migrant workers

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:33:43 +1200 | RNZ

A whistleblower alerted Immigration New Zealand to the exploitation of 12 Indian workers in the South Island. More >>

Indian national sentenced for exploiting migrant workers

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:13:57 +1200 | Immigration NZ

An Indian national New Zealand citizen has been convicted for exploiting Indian workers he employed. More >>

Early Polish Settlers in Canterbury & NZ - Exhibition

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:08:42 +1200 | Polish Legacy In NZ Charitable Trust

‘Between the Waters’ Polish Legacy in NZ Charitable Trust in cooperation with Methven Mt Hutt Memorial Hall presents a remarkable, Polish chapter in NZ history, framed in the chronicles of four families that disembarked from ‘Friedeburg’ ...More >>

Migrant worker rights in NZ

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:23:25 +1200 | New Zealand Immigration Law

Opinion Piece: Migrant employee exploitation has been making headlines lately, and there are undoubtedly some common themes. Aaron Martin of New Zealand Immigration Law, Employment lawyer Mark Donovan and Anu Kaloti of the Migrant Workers Association, ...More >>

Hastings employer sentenced for employing an illegal worker

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:13:36 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A takeaway and pizza delivery store and its former owner have been sentenced for unlawfully employing a worker and aiding a person to breach visa conditions.  More >>

Are Only Old People Likely to Vote for Simon Bridges?

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:49:33 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

A round the world, young people seem to be gravitating to left wing policies and parties, leaving the old to prop up the conservative parties. A Godzilla-sized generation gap now exists in political preferences worldwide, and the size of the gap suggests ...More >>

PM throws Immigration Minister under NZ First bus

Thu, 6 Sep 2018 16:45:20 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister was stretching her credibility when she suggested that Iain Lees-Galloway was a lone actor working independently of Government policy in his efforts to increase the refugee quota, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.More >>


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