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Immigration NZ extends review of Karel Sroubek decision

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:52:27 +1300 | RNZ

The review of Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek's residency case will be delayed further after Immigration New Zealand granted Mr Sroubek an extension. More >>

Wilfred Case: INZ has finally tipped the scale

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:21:21 +1300 | Harmon Wilfred

INZ has finally tipped the scale, suggests an investigative article by former human rights barrister turned journalist, Joseph Cederwall. Having fought the good fight over the years as an immigration and human rights barrister, Cederwall is now co-editor at Scoop and investigating allegations of political interference and bias in INZ decision making.More >>

Immigration contact centre: 'I'm sorry, I can't hear you'

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:39:00 +1300 | RNZ

People trying to contact Immigration New Zealand are waiting on average 44 minutes for their calls to be answered, as the department tries to cope with "unprecedented" demand for its services.More >>

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:02:32 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated ...More >>

Increase in work visa thresholds will only add to crisis

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:40:07 +1300 | New Zealand Immigration Law

Leading Immigration Lawyer for NZIL, Aaron Martin, discusses the upcoming increase in the wage rates required for skilled migrant visa eligibility, and the implications this will have for both migrants and employers alike. More >>

Karel Sroubek's mother Mila: 'Give him one last chance'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:22:14 +1300 | RNZ

Karel Sroubek returned to Czech Republic in 2009 for one night, his mother Mila has confirmed to Checkpoint. More >>

Dunne Speaks: The Lees-Galloway Mess

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 08:54:22 +1300 | Peter Dunne

The one constant about the Karel Sroubek case is that every day seems to reveal more uncertainty. But while we are no closer to either a resolution of the case, or even a clear understanding of why Minister Lees-Galloway has acted the way he has, some ...More >>

Waikato company and director to pay $37,500 for employment b

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:19:23 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Waikato company has been ordered to pay $25,000, and similarly its sole director has been ordered to pay $12,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting six staff underpaid by more than $17,300.More >>

Union releases Work Passport for Migrant Workers

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:03:17 +1300 | First Union

FIRST Union and its affiliates; the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) and the Indian Workers’ Association (IWA) have released a handbook for migrant workers in New Zealand to share with their friends and families to help protect migrant workers ...More >>

Stopping migrant worker exploitation – new research underway

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:01:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government’s efforts to stamp out the exploitation of migrant workers will be guided by wide-ranging research beginning today, says Immigration and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Sroubek accusers put in witness protection

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:49:27 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Czech drug dealing gang associate allowed to stay in New Zealand in spite of a history of offending was accused of such serious crimes a witness against him was put in witness protection, according to court documents, National Party Leader Simon ...More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 5/11/18: Banking, Czechs

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 18:16:03 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined at her Monday post-cabinet press conference by Minister of Finace Grant Robertson and Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi to discuss banking.More >>

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 17:14:02 +1300 | Horticulture NZ

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture Horticulture New Zealand is pleased Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway have increased the amount of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers ...More >>

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:53:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap will increase by 1,750 to 12,850, providing much-needed labour for the horticulture and viticulture industries in New Zealand, say Social Development Minister ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: ministerial transparency, presidential lies

Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:33:15 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

M inister gets inadequate advice from departmental officials, gets caught out . That’s embarrassing, but hardly of lasting impact, given that the person most affected by the new information – the Czech convict and whistle blower Karel Sroubek – ...More >>

Residency decision for Czech smuggler under urgent review

Thu, 1 Nov 2018 09:34:08 +1300 | RNZ

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway is urgently reviewing his decision to grant residency to a Czech drug smuggler after receiving "new information". More >>

Serious questions the Immigration Minister should’ve asked

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:48:04 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

There are serious questions that the Immigration Ministers needs to answer after confirmation today he has allowed a dangerous criminal to stay in New Zealand without fully considering the facts, National’s Leader Simon Bridges says.More >>

NZ politics: how political donations could be reformed

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:07:23 +1300 | Simon Chapple

New Zealand’s government is considering looking into changes to the way political parties are funded, and areas such as donation transparency could be part of the discussion. from , CC BY-ND More >>

From lascars to skilled migrants: Indian diaspora in NZ/Aus

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:00:12 +1300 | Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Jane Buckingham

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, celebrates the Indian Diwali festival. from , CC BY-ND More >>

AirAsia on New Zealand Immigration Act Offence

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:13:54 +1300 | Air Asia

Auckland, 31 October 2018 - AirAsia remains committed to the laws and regulation of the countries in which we operate. More >>


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