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Building occupations added to skill shortage list

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:53:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It will be easier for the building industry to find the workers it needs to help address New Zealand’s housing shortfall, with seven building-related occupations being added to the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL), Immigration Minister Iain ...More >>

Australia: Noone Being Tortured Offshore?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:59:46 +1300 | Jane Salmon

A relative, Ron Cruikshank, a banker like you Mr Turnbull, was incarcerated by the Japanese in Singapore in WW2. He returned, but he did not return a whole person. More >>

Multicultural NZ Briefs Govt on Promoting Inclusive Aotearoa

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:46:35 +1300 | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand has delivered a briefing to the Incoming Ministers outlining key issues and opportunities facing ethnic, migrant and refugee communities in New Zealand. “Multicultural New Zealand is excited about the new government and we ...More >>

O’Connor announces stronger focus for MPI

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:25:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor announced today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will reorganise its functions to create a stronger focus on core responsibilities.More >>

Setting a standard for a welcoming community

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:28:30 +1300 | New Zealand Immigration

Around the world Kiwis are renowned for being friendly, hospitable and inclusive – qualities highlighted in a new two-year pilot programme which launched its Welcoming Communities Standard (the standard) today.More >>

145 years of Polish Settlement in Canterbury & NZ

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 11:22:54 +1300 | Embassy of the Republic of Poland

145 years of Polish Settlement in Canterbury & NZ “Between the Waters” programme of events celebrates 145 years of Polish Settlement in Canterbury and New Zealand. More >>

Six steps needed to make climate refugee visas work

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 09:49:37 +1300 | Nina Hall

Six things New Zealand's new government needs to do to make climate refugee visas work More >>

Refugee youth say NZ welcomes refugees “in theory”

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:37:32 +1300 | Refugees As Survivors

Participants in a Refugee Youth Forum in west Auckland yesterday say New Zealand provides core services to refugees, but that there are numerous barriers to accessing them.More >>

Peihopa Coronial Inquest Findings - Family Statement

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:33:22 +1300 | National Justice Project

1.    Today Coroner O’Sullivan handed down her findings into the death of my son Robert Peihopa at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre on 4 April 2016.More >>

Former refugee introduces Persian Calligraphy to New Zealand

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:31:09 +1300 | Depot Artspace

“Listen to the reed and the tale it tells, how it sings of separation: Ever since they cut me from the reed bed, my wail has caused men and women to weep” More >>

Unlicensed immigration adviser sentenced

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:30:14 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland woman of Tongan nationality has been sentenced to 10 months home detention and ordered to pay reparation of $6,420 for illegally providing New Zealand immigration advice in the Tongan community. The sentence came after the woman pleaded guilty ...More >>

Manus Island Live Reports - RPC raid now

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:22:37 +1300 | Jane Salmon


National welcomes Government’s latest backslide

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:08:06 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National Party Immigration Spokesperson Simon Bridges has welcomed the new Government’s major climb-down on its immigration policy as announced by Immigration Minister Ian Lees Galloway. “This is a very significant u-turn. Prior to the election Labour ...More >>

Annual Net Migration Remains High in October

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:55:28 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand saw a net gain of 70,700 migrants for the year ended October 2017, with 131,600 migrant arrivals and 61,000 migrant departures, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Govt U-turn coming on international students

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:20:10 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Govt U-turn coming on international students National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of foreign ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Grant Bayldon

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:45:17 +1300 | The Nation

Headlines: Grant Bayldon, executive director of Amnesty International NZ says this country should take at least the 150 refugees we’ve offered to take from Manus Island, and we could take more. “There’s certainly potential for that. New Zealand ...More >>

Ethnically Diverse Leadership Key to Creating Inclusive NZ

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:59:38 +1300 | Multicultural New Zealand

New research shows that ethnic diversity at the leadership table is the key ingredient missing from a truly inclusive multicultural society in New Zealand. More >>

People trafficking charges

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:36:58 +1300 | NZ Immigration Service

People trafficking charges have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) against a Bangladeshi couple who are New Zealand citizens. More >>

Airline Fined Over Boarding Unauthorised Passenger

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:43:32 +1300 | Immigration NZ

An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a passenger to board a flight to New Zealand - despite being told by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) not to do so. More >>

Manus Men: an open letter

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:20:41 +1300 | Jane Salmon

I’ve been in regular communication with several of the refugees on Manus and Nauru for about 3 years. More >>


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