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Hurdles for NHS workers wishing to transfer UK pension to NZ

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:01:53 +1300 | GBP Pensions

With the UK Treasury’s proposed 31st March 2015 deadline looming, many former public sector employees are already scrambling to get their pension transfer underway. However, there is now another issue of which ex-NHS workers should be aware.More >>

NZ-HK Customs heads meet to strengthen ties

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:26:14 +1300 | New Zealand Customs Service

A meeting between New Zealand Customs and Hong Kong Customs officials in Auckland today has strengthened the close partnership between the two agencies that continue to work together, especially to combat drug smuggling and organised crime.More >>

Palestinian refugees from Syria face worsening situation

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:54:57 +1300 | UN News

Palestinian women at a UNRWA distribution centre in the Jaramana refugee camp, Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNRWA/Carole Alfarah More >>

Shady Past? Platinum Credit Card Level for Immigration

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:55:07 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is questioning why arrangements between Immigration New Zealand and China UnionPay will see streamlined visa processing for holders of Platinum and Diamond UnionPay credit cards.More >>

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:36:39 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive More >>

Pressing population issues focus of forums

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:16:52 +1300 | Massey University

New Zealand urgently needs a high-level strategy on population change if the country is to avoid an array of problems ranging from regional decline to growing shortages in housing and service provision, Massey researchers say.More >>

President Obama Takes Action on Immigration Reform

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:18:38 +1300 | ADC

Washington, D.C.| | November 20, 2014 – Just a few moments ago President Barack Obama announced the Immigration Accountability Executive Actions, a historic step aimed at fixing the country's broken immigration system. However, this is only ...More >>

Sectarian clashes displace thousands in the CAR

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:33:10 +1300 | UN News

21 November 2014 – An upsurge in violent attacks this week between communities in a town near the Central African Republic’s border with South Sudan has left at least 10 people injured and thousands more displaced, marking the first major ...More >>

Wreck of ship carrying remains of Chinese gold miners found

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:08:21 +1300 | Definitive Productions

The wreck of the SS Ventnor, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1902 carrying the remains of 499 Chinese gold miners who had worked in Otago, has at last been found.More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 17 November 2014

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:24:13 +1300 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • The governmental, independent and other departmental inquiries into the Philip Smith incident • Roger Sutton’s resignation as Chief Executive of CERA owing to sexual harassment • The APEC East ...More >>

UN Agency Cuts Food Rations for Refugees in Kenya

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:46:18 +1300 | UN News

Lacking Funds, UN Agency Turns to ‘Last Resort,’ Cuts Food Rations for Refugees in Kenya More >>

A European call to suspend EU-Israel Association Agreement

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:49:16 +1300 | Redress Information

More than 300 political parties, trade unions and campaign groups have called on the European Union to suspend its “association agreement” with Israel. The agreement, which came into force in 2000, facilitates largely unrestricted trade with Israel ...More >>

Reserve Bank wrong on immigration

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:11:05 +1300 | NZ Association for Migration and Investment

NZAMI, New Zealand's leading professional association for immigration specialists, says the Reserve Bank statement regarding immigration having a big impact on house prices appears to lack an understanding that this is only one factor when looking ...More >>

Samoans Have Come a Long Way in New Zealand

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:48:37 +1300 | Event Polynesia

The common history that New Zealand and Samoa share has its origins from the occupation by New Zealand Forces of German Samoa, one hundred years ago. More >>

Ministry’s concern for overseas state pensions welcomed

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:47:11 +1300 | Retirement Policy and Research Centre

The Ministry for Social Development’s latest briefing to the incoming government has been praised for highlighting critical issues on the treatment of overseas state pensions.More >>

Exploitation of Worker Brings Shame on NZ

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:57:28 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Employment Court ruling in favour of an exploited migrant chef in Christchurch is just the tip of the iceberg, says New Zealand First’s Ethnic Affairs Spokesperson Mahesh Bindra. More >>

Immigration a Big Hit on Housing Prices

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:09:56 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Reserve Bank confirmed today Auckland house prices will continue to soar while the government allows wholesale immigration, says New Zealand First. More >>

RBNZ keeps LVR restrictions in place as housing risks remain

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:15:34 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank will retain restrictions on low-equity mortgage lending because governor Graeme Wheeler continues to see risks in the housing market, particularly given strong migration flows. More >>

Transmigration Is Last Thing That Papua and Its People Need

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:14:50 +1300 | Bobby Anderson

Marwan Jafar, President Joko Widodo’s new minister for village development, disadvantaged regions and transmigration, announced on Oct. 31 that he would make Papua more attractive to Javanese migrants by working with the police and military to provide security ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: (Far) out on Parole

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:04:40 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Our penal system often seems very lenient in terms of sentences [and then early release on Parole]. But the escape of Phillip Smith while on Parole, and then his escape from the country, is like something out of the Keystone Cops.More >>


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