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Acting PM's Presser: RBNZ, Police Inquiry, Twitter Affairs

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 17:33:58 +1200 | The Scoop Team

At today's post-cabinet press conference Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters announced the introduction of legislation to amend the Reserve Bank Act. It will require consideration of employment as well as inflation when setting the base interest rate. The rate ...More >>

Tourism industry calls for improved immigration performance

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:28:57 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Major improvements are needed in Immigration New Zealand’s fiscal and operational management to avoid future cost blow-outs, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Nauru refugees write letter seeking to resettle in NZ

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:43:38 +1200 | RNZ

A group of refugees on Nauru is pleading with the New Zealand government to let them resettle in the country. More >>

Minister called on to uphold NZ human rights reputation

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:09:53 +1200 | NZ Council for Civil Liberties More >>

Join Us at the Table: Auckland Regional Migrant Services

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:30:01 +1200 | ARMS

Join Us at the Table: Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust (ARMS) serving up delicious community conversations. More >>

Net migration falls in June, remains historically high

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:07:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's annual net migration dropped in June as fewer foreigners arrived and more Kiwis left, but remains high. More >>

Annual net migration down 7,400 from peak in 2017

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:11:54 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration eased slightly to 65,000 in the June 2018 year, as fewer migrants arrived and more left, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Canadian speakers issued visas

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:09:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Immigration New Zealand has granted Lauren Southern and her speaking partner Stefan Molyneux specific purpose work visas to visit New Zealand for public speaking events, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.More >>

Immigration Minister joins calls for refugee sponsorship

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:35:47 +1200 | Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship. More >>

Immigrants fear racial profiling in rejected visa cases

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:44:09 +1200 | RNZ

A Ministry of Social Development manager fears racial bias has thwarted his Indian parents' application to move to this country. More >>

Justice not served in Australia extradition cases muddle

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:00:53 +1200 | RNZ

A number of New Zealanders who have been extradited to Australia to face charges - only to be sent back here or put in immigration detention centres - is concerning, Justice Minister Andrew Little says.More >>

Elderly parents of migrants left in limbo over visa changes

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:05:45 +1200 | RNZ

Elderly overseas parents desperate to join their children in New Zealand say the government is sweeping their plight under the carpet after failing to announce what it will do about the residence parent category.More >>

Climate Displacement Recognised in Migration Compact

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:58:28 +1200 | PIANGO

Press Release: 15th July 2018 PIANGO Welcomes UN Recognition of Climate Displacement in Final Text of Global Migration Compact More >>

Push for Pacific coalition on climate displacement

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:16:07 +1200 | PIANGO

THE time is right for the establishment of a grand coalition of Pacific leaders to address climatea induced migration and displacement, a conference on the issue was told this week.More >>

Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Expensive Airplanes

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 17:23:51 +1200 | The Scoop Team

At today's post-cabinet press conference the government confirmed plans to purchase four P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and simulators. These will operate from Ohakea air force base, moving from Whenuapai where the current Orion aircraft are ...More >>

Greens co-leader receives rape and death threats

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:41:44 +1200 | RNZ

The MP posted on Facebook yesterday morning , supporting Auckland mayor Phil Goff's decision to ban two controversial Canadian speakers from Auckland Council venues. More >>

Community organisations to support sponsored refugees

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:06:11 +1200 | Immigration NZ

New Zealand will extend a warm Kiwi welcome to 21 sponsored refugees, made up of five families, who arrive this week under a new settlement approach, says Immigration New Zealand Manager, Steve McGill.More >>

Judgment: Kim Dotcom Appeal Case

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 11:52:32 +1200 | NZ Court of Appeal

The eligibility determination made by the District Court is confirmed. The District Court should now proceed without further delay to complete its duties under s 26 of the Extradition Act in accordance with the determination.More >>

Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 18:28:41 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

Deportation of Indian students shows need for a rule change An Ombudsman’s report released last week shows our deportation rules aren’t working, especially for eight Indian students who were deported last year, says CTU Vice-president Rachel Mackintosh.More >>

NZ visa holders will say goodbye to visa labels

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 16:18:13 +1200 | Immigration NZ

Visa labels in passports are about to become a thing of the past for New Zealand visa holders. From 4 July 2018, Immigration New Zealand will stop issuing physical labels into visa holders’ passports. Instead all successful visa applicants will ...More >>


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