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Collaboration stops drugs from crossing borders

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:03:55 +1200 | New Zealand Customs Service

Collaboration between Hong Kong and New Zealand Customs has stopped millions of dollars worth of drugs coming into New Zealand this year, with a number of seizures and arrests in both countries.More >>

Work visa problems need monitoring

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:37 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson. More >>

Government claims on student support hopelessly misleading

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:55:28 +1200 | NZUSA

Students are slamming the “hopelessly misleading and untrue” claims by Government Ministers that their “cracking down” on overseas based-borrowers is either successful or has led to “increased support for current students”.More >>

'Swelling' Number of Civilians At Bases in South Sudan

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:58 +1200 | UN News

Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today.More >>

UN Seeks Funds For Central African Republic Civilians

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:21:32 +1200 | UN News

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: The Godwits Fly

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:54:18 +1200 | Martin Doyle

The news that over a quarter of us were born in another country is no surprise considering the numbers who depart our fair shores every year never to return. In some ways, New Zealand is the world's busiest hotel.More >>

In Bulgaria, Living Conditions For Asylum-Seekers Improves

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:24:15 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations refugee agency applauded today the “significant efforts” made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve living conditions for asylum seekers in the country.More >>

Israeli settlers must be stopped from taking over Al-Rajabi

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:30 +1200 | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, today urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, in Hebron, after a protracted legal battle. More >>

The Poverty Incentive: Making the Poor Carry the Refugee Can

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:16:50 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

The poorer you are, the more likely you need to shoulder more. This axiomatic rule of social intercourse, engagement and daily living is simple and brutal enough: the poor shall hold, conserve, preserve.More >>

Planning for her future

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:59:41 +1200 | University of Waikato

Making plans to move to the Waikato from South Africa after finishing high school was an obvious choice for Lana Kotze, since Hamilton happened to be a similar size to her hometown.More >>

Lebanon's Security Challenges and U.S. Interests

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:39:01 +1200 | US State Department

The massive refugee influx into Lebanon represents an urgent humanitarian crisis. Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population, per capita, in the world. Just five days ago, Lebanon passed the inauspicious milestone of registering its one millionth ...More >>

Auckland international students to graduate from Otago Poly

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:11:50 +1200 | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus, in partnership with Future Skills Academy, will have its first cohort of graduands walk across the stage and receive their qualifications this Friday, 11 April at the Auckland Town Hall.More >>

High Rate of Māori in Prison among UN Concerns for NZ

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:22:42 +1200 | UN News

A United Nations human rights panel has voiced concerns about issues related to the deprivation of liberty in New Zealand, including the “disproportionate incarceration rates” of the Māori population, despite legal safeguards against arbitrary detention.More >>

Ratify treaty on migrant workers’ rights, UN urges States

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:12:55 +1200 | OHCHR

UN experts have issued a renewed appeal to all countries to sign up to a landmark treaty on the rights of migrant workers that came into force some 10 years ago. “Forty-seven countries have ratified the treaty but that number is far too low given the abuse ...More >>

Top researchers forced overseas, cap in hand

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:17:54 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Suggestions one of our top bio-protection research institutes may have to look overseas for funding could jeopardise important work to protect our horticulture industry from pests, Labour’s Innovation, Research & Development spokesperson Megan ...More >>

Improved data access to deliver benefits

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:59:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson today welcomed the decision by Statistics New Zealand to reduce fees for academic researchers using its Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) platform.More >>

Keeping tabs on those who leave

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:42:02 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is playing a key role in the first major international study into emigration policies around the world, led by Oxford University.More >>

Growing desire to learn about Asian cultures and languages

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:42:40 +1300 | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s annual Perceptions of Asia survey has found that New Zealanders consider Chinese the most valuable foreign language to learn. More >>

World leading border protection service recognised

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:16:36 +1300 | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today recognised the work of the Integrated Targeting and Operations Centre (ITOC) – a world leading, modern information hub providing enhanced border protection for New Zealand.More >>

Studies reveal infectious disease inequality continues in NZ

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:39:46 +1300 | Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

A study presented at this year’s Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) meeting in Adelaide, Australia, shows that infectious disease inequality in New Zealand’s population is continuing, while rates of streptococcal and staphylococcal disease ...More >>


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