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Annual Net Migration Dips Below 69,000

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:50:12 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand saw a net gain of 68,900 migrants in the year ended February 2018, with 131,000 migrant arrivals and 62,000 migrant departures, Stats NZ said today. More >>

INZ strengthening verification processes against fraud

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:09:40 +1300 | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is boosting its risk and verification processes in the ongoing battle against visa fraud. More >>

Migrant business delivers financial support for 19 years

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 12:58:00 +1300 | Global Finance

Often considered one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets unless you have had the pleasure in dealing with them, Global Finance turned 19 years old in early March 2018.More >>

Media Release: International Women's Day

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 09:32:41 +1300 | Auckland Regional Migrant Services

International Women’s Day will be commemorated globally today, 8 March, through a rich diversity of initiatives celebrating women’s achievements, opportunities and potential, while reflecting on this year’s theme of “Press for Progress”.More >>

Outcomes-based net migration updated

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:56:22 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

An update to the outcomes-based measure of migration (the ‘12/16-month rule’) released this week brings the series forward to September 2016, Stats NZ said today. More >>

NZ annual net migration slows in January as visas dip

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:17:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand annual net migration continued to moderate in January, while staying near record highs, with student and resident visa numbers dropping while work visa numbers continued to climb.More >>

Annual net migration eases from recent peak

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:53:16 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

In the year ended January 2018, 70,100 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were 132,000 and migrant departures were 61,900.More >>

54 people deported as part of Immigration NZ operation

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:59:21 +1300 | New Zealand Immigration

A total of 54 people have been deported from New Zealand as part of an Immigration New Zealand (INZ) operation across Auckland to tackle illegal workers, identity fraud and people smuggling in the construction industry.More >>

Malaysian labour scam industry wake-up call

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:52:56 +1300 | E tu Union

E tū is urging the construction industry to get its house in order after revelations of a scam involving illegal Malaysian construction workers. More >>

Tourism spending data for January 2018 released

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:13:48 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year ending January 2018. MBIE’s manager of Sector Trends Mark ...More >>

Migrants’ Rights under Threat with US Nomination to Head IOM

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:06:18 +1300 | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 21 February 2018 (ITUC OnLine): At the end of this year, member States of the United Nations will adopt a Global Compact on Migration (GCM), following a series of intergovernmental negotiations. A “zero draft” of the GCM was published ...More >>

Experts call for EU-wide ban on child immigration detention

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:36:51 +1300 | United Nations

GENEVA/BRUSSELS (21 February 2018) -- Ahead of a key meeting of EU institutions and Member States today on issues relating to migration and asylum, the primary UN body monitoring child rights on Wednesday urged European countries to end the detention ...More >>

Life is better for refugee cooks one year on

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:55:12 +1300 | Pomegranate Kitchen

Life has changed for the better for the women who work in Wellington’s Pomegranate Kitchen – a pioneering business that provides employment opportunities for women from refugee backgrounds.More >>

Chinese Students demand action on latest school scandal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:31:49 +1300 | Migrant Workers Association

Justice for Chinese students- Migrant Lives Matter Meeting at UNITE Union headquarters 7:00pm this Thursday and protest 2:00pm Friday at 280 Queen St called by the Migrant Workers Association.More >>

Foreign Control of NZ - Key Facts

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:10:41 +1300 | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Note that there are often revisions to official data, leading to some changes to reported data for past years. More >>

Better volunteering outcomes for recent migrants

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:58:00 +1300 | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) has secured funding to deliver a nationwide programme of work that aims to deliver better volunteering outcomes for recent migrants. More >>

Major failure by New Zealand’s media

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:03 +1300 | Hugh Steadman

As reported in multiple previous press releases, Harmon Wilfred, a CIA whistleblower in possession of testimony against Bill and Hillary Clinton that should have had significant influence on NZ foreign policy, has been living in New Zealand since ...More >>

Workers in demand always able to be recruited offshore

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:48:41 +1300 | New Zealand Immigration Law

Storm in a teacup- Workers in demand have always been able to be recruited offshore. More >>

Third group of refugees from Manus to the US

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:39:35 +1300 | Refugee Action Coalition

A third group of 18 refugees from Manus Island flew from Port Moresby this morning (13 February), to be resettled in the United States. Photos from Port Moresby airport attached. More >>

Fijian resident sentenced for refugee fraud

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:55:44 +1300 | Immigration NZ

A Fijian national who made up a story that he arrived in New Zealand as a stowaway after his entire family were massacred by a group of Bangladeshi has been sentenced on a representative fraud charge.More >>


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