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Ban praises Ireland’s ‘compassionate leadership’

Fri, 29 May 2015 21:49:58 +1200 | UN News

26 May 2015 – As he wrapped up a visit to Ireland today, the Secretary-General congratulated the country on its “fruitful and strong” relationship with the United Nations over the past 60 years and looked forward to a continued partnership ...More >>

Russia's "Undesirables" Law

Fri, 29 May 2015 21:05:02 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

We are deeply troubled by a new law in Russia that allows the government to ban the activities of “undesirable foreign or international organizations” in Russia and criminalizes any “cooperation” with groups with that designation. We are ...More >>

Deception, Division and Denial – The Ugly Truth

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:07 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Why won’t National relate GDP to population growth? We’ve learned over the years never to take anything at face value in politics. If you’ve watched proceedings over the past few days you will have noticed the Government ramming through Budget ...More >>

UN agency to halt housing allowance for Palestine refugees

Sat, 23 May 2015 12:48:14 +1200 | UN News

Lack of funds forces UNRWA to suspend cash assistance for housing for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Photo: UNRWA/Shafiq Fahed More >>

NZ should take in our share of stranded Rohingya

Sat, 23 May 2015 10:22:14 +1200 | Refugee Council of New Zealand

Asia’s refugee crisis, a shared crisis: New Zealand should take in our share of stranded Rohingya More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


Growing diversity increases need for languages policy

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:22:48 +1200 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Growing levels of diversity forecast for New Zealand make a national approach to languages more urgent, according to the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

NZ migration rises to new annual record in April

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:37:12 +1200 | Markinson

May 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration rose to a new annual record in April, as more students arrived from India and China and fewer locals left for Australia. More >>

Visitors from China top 300,000

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:18:03 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 2.96 million in the April 2015 year, which is the highest-ever annual total, Statistics New Zealand said today. This total was 7 percent higher than the April 2014 year.More >>

Ethnic populations projected to grow

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:13:15 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

An increasing proportion of New Zealanders will identify with Māori, Asian, and Pacific ethnicities according to new ethnic population projections released by Statistics New Zealand.More >>

State Sanctioned Bribes Unacceptable

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:15:54 +1200 | Transparency International NZ

Transparency International New Zealand is asking MP's to legislate to make bribes no matter how small - illegal whether paid in NZ or overseas. The Law and Order Select Committee's report on the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill continues ...More >>

‘Extremely tense situation’ in Burundi after failed coup

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:30:02 +1200 | UN News

Amid ‘extremely tense situation’ in Burundi, UN rights chief warns against reprisals in wake of failed coup More >>

Former immigration officer, accomplice changed over bribes

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:30:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) - The Serious Fraud Office has charged a former border immigration officer and his accomplice with corruption and bribery over accepting $26,500 in bribes to help people with immigration. More >>

SFO lays charges alleging immigration bribes

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:04:03 +1200 | Serious Fraud Office

Corruption and bribery charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) against a former immigration official and his associate were before the Auckland District Court today. More >>

Scam alert 18 May 2015: Caller ID immigration spoofing scam

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:14:25 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Indian nationals living in New Zealand are being targeted by a new wave of scam phone calls claiming to be from Immigration New Zealand. The callers threaten deportation and demand payment to a Western Union account in India.More >>

PM’s Net to Catch Property Gains Not the Key

Mon, 18 May 2015 11:45:56 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister’s solution for housing speculation is not the key but a pittance and completely ignores the issue of offshore purchases of New Zealand land and massive immigration, says New Zealand First.More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Michael Woodhouse

Sat, 16 May 2015 14:00:29 +1200 | The Nation

Headlines: National is looking to give extra points to immigrant investors, entrepreneurs and skilled migrants willing to settle outside of Auckland to help regional development. “That could happen in the next few months”. Although Minister is unconcerned ...More >>

UN urges Southeast Asia States to protect migrants

Sat, 16 May 2015 12:21:54 +1200 | UN News

15 May 2015 – The United Nations human rights chief today urged governments in Southeast Asia to take swift action to protect the lives of migrants stranded in precarious maritime conditions and warned against the policy of pushing boats back ...More >>

Education is fundamental to the wellbeing of our children

Thu, 14 May 2015 12:39:05 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is concerned at allegations officials are trying to access information held by schools to locate and deport students’ family members. “Education is a basic human right, the most powerful tool we can give New Zealand ...More >>

Budget 2015: $33m boost for Immigration

Thu, 14 May 2015 09:36:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 will invest $33 million of new operating expenditure over the next four years to boost the number of immigration officers at a time of record-breaking visitor numbers, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says. An additional $25.1 million ...More >>


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