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NZ visas for Chinese bank's clients fast-tracked

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:17:04 +1200 | RNZ

More than half of a Chinese bank's wealthy clients had their New Zealand visitor visas approved within a day in the last year after an agreement to fast-track them. More >>

Resurgent Chinese visitors offset lethargic tourism sector

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:33:24 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) -A resurgence of Chinese visitors is a highlight for the domestic tourism sector, which economists say may be in a lull after a last year’s spike during the British and Irish Lions tour.More >>

Sentence for wife of refugee fraud criminal

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:18:06 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Fijian national has been sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to visa fraud associated with her husband, who obtained residence after making up a story that his family was massacred by a group of Bangladeshi. Aneela Wati was sentenced to ...More >>

Govt won't pick up the tab in OZ - PM

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:30:17 +1200 | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will continue to push for young New Zealanders living in Australia to get the financial help they need but has ruled out picking up the tab.More >>

Why more employers are bringing skilled migrants to NZ

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:49:25 +1200 | RNZ

More employers are getting the green light to bring in skilled migrants, bypassing previous requirements to seek New Zealanders first. More >>

Another Refugee Dies on Manus

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:13:13 +1200 | Refugee Action Coalition

Initial reports indicate that the refugee was killed when he was hit by a bus around 11am very near to West Haus refugee compound, althoughsome repiorts are saying he jumped from the bus.More >>

NZ annual net migration slows in April

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:38:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's annual net migration continued to slow in April as more non-New Zealanders left the country, though the number of immigrants rose. More >>

Q1 NZ Retail numbers and April Net Migration figures

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:30:11 +1200 | HiFX

Q1 NZ Retail numbers and April Net Migration figures have just been released. They came in lower than expected overall: Adjusted Retail Sales Volume (Q1) +0.1% (Consensus +1.0%) Core Retail Sale (Q/Q) +0.6% (Consensus +1.1%) Actual Q1 Retail Sales rose ...More >>

More migrants head back overseas

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:49:02 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration is down 4,800 from a high point a year ago, largely because more non-New Zealand citizens are leaving the country, Stats NZ said today. More >>

New services to support refugees

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:15:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Increased capacity at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, additional resources for asylum and protection claims, and housing support for quota refugees highlight New Zealand’s humanitarian values, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Strengthening our hand against migrant exploitation

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:07:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Iain Lees-Galloway Minister of Immigration 17 May 2018 Strengthening our hand against migrant exploitation The Coalition Government is making a significant investment in immigration services to better detect exploitation of migrants and continue to ...More >>

Programme brings new refugees to Christchurch

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:29:09 +1200 | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

An inspiring new people-powered initiative is bringing refugees to settle in Christchurch for the first time since its resettlement programme was put on hold eight years ago. Under the new community sponsorship programme, up to 35 refugees will be resettled ...More >>

The Government’s rock and hard place

Mon, 14 May 2018 09:19:25 +1200 | Aaron Martin

Opinion piece : Leading Auckland immigration lawyer Aaron Martin highlights the issues the government are facing in keeping to immigration targets while juggling Kiwibuild and the demand for skilled labour... More >>

Six months in, no sign of skilled migration slowing down

Thu, 10 May 2018 16:32:12 +1200 | LookSee

Six months in, no sign of skilled migration slowing down With the Government planning to deliver 100,000 KiwiBuild homes by 2028 and fix Auckland’s transport pressure points with a newly announced $28 billion plan, it comes as no surprise that New ...More >>

Backflips now include going soft on over-stayers

Thu, 10 May 2018 15:25:51 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s woeful inertia on implementing its immigration policy took a farcical turn today with an admission it is considering allowing individuals unlawfully in New Zealand to stay if they have construction skills, National Party Immigration ...More >>

Exploitation of kiwifruit workers is rife - union

Thu, 10 May 2018 15:16:40 +1200 | RNZ

Some companies are exploiting migrants who lack an understanding of New Zealand's employment laws, a union representing orchard workers says. More >>

ACT fact check on PM’s migrant-bashing

Thu, 10 May 2018 10:29:46 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"The Prime Minister's continued scapegoating of migrants for the housing crisis and for placing pressure on public services runs counter to the evidence”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.More >>

Pacific aid boost 'shows the lie' in govt's social deficit claims

Wed, 9 May 2018 15:47:55 +1200 | RNZ

The National Party is questioning why the government is sending millions of dollars abroad while talking about crises in underfunding at home.More >>

Former refugees invite tangata whenua to ‘our place’

Wed, 9 May 2018 15:43:49 +1200 | Changemakers Refugee Forum

Organisations supporting refugee background comunitites in the Wellington region, the Red Cross, MCLaSS, and Changemakers Refugee Forum have recently held a joint Tikanga project, intended to bring to life the existing Te Reo and Te Ao policies ...More >>

PM too embarrassed to face questions but won’t apologise

Wed, 9 May 2018 15:18:10 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister today refused to answer a basic question over her Government’s immigration policy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>


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