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ADC Welcomes Updated FBI Hate Crime Data Collection

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:46:54 +1300 | American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - ADC

Washington, DC |  | March 26, 2015 - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes the updated FBI Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines And Training Manual. The new  FBI Hate Crime Date Collection Guidelines And Training ...More >>

Lining up Language – we are what we speak

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:18:37 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Expressing ourselves through language will be the focus of a gathering of academics, policymakersand speakers of different languages this week, Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says.More >>

Chad: Thousands of Nigerian refugees seek safety

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:54:34 +1300 | MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières begins activities to assist refugees in the Lake Chad region More >>

On The Nation: Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:42:06 +1300 | TV3's 'The Nation'

Criticises Prime Minister John Key for failing to meet with President of the Islamic Associations, Anwar Ghani, about Islamist extremism - it’s not good enough” and “he owes the Muslim community an explanation”.More >>

NZ: 'Accept more refugees' call from Dame Susan Devoy

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:21:16 +1300 | Pacific Media Centre More >>

NZ migration hits new record in February year

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:10:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's migration hit a new record in the year through February, driven by more arrivals and fewer departures. More >>

Pacific Quota Registrations Open

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:54:01 +1300 | Immigration NZ

Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji are encouraged to register for this year’s ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category between 1 and 30 April 2015.More >>

Forgetting the UN: Australia, Child Detention and Torture

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:43:03 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Apparently, the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is “sick of being lectured to”. One should add that this lecturing is framed in a more collective sense – Australians, he argues, are tired of those soap box enthusiasts who keep reminding ...More >>

Welcome kicks off Auckland international student programme

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:53:34 +1300 | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

More than 2,000 international students will experience a powhiri and get to interact with some of the city’s sports stars at a special Auckland welcome today. More >>

Woodhouse welcomes skilled migrants

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:17:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures out today showing an increasing number of skilled migrants coming to New Zealand as a sign of the country’s strong economic outlook.More >>

UN human rights expert meets with Eritrean refugees

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:44:19 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (9 March 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today started an official visit to Belgium (9-11 March) to collect first-hand information from Eritrean refugees and migrants ...More >>

Government Urged to Ease Restrictions on Scaffolders

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:20:39 +1300 | Scaffolding Access and Rigging New Zealand

The shortage of scaffolders in New Zealand risks slowing the country’s construction sector and the Government needs to do more to reduce immigration hurdles, according to a leading industry body.More >>

Rural Contractors ask: What about us?

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:57:37 +1300 | Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning why the Government has made recent changes to immigration rules to help Queenstown employers recruit much needed staff, but continues to ignore similar requests from the rural contracting sector.More >>

Discussion paper released on Customs’ Act

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:33:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today released a discussion paper proposing changes to the Customs and Excise Act. More >>

Mortgage Express: Bridging the Cultural Divide

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:35:43 +1300 | Mortgage Express

As New Zealand’s migrant community continues to grow, Mortgage Express is serving the needs of this community with tailored solutions designed around their unique needs. More >>

Op-Ed : NZ vs ISIS - “To be or not to be”

Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:33:45 +1300 | Gurbrinder Aulakh

The decision to deploy troops in the fight against Isis reminds of these opening phrases of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. No politician, at least in New Zealand, would have liked to be in the shoes of Prime Minister John Key, where he had to make such ...More >>

NZ annual net migration rises to new record

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:25 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's annual net migration rose to another record in January as fewer locals departed for Australia, while Indian student numbers continued to bolster the influx of new arrivals.More >>

The Case for Removing the Fantasist-in-Chief

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:29:34 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is full of predictable surprises. Stomping and punching his way into the history books, his government finds itself teetering before the electoral precipice.More >>

Help for Queenstown’s labour shortage

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:35:29 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Temporary changes to immigration rules will further help Queenstown employers recruit much needed staff, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today. A new streamlined visa process means that from ...More >>

Refugee Resettlement Centre rebuild underway

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:42:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has marked the rebuild of the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre at a sod-turning ceremony this morning. The Government announced the rebuild of Mangere in the 2013 and 2014 Budgets with estimated project costs ...More >>


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