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Ombudsman delays investigation of Department of Immigration

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:53:39 +1300 | Hugh Steadman

Last week the Ombudsman announced a further delay in its investigation of the NZ Department of Immigration’s abuse of Canterbury resident and Canadian citizen, Carolyn Dare Wilfred. Prior to that, there had been two previous, six-week extensions ...More >>

Anticipated growth in demand for Pearson Test of English

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:14 +1300 | NorthTec

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has recently announced the approval of Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) as proof of English language proficiency for all visa categories with an English language requirement from 21 November 2016.More >>

Nauru, Refugees and the Torture Complex - Binoy Kampmark

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:08:01 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Two items of interest have tickled the airwaves and triggered some commentary over the last few days. The first was an ABC Four Corners program covering the fate of refugees in the detention facility on Nauru, known euphemistically as a “processing ...More >>

End Growth Pains by Targeting Size of Population

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:19:07 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

“This country needs to target a rate of population growth, to meet our needs but not cause growth pains,” says Denis O’Rourke, NZ First Spokesperson for Housing. More >>

‘Available to work’ numbers are inflated - BusinessNZ

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:13:43 +1300 | BusinessNZ

The Salvation Army today claimed young unemployed New Zealanders are not getting employment opportunities because of unfair competition from migrant workers. More >>

Don’t Let New Zealand Youth Fail, says Salvation Army

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:59:27 +1300 | Salvation Army

No young person must be allowed to leave school to nothing—no job, no further training, no hope. The Salvation Army is issuing this challenge to the New Zealand community in a report titled ‘What Next?’, focused on the employment needs of 15- to 24-year-olds.More >>

Nepalese Mother Should Understand Honesty Pays

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:32:02 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealanders are a generous people, we are more humanitarian than most, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Who’s going to cook & serve your meal?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:03:38 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Government’s immigration changes have made it harder for hotels, restaurants and cafes around New Zealand to maintain a quality customer experience, warns the tourism industry.More >>

Racial Equity Aotearoa calls on Labour and Greens

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:07:32 +1300 | Racial Equality Aotearoa

Racial Equity Aotearoa condemns the xenophobic stance of Labour and the Greens, and their call to significantly cut the flow of immigration. Both parties have joined the rhetoric of National and New Zealand First, in narrating migrants as the scapegoats ...More >>

Q+A: Winston Peters

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:59:02 +1300 | TVNZ

Q+A: Winston Peters interviewed by Jessica Mutch ‘Tinkering around the edges’ - Winston Peters on government changes to immigration New Zealand First leader Winston Peters who has long campaigned for controls on immigration told Q+A that he doesn’t ...More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Michael Woodhouse

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:00:47 +1300 | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Michael Woodhouse Youtube clips from the show are available here . Headlines: Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse admits the figures on the cost of parents of migrants allowed into New Zealand are 3-4 years ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 20:57:23 +1300 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw Youtube clips from the show are available here . Headlines: The Green Party says it wants overall net immigration, including New Zealanders leaving the country or returning home, to be equal to 1% of the population. ...More >>

Greens Agree with New Zealand First on Immigration

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 20:52:44 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

It was like April Fool’s Day all over again this morning, with the Greens revealing they agree with New Zealand First that record immigration has been a strain on the country and its people.More >>

Bigger surplus than expected as migration stokes tax take

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:11:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Finance Minister Bill English today announced a bigger surplus than expected in the last fiscal year as a growing economy underpinned by an expanding population delivered a bigger tax take than anticipated. More >>

Pushing Pause Buttton Not Enough on Parent Migrants

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:15:28 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The government has admitted “concerns” about immigrants in the parent category, but has only made a half-hearted attempt to fix it, says New Zealand First. More >>

Woodhouse’s Weasel Words And Actions Only Cosmetic

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:44:01 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse’s spineless about face on immigration is a cosmetic temporary measure to just get National through to the next general election, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Licensing of offshore-based education agents "Needs fixing"

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:29:41 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Licensing of offshore-based education agents – “Needs fixing,” says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett More >>

What New Zealanders think about Immigration

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:09:40 +1300 | Ipsos

New Research From Ipsos Finds New Zealanders Are Amongst the Most Pro-Immigration in the World But Are Concerned About the Pressures Created. More >>

Right Move in the Wrong Direction

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:22:46 +1300 | NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The Government is right to make adjustments to our immigration system in response to high numbers causing housing and infrastructure pressures. However, the focus on skilled migrants may add pressure on manufacturers and exporters who are already ...More >>

Education NZ to focus on ‘high-quality’ students

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:53:17 +1300 | India New Zealand Business Council

Education NZ to focus on ‘high-quality’ students, to maintain high standards across New Zealand’s international education industry. More >>


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