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NZ must do more on exploited migrant labour: US State Dept

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:21:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand needs to significantly boost its efforts to protect vulnerable migrant workers against exploitative employers, says the US Department of State, in its latest human trafficking report. More >>

Fake Immigration New Zealand Website Scam

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:53:04 +1200 | NZ Immigration Service

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been made aware of a new scam website and is urging customers to take special care that they are using the correct site. More >>

ECPAT Child ALERT Press Release 2015 TIPs Report

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:44 +1200 | ECPAT

With the reference to the latest “Trafficking in Persons” or TIP Report Released this Tuesday by the US Government, ECPAT Child ALERT Trust raises concerns that even though New Zealand may be in the Tier 1 category the report clearly calls for action ...More >>

Airline Fined Over Boarding Unauthorised Passenger

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:37:38 +1200 | Immigration NZ

An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a passenger to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ). More >>

Getting Dunedin’s International Students Job Ready

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:43:15 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

A new Job Ready Programme is being launched to link up Dunedin’s international students with local businesses and employers to retain skilled workers in the city. More >>

Good politics, poor policy

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:57:03 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Funnelling immigrants into the regions through adjustments of our points system may be good politics, but it’s poor policy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Waikato Hospital Dependent on Foreign Qualified Doctors

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:06:26 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Close to half the doctors employed by Waikato District Health Board are overseas trained, says New Zealand First. “In the mental health department, in which an alleged fraudulent psychiatrist was working, there are two overseas qualified doctors ...More >>

Focus on Regions Welcome

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:51:32 +1200 | MYOB

The Government’s announcement on Sunday of extra incentives for migrants to settle outside Auckland will be a welcome boost to local economies, according to leading New Zealand software accounting firm MYOB.More >>

US Decision on People Trafficking in Malaysia “Manipulated”

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:05:00 +1200 | ITUC

Brussels, 27 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC is deeply concerned that the US State Department today upgraded Malaysia from “Tier 3” to “Tier 2 Watch” in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The unwarranted upgrade is presumed to be result ...More >>

Immigration changes a good step, but growth strategy needed

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:05:46 +1200 | NZMEA

The Government’s immigration changes to encourage more skills and entrepreneurs to the regions is a good step forward and will help address regional skill shortages. However, a wider regional growth strategy is needed to bring new life and sustainable ...More >>

National Does "Cut And Paste" Double U-Turn

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:09:51 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister's statement on sending migrants outside of Auckland might look like a concession to sound policy, but it is not, says the Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Improving spread of skills, investment across NZ

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:25:19 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says.More >>

PM reiterates commitment to open New Zealand

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:22:05 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party John Key today reiterated the National-led Government’s commitment to an open economy which embraces free trade and immigration. More >>

Mai Chen to Speak on New Migrants And Elections

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:35:44 +1200 | Chen Palmer

Mai Chen to Speak on New Migrants And Elections Mai Chen, Managing Partner of Chen Palmer and Chair of the Superdiversity Centre, will be speaking on the legal and policy implications of superdiversity at the Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference ...More >>

Immigration official pleads guilty to bribery

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:51:58 +1200 | Serious Fraud Office

A former immigration official and his associate have pleaded guilty in the Auckland District Court today to corruption and bribery charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).More >>

More Kiwis Miss Out as Immigration Continues to Rise

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:49:10 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The National government’s wholesale immigration policy is seriously limiting New Zealanders chances of finding a job and rental housing, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:04:18 +1200 | PerceptionPR

Declan Clancy says demand for migrant workers in Christchurch likely to continue One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy agrees that the demand for migrant workers in Christchurch is likely to continue for some time. Christchurch immigration lawyer ...More >>

Loss-making farmers can't afford environmental mitigation

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:56:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) - Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says progress made in the last few years on farming’s environmental impact can’t be sustained when farmers are making a loss.More >>

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:19:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand annual net migration rose to a new record in June as arrivals continued to be bolstered by Chinese and Indian students, while fewer locals departed for Australia.More >>

Post Cabinet Presser: SERCO review and Auckland Housing

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:40:12 +1200 | Jeremy Wilkinson

Prime Minister John Key discussed Auckland house prices and a possible review of the governments contract with SERCO at his post-cabinet press conference this afternoon.More >>


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