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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 >>

Mother Language Day

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:27:00 +1300 | Tesolanz

How many mother tongues are spoken by your whānau, friends, neighbours and colleagues? Why not celebrate International Mother Language Day and make their day by phoning, sending an email or text or calling over the back fence to say ‘Hi’ in their ...More >>

Vigil on anniversary of murder of asylum seeker Reza Berati

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:04:58 +1300 | Doing Our Bit

On Tuesday 17 February forty New Zealanders turned up at the Australian High Commission in Wellington to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Reza Berati’s death at the Manus Island detention centre. They gathered to also pay homage to Australian ...More >>

Rotorua mayor to welcome Waiariki’s international students

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:16:25 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick is to welcome more than a hundred of Waiariki Institute of Technology’s (WIT) new international students at Rotorua Lakes Council’s Civic Centre this week.More >>

Wellington vigil marks 1st anniversary of Reza Berati murder

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:13:48 +1300 | Doing Our Bit

On Tuesday, 17 February from 8am Wellingtonians will mark the one year anniversary of the murder of asylum seeker Reza Berati. They will gather outside the Australian High Commission to show solidarity for Australian activists seeking to shut down ...More >>

Improvements for immigration medicals

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:28:37 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has selected clinics from all over the country to be part of an onshore panel physician network that will complete immigration medical examinations for onshore New Zealand visa applicants. More >>

Race Relations Day 21 March 2015 - Big Change Starts Small

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:46:03 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

This year’s Race Relations Day theme – “Big Change Starts Small -” – was created by a Vietnamese Kiwi who had lived in Auckland for less than a year when he won last year’s national Race Unity Speech Award. The theme’s te reo Maori ...More >>

Reckless Immigration Means Kiwis Miss Out on Houses

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:42:43 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

There are not enough houses for Kiwis in Auckland let alone for immigrants, says New Zealand First. More >>

New Zealand First Party attacks foreign students

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:21:48 +1300 | Tom Peters

Winston Peters, leader of the right-wing populist New Zealand First Party, issued a statement on January 27 denouncing the National Party government for “softening restrictions” on work visas for foreign students and allowing students to immigrate ...More >>

Young couple in plea for help after visa rejection

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 14:00:06 +1300 | Tim and Bethany Dwyer

A young Kiwi woman and her British husband are facing the heartbreak of having to leave New Zealand following the rejection of their visa application – despite being married for over four years and the husband working as a skilled migrant.More >>

Chinese investors, immigrants snapping up Canterbury housing

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:10:45 +1300 | Bayleys Canterbury

Canterbury’s ethnic make-up is set to take on a distinctively Asian-feel – with a growing number of Chinese migrants and investors buying homes in the province. More >>

Chinese investors and immigrants snapping up housing

Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:35:02 +1300 | Bayleys Canterbury

Canterbury’s ethnic make-up is set to take on a distinctively Asian-feel – with a growing number of Chinese migrants and investors buying homes in the province. More >>

New birth and citizenship certificates mark 175th

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 20:45:43 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

New birth and citizenship certificates mark 175th Treaty anniversary The Department of Internal Affairs will mark 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi with new commemorative birth and citizenship certificates. Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General ...More >>

UN expert calls on Europe to bank on migrants’ mobility

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 16:55:05 +1300 | UN Commission On Human Rights

UN expert calls on Europe to bank on migrants’ mobility to regain control of its borders More >>

Key to send troops to Iraq but won’t budge on refugee ban

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:32:33 +1300 | Doing Our Bit

The Prime Minister’s Waitangi-eve speech invoked the human rights of the people of Iraq. “We are a country that stands up for human rights,” Key said in defending his decision to send troops to Iraq. However, despite his publicly stated concern ...More >>

Citizenship book highlights new Kiwis’ contribution to NZ

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:15:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister, Hon Peter Dunne, today launched a new book celebrating the value new New Zealanders add to our national identity. Launching the book, Choice Whiriwhiria: The New Zealand Citizenship Story , Mr Dunne said the book showcases ...More >>


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