Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Minister Launches Pacific Peoples Settlement Guide

The Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, today launched a new settlement guide for Pacific Island people granted residence in New Zealand.

“One of the Government’s top priorities in the immigration area is to make it easier for new migrants to settle in New Zealand,” Lianne Dalziel said.

The “Settlement Guide for Pacific Peoples” is printed in English, Tongan, and Samoan, and was developed in consultation with Pacific community groups in Auckland and Christchurch and the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs.

The Guide covers a wide range of issues of interest to all Pacific people living in New Zealand, as well as the new migrants. Lianne Dalziel said New Zealand’s historical and cultural ties with the peoples of the Pacific made the launching of this particular settlement guide extremely gratifying.

"This is an important day for the NZIS and the partnership that has developed with the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs in developing this resource material," she said.

"Successful settlement is achieved through a variety of measures, but one of them is access to the Government and community networks that citizens and long term residents tend to take for granted.

"Many people who come to live in New Zealand have to learn a whole new way of life, an entire new system in which to operate. I know it isn't always easy. Language is often the first barrier, and then people have to fill out forms, pass tests for driving, gain qualifications, learn about the health and education system … the list goes on.

"This is made much easier when there is strong family support already in New Zealand, but that is not always the case. Hence, the Settlement Guides," Lianne Dalziel said.

Lianne Dalziel congratulated Pacific MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban on an initiative improving the relationship between Pacific communities and the Immigration Service. "That has been an important in breaking down some of the barriers that have been built up over the years in terms of communication and understanding between Pacific communities and the Government," she said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits


In a flashback to the military displays of days gone by, one of our frigates recently joined a Carrier Strike show of force in the South China Sea, en route to a joint military exercise in Singapore with our traditional allies, called BersamaGold21. Reportedly, Anna Powles, from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies at Massey University felt this to be a case of us doing our bit to uphold international law, and the right of free transit through the region in question... More>>

Government: New COVID-19 Protection Framework Delivers Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated New Zealanders


Vaccinated New Zealanders will regain everyday freedoms when the country moves to a new simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework that doesn’t rely on nationwide lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading. In a suite of announcements that establish a pathway out of restrictions the Government is also providing up to $940 million per fortnight to support businesses through the challenging period... More>>

ALSO:





 
 


Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>

ALSO:


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels