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01 December 2021

Website crashes as applications open for fast-track migrant resident visas

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30 November 2021

DECEMBER 1: THE ONE-OFF D-DAY

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30 November 2021

New Zealand Labour-led Government Continues Attacks On Immigrants

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30 November 2021

Exploitation claims expected to rise as migrants apply for new residency visa

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29 November 2021

MBIE opens the books on $62.4M Microsoft-led immigration system rebuild

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29 November 2021

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Granny gets immigration reprieve to stay with family through the festive season

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26 November 2021

Who is an eligible traveller for New Zealand's 2022 travel opening?

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25 November 2021

Immigration Policy Is Disconnected From Infrastructure

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25 November 2021

Security Intelligence Service admits 'significant failings' in Immigration advice

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25 November 2021

International language sector says border reopening date for students too late

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24 November 2021

Border Reopening A Relief For Business

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24 November 2021

Government Border Announcement Makes Australia The Destination Of Choice For Skilled Migrants And Students

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23 November 2021

Afghan nationals win case to have visa applications considered

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23 November 2021

Return to New Zealand: November 2021 updates for international students

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22 November 2021

Pathway to Residency is a long forward pass

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22 November 2021

Sacked after 10 days: How British plumber's Kiwi dream soured

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22 November 2021

Migrant dads split from families by border restrictions desperate to be reunited

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22 November 2021

Immigration Advisor with 'history of deception' ordered to pay $26k in penalties

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19 November 2021

Immigrants face vaccine pass roadblocks

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19 November 2021

Crunch Is Coming For Agricultural Contractors

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18 November 2021

Empty schools, crowded retirement homes

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18 November 2021

Minister Missing When Agriculture Needs Him Most

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18 November 2021

Covid-19 limits refugee intake

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17 November 2021

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland woman feels deprived of 'basic human right' to be with husband

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17 November 2021

Yes, we need migrants to top up sectors which require their skills, but ...

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19 November 2021

We don't want to go home, but we don't have a choice

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17 November 2021

The top 10 risks to your 2021 Resident Visa application

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15 November 2021

Government to address immigration 'quirk' in new one-off residence visa

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12 November 2021

INZ WEBINAR LIGHT ON DETAIL "WASTE OF TIME," ONE IMMIGRATION EXPERT SAYS

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11 November 2021

Immigrants uncertain about their future due to residency eligibility

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11 November 2021

Bill Passes To Make Superannuation Fairer

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09 November 2021

Productivity commission report reveals immigration is both good and bad

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08 November 2021

Calls for law change as report reveals unsustainability of pre-pandemic immigration rates

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08 November 2021

'Begging for money and food' - mother of infant describes lockdown

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08 November 2021

Not too fat for NZ: Migrants seeking residency eligible for health waiver

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08 November 2021

A plywood box in a liquor store backroom, home for one of New Zealand's estimated 3000 modern day slaves

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08 November 2021

Immigration 'inconsistent' in visas for Afghans resettling in New Zealand - law group

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05 November 2021

Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Visa Category Now Open

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04 November 2021

Migrants helping govt investigation upset they're ineligible for fast-tracked residency

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04 November 2021

NZ-affiliated Afghans unfairly denied visas, court told

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04 November 2021

Former minister denounces 'set-up' to block Chinese couple's immigration appeal

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03 November 2021

New Zealand's housing crisis and Afghanistan's refugee crisis have intersected

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03 November 2021

ERA Orders Dunedin Bakery To Pay $299k After Labour Inspectorate Investigation

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02 November 2021

New Partnership To Support More Options For Refugee Resettlement In New Zealand

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02 November 2021

Government appoints special representative for Afghanistan, as more evacuees reach New Zealand

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01 November 2021

ONE-OFF RESIDENT VISA A MIXED BAG, SAY EXPERTS

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01 November 2021

'No clear pathway' for international student to get NZ residency

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01 November 2021

Workplace exploitation of migrants to be investigated in new $50m government inquiry

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01 November 2021

Couple denied NZ residence due to Chinese intelligence links

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29 October 2021

Chinese migrants seek clarity on parent resident visa category

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27 October 2021

Doctor excluded from one-off residence visa says govt change 'makes no sense'

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26 October 2021

Immigrants share stories of 'uprooting and planting' themselves in Aotearoa

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26 October 2021

Afghan woman waiting for refugee visa told Immigration not processing offshore applications

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25 October 2021

Immigration NZ staff to be re-trained over one-off residence visa applications

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24 October 2021

Out in the cold after one-off resident visa announcement

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23 October 2021

Ethnic Communities Minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan speaks to Indians living in Auckland

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23 October 2021

Major hurdle for HIV-positive immigrants to be removed

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22 October 2021

Border class exception for 1,000 international tertiary students

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20 October 2021

Government Wakes Up To National's Call For MIQ Spots To Be Allocated To Health Workers

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20 October 2021

Immigration lawyer calls for Covid-19 vaccination to be a condition of visas

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19 October 2021

PhD students excluded from 'unfair and short-sighted' residence visa policy

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13 October 2021

For too long, New Zealand has relied on top-down, centralised strategies against Covid-19

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12 October 2021

Working holiday and seasonal work visas extended for another six months

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11 October 2021

Open Letter To Hon. Minister Kris Faafoi - The Voices Of International Students

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11 October 2021

'Massive divisions' - Greens call for extension of one-off residence

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11 October 2021

MIQueue: Health sector 'mystified' over struggle to get staff into NZ

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11 October 2021

Covid-19: Migrants kept in NZ by MIQ lock-out considering giving up on Kiwi life

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08 October 2021

Is the new 2021 Resident Visa category open to misuse?

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07 October 2021

Migrant students feel cheated over residence visa decision

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07 October 2021

New Zealand to deploy 'Special Representative for Afghanistan' to help bring back 1250 visa holders

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07 October 2021

Call to broaden eligibility for new pathway visa

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06 October 2021

'I can't wait to start earning': After 18 months without work, chef gets her visa

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06 October 2021

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Immigrant doctors denied work at 'understaffed' hospitals

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01 October 2021

Changes To Visas To Help Many, But Devil In Detail

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01 October 2021

Unions Welcome Residency Announcement For Working People And Their Families

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30 September 2021

Petition started to broaden eligibility for fast-tracked 2021 resident visa

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30 September 2021

Migrant Groups Are Urgently Calling On The Government To Include Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Workers

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30 September 2021

'Long overdue': Migrant workers welcome government's residency plan for 165,000

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30 September 2021

New 2021 Resident Visa

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30 September 2021

One-off residence pathway provides certainty to migrants and business

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29 September 2021

Immigration Minister set to expedite residence visa applications

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28 September 2021

Hear From Us, Not About Us: "There Are No Excuses To Not Listen To Us Now"

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28 September 2021

Minister must seize opportunity to sort immigration crisis

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28 September 2021

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 'Unwelcome' nurses leaving NZ over immigration rules

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27 September 2021

Dr Shane Reti: Solution to the ICU shortage, relax immigration settings

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27 September 2021

Labour shortage leaves wine industry facing uncomfortable truth

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25 September 2021

Woman denied NZ residency because she was married to two people at once

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24 September 2021

Immigration froze residency applications processing in Auckland's lockdown

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24 September 2021

Covid-19: Call to make getting ICU nurses into NZ easier

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22 September 2021

Petition Launched To "Get 2 Vets" Into NZ Per Week

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22 September 2021

Govt considers using refugee quota for at-risk Afghans, as former interpreters continue protest

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22 September 2021

Skifields already eyeing foreign workers for 2022 season

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21 September 2021

ACT Challenges Minister To Walk Outside

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21 September 2021

Desperation grows as Government yet to make decisions on plight of Afghans

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21 September 2021

Lack of immigrant workers leaves farmers to rely on family

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20 September 2021

Essential workers leaving Aotearoa for other 'open doors' to residency

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20 September 2021

Our Covid future: A new normal not quite like the old one, thanks to a virus

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17 September 2021

The $140,000 job not a single Kiwi has applied for

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17 September 2021

'Bordering on eugenics' - Greens want to see immigration policy scrapped

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17 September 2021

Lamb prices forecast to rise further

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16 September 2021

Emails reveal residency pleas of rural GP, convicted criminals granted stay

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16 September 2021

Migrant's chances of being with fiancée in New Zealand slimmer every day

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16 September 2021

Over 100 Pasifika overstayers deported last year during pandemic

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14 September 2021

Migrant exodus felt in Mid Canterbury

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13 September 2021

Australia pinches NZ's migrant dairy workers who cannot get residency

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10 September 2021

Afghanistan evacuees due to leave MIQ - 'It is going to be pretty challenging'

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09 September 2021

Migrant ECE teachers and their union win right to reunite

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09 September 2021

Sectors desperate for staff still struggling despite promise to let in critical migrant workers

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07 September 2021

Visa frustrations push Timaru dairy worker towards Australia

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06 September 2021

Immigration New Zealand shuts its Beijing office

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06 September 2021

Government Attempted To Deport Terrorist

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03 September 2021

Too many migrants feeling freezer burn

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01 September 2021

Deleted Immigration NZ website post appears to be copy of new policy - adviser

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30 August 2021

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Calls for medical staff to be prioritised for residency

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30 August 2021

Government Faces Legal Action Over Afghanistan Inaction

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27 August 2021

Is Covid really to blame for our immigration problems?

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26 August 2021

Afghanistan: Desperate pleas for Government to help Afghans under threat from Taliban

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26 August 2021

Immigration NZ sorry after mum was separated from kids following husband's death

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17 August 2021

Immigration during COVID-19: Who's in, who's out and who's waiting?

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16 August 2021

National says Immigration capable of processing applications faster, says they're on a 'deliberate go-slow'

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13 August 2021

Migrant family in Taumarunui consider moving to Auckland for better shot at residency

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13 August 2021

Modified Isolation Is Great News, But Who Will Foot The Bill?

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12 August 2021

Poor Immigration Policies Detrimental To Construction Sector

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12 August 2021

'So thrilled': Auckland girl with autism granted visa

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12 August 2021

Act Party leader David Seymour talks to Radio Tarana's Vandhna Bhan on immigration issues and the shortage of MIQ spots for New Zealanders keen to return home.

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09 August 2021

What is behind the immigration delays, and why are some proposing an amnesty to resolve the deadlock?

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05 August 2021

Immigration Minister denies residency queue is 'shambles'

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05 August 2021

National Party wants to clear residency backlog and offer 'Covid contribution' visa for workers already here

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03 August 2021

Covid 19 coronavirus: PM Jacinda Ardern says decisions coming on stalled residency applications

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03 August 2021

Covid 19 coronavirus: Seasonal workers from Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu allowed into NZ from September

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02 August 2021

Businesses advised not to underestimate work visa accreditation process

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02 August 2021

Immigrant youth trapped without the ability to work or study have been promised a resolution, as Immigration NZ continues working through thousands of cases

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29 July 2021

Covid 19 coronavirus: Young regional GP with 1300 patients leaves New Zealand following residency limbo

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29 July 2021

'No COVID excuse' for skilled migrants to be living in uncertainty - National MP Erica Stanford

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28 July 2021

Protesters gather in Auckland's Aotea Square in support of migrant rights

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26 July 2021

"Immigration reform may be needed in the future, but right now we need certainty," say ACT's Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall and Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron

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26 July 2021

Skilled migrants are leaving in droves, frustrated by lengthy residency delays

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26 July 2021

Govt accused of creating "two-tier system" for families split up by border closure

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26 July 2021

Migrants filling labour shortage run out of patience with Government

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22 July 2021

Husband separated from spouse over visa issues takes case to High Court

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21 July 2021

Revealed: More than 1000 registered doctors and nurses waiting in residency queue

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20 July 2021

Daughter of skilled migrants repeats year 13 as residency application languishes

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20 July 2021

Government's lack of consultation raises ire of immigration advisers

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19 July 2021

Immigration hold-ups a recipe for fallout

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16 July 2021

Queenstown workers relieved as visas extended

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16 July 2021

Wasted Money Could Have Helped Progress Skilled Migrants Says NZAMI

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16 July 2021

Extended Essential Skills visas being rolled out

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15 July 2021

Faafoi, Nash to meet Boult on visit

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14 July 2021

NZ economy in the world's "strongest position" to recover from pandemic

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13 July 2021

Skilled labour shortage 'a problem we've got to address', Finance Minister Grant Robertson says

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13 July 2021

"The shine of NZ has dimmed": Skilled migrants leave as families rejected

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12 July 2021

Community Leaders Express Serious Frustration In Response To Covid-19 Related Immigration Policies

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12 July 2021

Migrant workers and their families left in limbo over restrictions

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09 July 2021

Immigration New Zealand confirms partners among those whose visas have been cancelled

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09 July 2021

March Of Migrants II - Sunday, The 11th Of July 2pm

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09 July 2021

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi seeks advice on helping languishing children of skilled migrants

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08 July 2021

Residence visa application refunds may be next - Immigration New Zealand

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08 July 2021

The unintended consequence of COVID-19 border restrictions on children of skilled migrants

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08 July 2021

No Plan For The Future Of Immigration

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08 July 2021

New leaders pick up the tools to help fix skills shortages

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06 July 2021

Covid-19 worker shortage:

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05 July 2021

New Zealand's lifelines to the outside world are being cut off

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05 July 2021

New border exception for 300 teachers

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05 July 2021

Border exemptions: Visas approved for 14 wealthy investors

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02 July 2021

'Safety net for migrants': New foundation wants to help end exploitation of migrant workers

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02 July 2021

Eight years on a work visa: The long 'waiting game' for residence

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29 June 2021

Immigration New Zealand U-turn on visa decision, disabled Russian graduate wants apology for discrimination

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25 June 2021

March Of Migrants - Postponed To 10 July

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25 June 2021

Have your say - "Immigration, Productivity and Well-being"

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18 June 2021

Government lets just 15 family members of highly skilled migrants enter New Zealand, despite exemption to reunite them

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14 June 2021

Visa changes: too little, too late?

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14 June 2021

Skifield echoes call for Immigration NZ to let skilled workers through

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10 June 2021

Visa extensions for 10,000 workers, dairy industry gets border exception

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03 June 2021

Dunne Speaks: Short-sighted Immigration Policy Putting Businesses At Risk

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29 May 2021

Migrant employers will need accreditation under new work visa rule

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01 June 2021

Immigration New Zealand hires 100 as Beijing office shuts

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26 May 2021

Immigration "reset" Makes No Sense To Industry Experts

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24 May 2021

Advocates criticise immigration 'reset' as 'migrant scapegoating', call for kindness

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18 May 2021

Jacinda Ardern defends immigration reset, refuses to say whether Government will cap numbers

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17 May 2021

Immigration reset to support COVID-19 recovery

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17 May 2021

Government targets rich investors as part of its 'reset' of immigration settings

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14 May 2021

Immigration Minister Likely To Devastate Skilled Migrant Hopes

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