Posts Tagged ‘Immigrant’

NZ to review Pacific migration Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

New Zealand will review its approach to Pacific migration from next year. Immigration policy towards the Pacific, including the quota system which is drawn by random ballot, has been criticised for being outdated and discriminatory. Labour MP Iain Lees-GallowayLabour MP Iain Lees-Galloway Photo: VNP / Phil Smith Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said New Zealand is Read more

Dux shows extraordinary drive to succeed Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Ian Alindada admits he was a problem child who questioned himself from a young age. Just 18 months ago the young Filipino immigrant was thrust into an alien environment, a Kiwi Catholic school, and it was a case of either sink or swim. Not long after enrolling in Masterton’s Chanel College during term two last year he scored one of the Read more

Vietnamese woman in visa ‘limbo land’ marries Kiwi husband Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A couple mired in a struggle with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) were able to set aside their visa woes – at least for a day – when they tied the knot. Kirk ‘Seamus’ Robertson and his Vietnamese partner, Pham​ Thu Thuong​ Nguyen, known as Thuong, were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford, North Canterbury Read more

“Illegal” and “immigrant” not synonyms Pope says Comments 0

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The media need to get their terminology right and stop perpetuating negative stereotypes about immigrants says Pope Francis. Negative names for immigrants, like calling them “illegal” are not on, Francis says. The media is guilty of this. They should stop perpetuating negative stereotypes and find out why people migrate, he says. Francis offered a number Read more