Posts Tagged ‘immigrants’

Devout Catholics spreading fear, mistrust of migrants and Muslims Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A bishop has spoken out about Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly Muslims. Irish Bishop Kevin Doran says he has come across people – some of whom classify themselves as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people – who say “oh well, these Muslims are putting our civilisation at risk Read more

Tough immigration rules impacting aged care sector Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Rest homes are starting to lose valuable workers as stricter immigration rules bite, says the Aged Care Association. Kaitaia therapist, Juliet Garcia, has worked for 10 years but can’t get residence. She’s just one example of immigration rules affecting the sector, said chief executive of the Aged Care Association, Simon Wallace. Continue reading Related Posts:Consecrated Read more

Cardinal Dew acknowledges shortcomings in regard to LGBT and migrant communities Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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“We humbly acknowledge our shortcomings, especially with regards to particular groups in society such as the LGBT community who have felt a very real sense of rejection through the Church,” says Cardinal John Dew. And he says the church has also probably fallen short in fully meeting the needs of recent migrant communities. Dew said Read more

NZ’s immigration policy – you’re welcome, until you get sick Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

After eight years in New Zealand, Dinesha Amarasinghe, her husband and her three sons have been told they will be deported back to Sri Lanka. The reason: Dinesha has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  Continue reading   Related Posts:PNG awaits fresh visa bid by Douglas TennentNZ Immigration to deport intellectually-challenged FijianFaith Healer visits Hawkes BayNew Read more

Cardinal Ribat – Immigrants should be welcome but they must show respect Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea is all for policies of compassion and welcome for immigrants around the world. But he says immigrants for their part have to show respect for their host societies. “As a visitor to a country, or even to a home, you’re always conscious you’re a visitor,” he told Crux Read more

Changes in immigration rules will halt flow of health workers from Philippines Comments 0

Monday, May 1st, 2017

A significant number of workers in the health care sector in New Zealand  are from the Philippines. Health worker Aeziel Niegos came to New Zealand in 2008 with a dream of settling here and becoming a Kiwi. But the 39-year-old, who is earns $19.54 an hour as a house leader in an Albany health care Read more

Pope Francis: does what he talks about Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Whenever Pope Francis talks about the need to welcome immigrants, to build bridges not walls, and to invest in the countries from which people are fleeing, critics inevitably will ask, “Okay, but what are you doing about it?” From snarky observations about the walls around Vatican city to wry observations about all the under-utilized ecclesiastical Read more

Migrants causing unemployment – Salvation Army say yes PM says no Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016
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The Salvation Army says there is persistent unemployment in the  15- to 24-year-old age group and this is related to immigration. It says as a country we need to have a rational and open debate around the role of immigration in New Zealand’s future. In a report, What Next, released this week;the Salvation Army suggests Read more

Three new Hindu temple opened in Auckland this year Comments 0

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Auckland’s third new Hindu temple this year will open in Henderson next month. Community worker Pravin Patel said there were now 17 Hindu temples across Auckland. The city’s Hindu adherents increased by more than any other religion between the 2006 and 2013 censuses, from 45,324 to 61,458, and are now 4.3 per cent of all Read more

Controversial Bishop Gray backs family facing deportation Comments 0

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Controversial Anglican, Bishop John Gray, says he can offer a Christchurch family, who sought refuge in a church to avoid deportation to Chile, a home within his church’s grounds. The Ravet family have lived in New Zealand for 11 years, but the parents’ work permits have expired, and they face deportation to Chile. They had Read more