Posts Tagged ‘NZ Immigration Policy’

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policy towards the Pacific, including the quota system which is drawn by random ballot, has been criticised for being outdated and discriminatory.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

Six month reprieve still leaves Paul Crystal “in limbo” Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

A British family facing deportation because the father is unable to work since developing a brain tumour, says a six-month reprieve by the Immigration Department still leaves them in limbo. Paul Crystal, his wife and their three children moved to New Zealand more than six years ago, started two businesses, and were close to getting Read more

Residency struggle for Pacific immigrants Comments 0

Friday, March 9th, 2012

A new two-tier immigration system that favours the wealthy means that fewer Pacific Island migrants may be able to gain New Zealand residency. The government will scrap the sibling and adult child immigration categories to “reduce the number of unskilled migrants who find it difficult to get jobs and are more likely to get benefit Read more