Posts Tagged ‘pacific migrants’

Church leader forced ‘youth pastor’ to work in orchard, lied to immigration Comments 0

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

A Flaxmere pastor has been sentenced to home detention for lying to Immigration New Zealand for reasons he said were “for the love of God”. Fa’aofo Foma’i and his church, Everlasting Gospel Church, appeared in the Hastings District Court for sentencing this morning after pleading guilty to four charges of providing false or misleading information Read more

Don’t point the finger at Aussies – Pasifika families unfairly deported from NZ Comments 0

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Rather than point the finger at Australia, New Zealand needs to clean up its own act. Each year hundreds of mainly Pasifika families are putting their trust in the wrong people and it was costing them dearly, an immigration lawyer says. Richard Small’s comments come after a Tongan family he represented won a last-ditch appeal Read more

Pressure to send remittances puts pressure on Pacific migrants Comments 0

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The need to send remittances home makes it very difficult for for Pacific Island migrants living in Australia to save and invest in assets or the education of their own families. It creates enormous pressure often leads to resentment. Queensland University Associate Professor Richard Brown said Samoans, Tongans and Cook Islanders have a culture of Read more